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Counting The Money In A Silicon Valley Divorce

In the big-money world of tech, divorces can cost what others might consider a fortune. For some entrepreneurs, a pile of newly-found wealth can embolden the urge to fight hard to keep it. For spouses married to tech entrepreneurs, a generous settlement may be their best shot at financial security for the rest of their lives. They're going to fight hard, too. At issue is the alleged king's ransom they're fighting over. Dividing the significant wealth that accumulates in the tech world isn't as easy as dividing piles of hundred-dollar bills, though. In Silicon Valley, wealth often comes in other forms that can be more difficult to divide.

Rules to make joint child custody work

The most important decision a couple can make when ending their relationship is to manage their emotions. Studies have shown that shared child custody situations in California tend to work best when both parents are cooperative and respectful of each other. Children who witness these qualities often adjust easier.

Courts in California settle long, drawn-out high asset divorce

Trying to come to an amicable agreement during a divorce is never easy for either party under any circumstances. But in a high asset divorce in California, it can be particularly stressful and unnerving, especially when the settlement is worth well into the millions. Even with a pre-nuptial agreement, both parties will still have certain demands.

What's best for preschoolers when it comes to child custody?

What parent doesn't want the best for their child especially during a divorce? California parents these days are looking to do the right thing for their children during child custody negotiations. One university study has parents leaning more towards 50-50 joint physical custody then ever before.

Divorce and property division after age 50

It is believed that an estimated 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, and the number for adults over the age of 50 has doubled. California being a community property state can make property division complicated and costly. In some cases, assets take precedence. Reports have shown that the only thing more devastating than divorce for couples over 50 is the death of a spouse.

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