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Divorce rates could be influenced by premarital cohabitation

Couples in California who decide to live together before they marry may also be more likely to divorce, according to one study. Researchers found that people who live together before marriage are more likely to face some types of challenges, including those that lead to the end of their marriage. In the first year of marriage, cohabitation is linked with a lower likelihood of divorce. However, researchers found that the risk of divorce rises with each other year. The study analyzed a sample of women aged 44 or younger who were married for the first time between 1970 and 2015 across the country.

Why divorce rates could be higher among wealthier couples

The Federal Reserve Board reports that couples who have a wide discrepancy in credit scores are more apt to get a divorce than those whose credit scores are more similar. Furthermore, individuals with higher credit scores are likelier to remain in committed relationships than those with lower ones. However, higher-income California couples might be more likely to divorce than those with lower incomes.

Tips for mothers in contentious shared custody arrangements

Sharing custody with a former spouse after the dissolution of a marriage can be daunting and worrisome for many mothers. You want the best for your children, but that may mean dealing with an ex who is less than cooperative. As you navigate this new territory in your family’s dynamics, consider some strategies to manage this co-parenting relationship.

New California law changing how pets are treated in divorce

Most pet owners view their pets as far more than property. A beloved pet can be seen as a major part of the family. However, property is what the law has historically treated pets as here in California when it comes to divorces. Because of this, in divorces, courts in the state generally have been limited to the processes and considerations related to dividing property when deciding what to do with pets in a divorce.

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