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What to do about early IRA distributions in a divorce

"Grey divorce" is the name given to the phenomenon of divorce among older people, and it is on the rise as the rate among younger people is falling. Retirement accounts may be a particularly valuable asset for older couples in California, and they may need to be split in a divorce. This is usually a fairly straightforward process with an IRA, requiring only a divorce decree. With a 401(k) and some other types of accounts, a complicated document known as a qualified domestic relations order is needed.

Why some couples sign postnuptial agreements

Couples in California may be interested in learning about postnuptial agreements. These legal documents are similar to prenuptial agreements, but they are signed after a couple is already married. The goal is to protect any assets that are acquired during the marriage in case a future divorce occurs.

False claims of child abuse common trick in custody battles

If your relationship with your ex has been volatile, you may be dealing with a difficult custody battle. An angry or bitter ex may be willing to try anything to gain custody of a child, even if it is only to keep you from winning the fight. Unfortunately, some of the tactics a parent may use to gain the upper hand in a custody battle can end up creating a world of hurt for everyone involved.

Creating a parenting plan for children of different ages

Divorced parents in California may feel uncertain when it comes to deciding on the best way to divide custody. The primary goal should be to determine what is best for the children. The following basic guidelines are helpful and take into consideration the needs of kids at different stages during their life.

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