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Handling your emotions during divorce

Splitting up with your spouse is undoubtedly going to cause you to experience a lot of negative emotions, regardless of whether you believe that the separation is for the best. The tumultuous state that you will experience is likely to cause you to find all aspects of your life more difficult: you may feel that you are unable to concentrate at work or that you become more easily irritable around your children.

Mediation can take the teeth out of the divorce process

When the time comes to tie the knot, it's easy to get very excited. Many people report their weddings as the most memorably happy day of their lives, while entire industries in California are based around making weddings one-of-a-kind events for spouses. But if the time comes to cut ties, things are far less exciting.

Prenuptial agreements are growing in popularity

Prenuptial agreements have become more popular in recent years, and this is especially true in states with strict community property laws like California. These laws require judges to divide marital estates equally even if doing so would result in an outcome that could be viewed as unfair, but couples who draft these agreements are able to decide for themselves how their property will be divided should they divorce.

Treat the other spouse with respect in a divorce

In a California divorce action, a court may have to decide issues such as property division and custody of the children. There are various factors that a court could consider in reaching its decisions. One of these could be the relationship between the spouses. Thus, a spouse who mistreats the other or tries to harm the other's reputation may suffer in the court's final decision.

Divorce can be difficult on children

When California parents get a divorce, it can be a difficult time for their children, whether they are in grade school or in kindergarten. They often experience a variety of emotions, and sometimes they feel that they are the reason that their parents decided to end their marriage. Whether their parents were awarded joint physical custody by the court or came up with a parenting plan on their own, the children will be affected, but there are a few coping methods that they might want to know.

People 50 and older are increasingly choosing to divorce

Californians of any age might decide that their marriage is no longer working and choose to get a divorce. However, researchers assess statistics to determine which age groups are more prone to divorce. The age of the couple could have a significant impact on a variety of issues such as spousal support and property division.

Top reasons why women seek to end their marriages

Women in California and throughout the country are more likely to initiate a divorce compared to their husbands. According to research from the American Sociological Association, there are several reasons why this is this case. One key one is that a woman's role in the business world is evolving faster than a woman's role in the home. This means that women are more likely than their spouses to both work full-time and do the majority of the household chores.

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.

Tips for getting through a divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful things a person goes through in life. For some people, it can be like a death. People need to allow themselves to mourn. Afterward, it is possible to heal from a divorce and come out happy on the other side.

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