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August 2015 Archives

Why discussing finances before marriage is essential

No one can argue that it's more crucial for some couples to get a prenuptial agreement before they marry than for others. If one spouse has significantly more assets or if both spouses are going into the marriage with personal and/or business assets they want to protect, a prenup can help provide insurance for their financial future should they break up.

What does California law say about child custody?

Getting a divorce often means that children are involved. In California, the state law complies with the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act that the federal government has put in place. The law has provisions for not only parents but also grandparents. However, joint custody and visitation rights are the main focus. This act fosters a sense of legal cooperation in case one of the parents is located in a different state. It was enacted in 1973.

Prenuptial agreements aren't a bad topic of discussion

With so many of the long-term couples in Hollywood ending their marriages, the subject of divorce, prenuptial agreements, spousal support and property division seem to be at the top of everyone's list these days. Just last week, we discussed the split of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale. Just a few posts prior to that, we discussed the split of Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. We know that seeing those couples split has probably had some people wondering what they can do to avoid going through a messy divorce.

Long-term musical couple announces split

Another long-term, high-profile California couple seems to be going their separate ways. Singers Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have announced that they are ending their nearly 13-year marriage. Stefani, of the group No Doubt and the television show "The Voice" and Rossdale, the frontman for the group Bush, issued a joint statement announcing the break-up.

Family law issues are easier with the right representation

When you get a divorce, issues such as child custody, spousal support and child support are often paramount. However, property division is also one of the topics that you will need to negotiate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. How will the assets and debts be distributed? Who will get the family home?

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton divorce after 4 years

On July 20, one of country music's favorite couples announced that they had divorced. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton met when they performed together for CMT in 2005 and were married in 2011. Both saw new career highs in the years that followed, including being named female and male vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association several years in a row.

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