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September 2017 Archives

Important divorce considerations

As we have said on this blog before, getting divorced is far more than an emotional choice, as it is also one that can reshape your financial future. Many of our readers may need to prepare for this reality, as studies have shown that the divorce rate picks up after summer. One reason is because many people wait until their children are back in school and vacations are over. Another reason is that individuals may want to wrap up their marriage dissolution prior to the oncoming holidays. Regardless of when Roseville residents choose to seek divorce, there are certain things you must take note of in order to better protect your financial future.

Study find joint physical custody may be best for kids

Parents have a lot to figure out, including scheduling around school and extracurricular activities, planning meals, and figuring out how to make ends meet. Yet, as stressful as this may seem, it can pale in comparison to the thought of losing custody of a child. But many Californians find themselves in this position. Whether as a result of a nasty divorce or an unmarried couple's inability to agree, a child custody dispute can become extremely heated. However, all parties, and the judge, should be keeping an eye on what further the best interests of the child.

How to minimize the impact of divorce on children

For many Californians, divorce is something that they may have been building up to for a long time. They may have already developed a plan to secure financial stability and dissolve the marriage at a time that is suitable for them. However, for many children, divorce comes as an utter shock. This can be especially true when parents have maintained the fa├žade of a good marriage in order to protect their kids. Being suddenly hit with the knowledge that their home will now be divided can leave kids traumatized. Yet, there may be steps that parents can take to ensure that their children are protected as fully as possible during the divorce process.

What you should know about prenuptial agreements

A valid, well-written prenuptial agreement can save a lot of trouble for California couples in the event of a divorce. While some people still feel reluctant to contemplate the possibility their marriage will not last, an increasing number of Americans sees prenups as a prudent measure.

Things to think about when considering guardianship

As we have discussed previously on this blog, there may be times when a California family finds it appropriate to either adopt a child or serve as guardian of a child. In many instances, this occurs when a child's biological parents are unfit or their parental rights have been terminated. Yet, there may be times when a child's parent or parents make the decision that they are temporarily unable to care for the child. In other instances, parents may want to consider guardianship as part of their will in the event that they suddenly pass away.

Property division and the concept of separate property

Marriage dissolution is a process that can affect an individual, and his or her family, in many different ways. While the emotional impact of ending a relationship can be devastating, it can also be tough on children who are suddenly left with limited time with each parent. Outside of the emotional realm, divorce can reshape an individual's financial well-being, which can completely redefine how he or she lives moving forward. In order to give one's self the best possible chance of obtaining a fair resolution and solid financial footing, divorcing individuals need to approach certain marriage dissolution issues with aggressiveness.

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