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April 2018 Archives

Tips for reentering the workforce after divorce

Reentering the workforce after a long absence can be tough under the best of circumstances, but if you are trying to do so in the aftermath of a recent divorce, it can prove even more difficult. Often, one party in a marriage sacrifices his or her own education or career advancement for the sake of the other partner or the children, but long lapses outside of work can leave you lacking in terms of marketable skills.

California firm helping address child support issues

Regardless of whether you're a custodial or noncustodial parent, the outcome of a child support dispute can shape the financial well-being of you and your child. As we discussed last week, there are limited circumstances under which child support can be stopped, but there are many instances when a child support modification is warranted. Whether you are seeking to increase or decrease a support obligation, you need to be prepared for a fight, as very rarely do parents agree on an appropriate amount of monthly child support.

Cessation and modification of child support

Child support can be a massive financial obligation for Californians. This is especially true for those who have multiple children, children with extensive needs, and those who have an insignificant income. There are a variety of factors that can affect child support, many of which can change over time. This means that child support modification, one direction or the other, is often justified. But when can a child support obligation be ended?

The importance of a postnuptial agreement

On this blog we have discussed the importance of prenuptial agreements. This agreement is essentially a contract between two individuals entered into before marriage that spells out how their finances will be handled in the event of divorce. While it primarily deals with property division, it can address other issues from alimony to social media accounts. It's an agreement that really allows parties to get creative to find a way to alleviate financial tensions, thereby allowing the couple to focus on their relationship.

Contested child guardianship and court investigation

Sometimes, for whatever reason, parents find themselves in hard times. Whether this involves financial matters, mental health, substance abuse, or another issue that substantially affects one's ability to care for his or her children, alternative arrangements for the children's care may need to be sought. Although the state, under certain circumstances, may try to terminate an individual's parental rights, thereby freeing the children for adoption, this is considered a last resort. To avoid this outcome, alternative plans exist, such as custody arrangements and guardianship.

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