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The holidays can place extra pressure on quarreling couples

The holidays are upon us once again. Ostensibly, this is a time dedicated to joyous celebration and good will towards all. But in reality, many people find the holidays very hard to endure. This can be especially true for couples who are having marital difficulties. Yet, because these days are often a catalyst for sacred family rituals and togetherness, some people hold out the hope that they can patch up a bad relationship during the holiday season.

Property division in California: Who gets the beach house?

During divorce proceedings, property divisions can be one of the most complex and contested issues you have to handle. For example, determining the value of the property in question can require multiple appraisals.

Holidays and the Newly Single Dad

The holidays are a stressful time of year for many. This can be particularly so for newly divorced families trying to find the new normal. But the divorce is done and you are living on your own for the first time since those years after you graduated from college.

Single mothers often must carry a heavy load alone

Raising a child as a single mother can be extremely challenging. And you are not alone if you sometimes feel overwhelmed by your many responsibilities. The fact is, most single mothers have a variety of issues with which they must contend. But there are several broad areas that seem to be particularly daunting.

Getting a fair settlement to help you build your new life

It is dangerous to construct a building on a weak foundation. And building a new life can be extremely difficult without a strong financial foundation. If you are going through a divorce, you want to come out on the other side with enough wealth to sustain yourself and your children. To this end, it is imperative that you get your fair share of the property and assets that are eligible for division.

Personal electronic data can influence your divorce case

Perhaps it is because our interactions with others via email, texts, and social media are done primarily in private that we are lulled into thinking that our communications will not yield wider consequences. That is to say, when we send someone an email or text, on a subconscious level, we seem to think we have the same degree of privacy that we have when speaking face-to-face or on the phone. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Where could a spouse hide vast amounts of wealth?

It is not uncommon to feel blindsided if your spouse unexpectedly files for divorce. Perhaps you were aware that your relationship was strained, but you held out hope that it was just a passing phase. Or maybe the divorce took you by total surprise. Regardless, you are now faced with a number of daunting tasks, among which is making sure that you get a fair property settlement.

Millennials embracing benefits of prenuptial agreements

It's high time that millennials get their due. While those in this important demographic are sometimes treated with condescension, they may be more realistic about life and smarter about protecting their interests than they are given credit for. For example, a recent survey indicates that millennials are typically very savvy in their approach to marriage.