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Is your divorce trial not going how you expected?

When you first started working with this client, you believed this case would be simple and straightforward. You discussed all the critical details, including issues in the marriage and a careful examination of all marital assets. You prepared for court, but now things aren't going the way you had hoped or anticipated.

Can I strengthen my marriage with a prenuptial agreement?

Many Americans suffer from a common misconception that prenuptial agreements are only useful when a couple divorces. In reality, a wise couple can use a prenuptial agreement to avoid certain conflicts within marriage and protect each other from pressures outside the relationship. While it is certainly true that most divorces benefit from a prenuptial agreement, any couple can use a one to strengthen the marriage -- not tear it down

Plan for times when parenting styles collide

When you and your ex can't agree on how to raise the kids, there is a chance that disagreements are on the horizon. These can be difficult for you to deal with and they can devastate the children. If you are worried that you and your ex will have clashes of this sort, make sure that you keep these tips in mind.

Yes, it is possible to change or terminate spousal support orders

If your divorce entailed a spousal support order and your income has changed significantly since then, you may be carrying a burden that you cannot sustain. For thousands of people throughout the country, spousal support orders become unfeasible to comply with once their income decreases or their expenses expand well beyond what they were when the order was handed down.

More people are using prenuptial agreements now than decades ago

People who get married these days are much more likely to have prenuptial agreements in place than people who were married decades ago. One of the reasons for this is that people aren't getting married as young as what they once did. Instead, some people are waiting until they have an established career and some measure of financial security.

What is a no-fault divorce?

Divorce can happen many ways, and each spouse has his or her own tipping point where the marriage goes from difficult or troubled to untenable. For some couples, divorce comes after years of the relationship slowly fading past recovery, while others implode almost instantaneously, and still others simply run their course. California is a "no-fault" divorce state, so deciding to divorce is a truly personal decision, which is a great freedom and power to carry.

Understand some important points about domestic violence

Many people wonder why people who are in abusive relationships stay. While there are many reasons for this, one of the primary reasons is that the person simply can't leave. In nearly all relationships that involve domestic violence, the abuser uses financial abuse to keep the victim there because the victim doesn't have the economic means to leave.