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Scrutinizing your client’s alimony stipulations is key

In California, property division and alimony agreements often create serious points of friction for divorcing spouses. As a divorce attorney, you must constantly stay on top of a mountain of moving parts for your client, to ensure that they receive the best reasonable terms in agreements covering a wide spectrum of issues.

What if my spouse hides assets during our divorce?

Even in the best of circumstances, divorce has an uncanny way of bringing out surprisingly destructive behavior in spouses who suddenly have concerns about their uncertain future. This especially true in California, where our property division laws require divorcing couples to split marital property equally. Often, spouses who worry that a divorce may cost them half of some assets they don't wish to divide may choose to hide these assets, hoping that the other spouse won't find them and claim some portion.

Your mind has to rule your heart during a divorce

Making decisions during a divorce can be fueled by a clear plan for your future but it might also be driven by emotions. Your goal in the divorce should be the former option instead of the latter. When you find out that your marriage is over, you must sit down and make a clear plan for your future. Think about everything from how you are going to get social now that you are single through how your finances are going to play out.

How do I know if I should keep our marital home?

When spouses choose to split up in California, one of the biggest issues many couples face is which person has the right to stay in the house the couple shared. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this dilemma, but may help you to understand how some of the most common scenarios often play out.

Medical drama in child custody doesn't have to happen

Once you have gone through a divorce, you will likely have a child custody arrangement for your minor children. One aspect of this that has to be considered is the child's medical care. There are several different points that you need to think about when it comes to this facet of the child custody case.

What is a Cost Of Living Adjustment clause?

When parents choose to split up, a child support order dictates just how much and how often one parent pays for the ongoing needs of the child. The amount of child support in each payment varies from case to case, depending on the needs of the child and the resources of the parent given the order. However, as any parent can tell you, a child's needs evolve constantly, and the overall cost of living in California is rarely static either.

Prenuptial agreements should be part of wedding planning

An engagement is the start of a wonderful journey. It is also the start of a lot of wedding planning. While you are planning your wedding, don't forget to take steps to protect yourself just in case this marriage doesn't work. One thing that you can do is to get a prenuptial agreement in place.

Be sure to protect yourself if you plan to get married again

It is very common for people who divorce to decide to get remarried. Of course, while a new marriage holds new possibilities, it also holds risks. If you're considering getting remarried after a divorce, be sure that you take the proper steps to protect yourself and your fairly before you enter into another marriage.