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Discover how you might work out property division agreements

We've recently discussed premarital agreements and how these can have a big impact on how protected your assets are when you get a divorce. While this is something that many people realize before they walk down the aisle, not everyone has a prenuptial agreement in force when they discover that they need to divorce.

Can I appeal a child custody order?

When the dust settles after your divorce, it is very likely that some aspects of the divorce settlement or court order governing your responsibilities and privileges toward your child will be difficult to accept. In many cases, parents simply adjust their expectations and lifestyles to comply with the order and learn to live with it. Is it possible to appeal a custody order? Yes, it is possible.

Protect your marriage with a well-crafted prenuptial agreement

The greater one or both partner's assets are within a marriage, the more likely conflict is to brew, sooner or later. While money is certainly not the root of all evil, it does have a way of presenting conflicts in relationships, especially if spouses come from different economic backgrounds.

Premarital agreements can't be one-sided contracts

The importance to prenuptial agreements is something that escapes many people. Some people falsely believe that they only need a premarital agreement if they have a lot of assets or make a lot of money. This isn't the case at all. A prenuptial agreement can help anyone to ensure they are protected in the event of a divorce.

Prenuptial agreements aid wives who earn more than their husbands

When the public thinks about income inequality between spouses, they often envision a scenario where a husband is the primary income earner while a wife brings significantly less to the table. However, the last half-century has changed a great deal about why people marry and when, leading to a surge in recent years of couples where the wife, and not the husband, is the primary breadwinner. This creates a kind of income inequality in a marriage that goes against many stereotypes that still exist in public opinion, and may create tensions in the relationship.

Stepparent adoptions can occur in specific circumstances

Some stepparents play such an active role in a child's life that they want to adopt the child as their own. This is usually a wonderful experience for the child, but there are very specific conditions that must be met in order for the adoption to take place.

Custody issues for unwed parents

In California, when a child is born to two individuals who are not married, custody issues may require some specific attention. Many circumstances involving unwed parents who do not remain together as a couple result in the birth mother receiving custody of the child, but there do remain some variables to address.

How do I talk to my partner about a prenuptial agreement?

In the lead-up to a marriage, there are many important conversations that you and your partner need to have, but many of them are very difficult to bring up. This is especially true when it comes to a prenuptial agreement. For many soon-to-be spouses, now knowing how to get into this conversation keeps them from having it at all, which is often a big mistake.

Know how to handle child support matters

Going through a child custody case involves a lot more than just who spends time with the children and when. These cases also have to determine when child support is appropriate. There are a host of factors that the court considers when child support is being considered. We can help you find out how these factors will impact your case.