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What do I have to disclose when creating a prenup?

Are you planning a wedding in Orange, California? If so, you've likely got a lot on your mind. It's important that you sit down with your future spouse and talk openly and honestly about the expectations for marriage. You should also discuss the signing of a prenuptial agreement. You don't want to find yourself in a difficult situation should the marriage end in divorce. So, what needs to be disclosed when creating a prenuptial agreement?

Babies have unique child custody needs for parents to consider

Parenting an infant is a challenge. When you and the other parent aren't together any longer, there is an added difficulty in the situation – child custody. We know that this is a frightening time because you might not be able to handle the thought of your baby not being in your care.

Make a plan for extracurricular activity fees after a divorce

Raising children is an expensive job. Even when the children aren't involved in extracurricular activities, there are still considerable expenses. When you add in things like dance, football, chess club, band and other activities, the cost is going to soar. Parents who aren't in a relationship with each other need to come up with a plan for paying for all these extra expenses.

How do I receive child support payments in California?

When a child support agreement is finalized by the courts in California, it becomes effective either that day or a date in which the court deems appropriate. Once you know what money is coming to you, it's likely that you will start to wonder how the payment will be sent to you. So, how do you receive child support payments in California?

Contentious child custody cases might need the court's help

Throughout your child's life at home, decisions will have to be made for everything from where the child will go to school to what type of schedule they need. All of these are usually made by the parents, but this might not be easy to determine if you and your child's other parent aren't together any longer. This is when a solid parenting plan might be helpful.

How do we make shared custody successful?

Shared custody is an arrangement that many parents are able to make work. It might take time to get into a rhythm that is best for all involved, but it's important to put as much effort and energy into this arrangement as possible. When you are fighting for custody with the other parent, try to suggest shared custody. So, how can you make shared custody successful?

Avoid an unfair divorce with regard to hidden assets

What were the main priorities on your mind when you made your decision to divorce? Perhaps you were concerned about protecting your home in conjunction with not wanting to have to uproot your kids and move to a new area. Your children, of course, are always one of your highest priorities, so their best interests are undoubtedly the main concern of yours regarding divorce proceedings. What about property division? Are you worried about your spouse trying to hide assets?

Joint credit cards for married couples are a smart move

Joint credit cards are a smart move for married couples for a couple of reasons. The first of which is that things will be pretty cut and dry if the marriage ends in divorce. Dividing the debt will be as easy as looking at the latest statement for each credit card. But, what if one of the parties has a secret credit card? Let's explore this in today's post.