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Orange County man seeking to reform state alimony law

California has no legal restrictions on the length of time a divorced spouse may be required to pay alimony to their ex. The law states that a person may receive this support for a "reasonable period of time." If a couple was married for a decade or longer, a judge may decide not to specify an end to the alimony.

Adele files for divorce in Los Angeles

Less than six months after British singing sensation Adele and her husband Simon Konecki announced that they had separated, the 31-year-old has filed for divorce. She filed the petition here in Southern California, in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Missed the signs of the end of the marriage? You aren't alone

Not all adults recognize the signs that their marriage is heading for a divorce. The majority of couples who are divorcing note that their relationship was happy a year prior. One theory about this is that the decline of marriage was so slow that one party didn't see the signs that things were heading in the wrong direction. This brings up a question about what these parties might have done differently had they known.

Suspect your ex is hiding assets? Here's where to look.

Even if you knew that your marriage was heading toward divorce for quite some time, the process can still be incredibly emotional. However, divorce is also a legal process that emotions should not rule. Not everyone takes this to heart, though. Hiding assets and money is often an emotional response to property division, and it might be more common than you think.

The physical effects of a divorce on older individuals

The end of a marriage is a difficult time for both parties, particularly when it comes to finances. It's inevitable that a divorce will have financial effects on a person's life and bring other major changes, but it is important not to overlook the physical effects that this process can have. For some, divorce can have a negative effect on health and wellness.

The way you ask for a divorce will impact you in the future

There's nothing easy about asking your spouse for a divorce, as both you and your spouse will have a lot to say about your current situation and what the future will bring. There will be a lot of emotions on both sides, so it's important to prepare for this discussion.

What should you do when counseling is getting you nowhere?

You've been having trouble in your marriage for some time now. Instead of quickly pulling the plug on the relationship, you and your spouse tried marriage counseling. You've been going for a while, but things do not seem to be improving. What should you do next?