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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?

How is the amount of spousal support determined in California?

If you plan to seek spousal support (alimony) in your divorce or your spouse is seeking it, that's obviously something that's on your mind. However, the amount of support generally isn't determined until after you've worked out the division of your assets.

What are the financial implications of a California divorce?

As a parent, you were understandably concerned about how your decision to divorce might affect your kids. Such decisions have a major emotional effect on children. However, the financial implications of divorce are another factor that can affect children's lives. Especially if you're going to be transitioning from a dual-income household to a single-income household, your financial situation might undergo significant changes due to divorce.

Divorce numbers spike in summer

Summer means the kids are out of school and vacations are planned and taken. It can also be a time of added stress on a marriage. Anytime there is a significant change to your daily routine, it can result in additional stress.

Will separate bank accounts save my money in a divorce?

If you live in California or a handful of other states, you may believe that having separate bank accounts when you are married is a way to protect yourself during a divorce. This is not always the case and believing so could set you up to lose a lot of money during your divorce.

Consider options for the martial home during divorce

One of the biggest decisions you will have to make when you are going through a divorce is whether you want to fight for the marital home or not. While many people just assume that they will battle it out for that residence when the marriage ends, there are some instances in which you might not want to try to keep it.

Adjusting to a single-parent household after divorce

Like many parents in California, you likely had many worries weighing on your mind after deciding to divorce. You no doubt had concerns about how your decision might affect your children's lives, although you were hopeful that your kids would successfully adapt to a new lifestyle. Especially if you were married for many years, transitioning into single parenthood can be quite challenging. Divorce often evokes a string of mixed emotions.