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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.

Schwarzenegger divorce shows it isn't always a quick process

On July 1, 2011, Maria Shriver filed for a divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger after finding out that he had an affair and fathered a child with the housekeeper. It might shock some people to learn that now, seven years later, the divorce still isn't finalized.

Can I tell if divorce is in my future?

A marriage is a relationship that requires a lot of work and give and take. There are times when a marriage begins to falter. The way your relationship rebounds is based on how the two of you work together to fix the problem. If the problem cannot be fixed it could lead to more serious issues such as divorce. So, how can I tell if divorce is in my future?

California couples often divorce for these reasons

No other marriage is exactly like yours; however, you may find that many spouses have gone through experiences similar to yours leading up to divorce. While it won't take away the emotional pain of your own marital breakup, knowing you are not alone in the struggle may be of some comfort as you navigate the divorce process and try to make plans for your future that are in the best interests of your children.

Divorce terms have to be tailored to the case's circumstances

The terms of a divorce are handled on a case-by-case basis. You can't base what you want off of what someone else got. If you are heading toward divorce or are in the process of getting a divorce, you need to ensure that you are taking steps to protect yourself and your interests. We are here to help you determine what options you have and how they will impact your future.

What can I use spousal support for in California?

Spousal support is an important part of a divorce agreement. You won't always get what you want when asking for this type of support but it never hurts to ask in the first place. These payments can be used for a myriad things in life, which is why you should know ahead of time what they are. So, what exactly can you use the spousal support payments you receive from your ex in California?

Does your client want a second chance to go before the court?

Without a doubt, family law matters can quickly become messy, especially when one party claims that he or she didn't have the chance to respond in court. There may come a time when you have a client against whom the court handed down an order, but he or she believes that the situation warrants a second chance to go before the court.

Remember to protect kids' college funds in a divorce

Many parents don't focus too much on their kids' college tuition until the time to pay it draws near. If you are going through a divorce, your child's college financing might be the last thing on your mind. However, this is a time to try to protect your child's ability to count on you and your ex to help out with some of the expenses.

Seeking protections through temporary orders before your divorce

The decision to divorce is unique for every family. Some couples come to a slow and mutual agreement, and others reach a volatile climax. You and your spouse may be among those in California who cannot wait for the divorce decree before obtaining important court rulings.

Your divorce plan must be comprehensive

A divorce is a huge life change that you have address head on. You can't ignore it and hope it will go away. The process that you will go through isn't a quick one. There is the legal aspect of things, which is hard enough on its own. On top of that, there is also the logistical facet of the case and there is an emotional process that you will go through.