Many people wonder why people who are in abusive relationships stay. While there are many reasons for this, one of the primary reasons is that the person simply can't leave. In nearly all relationships that involve domestic violence, the abuser uses financial abuse to keep the victim there because the victim doesn't have the economic means to leave.
Many different issues and scenarios occur during the divorce process. This is why you can't ever count on what happened to someone else to happen to you. You need to make sure that you find out exactly how the laws can pertain to your individual circumstances.
Here in California, we often pride ourselves on being significantly different from other states in the union. Out here on the coast, there's always something to do and the weather is usually perfect! However, our differences often have surprising legal implications as well. California is one of only a few states that uses community property guidelines to determine how property gets divided in a divorce. Things can get particularly tricky when a divorcing couple previously lived in another state where they acquired property.
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.
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.
When a couple faces divorce in any part of the country, it is usually a very difficult issue to decide who keeps the house. However, in Orange County, which boasst famously high real estate prices, a marital home is exceptionally valuable. In many cases, the spouse who lets go of the home is letting go of homeownership entirely for the foreseeable future because of difficulty involved in qualifying for a mortgage.
The end of a marriage is a sad event for many people. Even if you are the person who filed for the divorce, you will likely feel some emotions when everything is said and done. In between the filing and the finalization, it is easy to lose your focus and think about what you can do to make life difficult for your ex. Giving in to this temptation might prove to be more harmful to you than you expected.
Ending your marriage isn't something that is easy to do. You have to take the time to plan your steps so that you don't make mistakes that could cost you in the long run. We understand that this isn't something that you are taking lightly. We are here to help you plan what you will do and consider all of the options that you have.
Millennials, those folks aged 18-35, are definitely different than previous generations.
The end of your marriage is something that might come as a shock. Even if you are the one who filed for divorce, the deterioration that led to the filing might have been unforeseen. If you are facing a surprise divorce, you need to make sure that you know what options you have.