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July 2014 Archives

Fighting over custody of the kids can emotionally impact them

When two people agree to divorce in California, it’s a decision that can have a long-term impact, not only on the two parties but also on their children. Some of the biggest hurdles parents have to deal with include fighting a child custody dispute and helping the children to emotionally cope with their parents’ split. However, some tips can be helpful for making the transition as easy as possible for the kids.

Outstanding debt can pose issues during divorce in California

One of the biggest stressors when it comes to going through a divorce in California is sorting out which spouse will get to keep which assets. However, a divorce can become even more complex if one party fails to abide by the obligations for repaying debt as provided in the couple’s divorce decree. A couple of tips can help a person to increase his or her chances of smoothly splitting up with their spouse.

Outcome of divorce can impact finances going forward

After filing for divorce, a person may struggle with varying emotions. The individual may be relieved that he or she finally took the necessary step to end an undesirable marriage; however, the person might also be worried about how decisions during the divorce will affect his or her finances in the future in California. This is especially true if one may be dealing with finances in regard to child custody issues as well.

Divorce decisions could harm retirement plans

As employees near retirement in California, they may also be faced with having to file for divorce as a result of irreconcilable differences with their spouses. When getting a divorce, it can be easy to overlook critical details. Several areas require attention during this type of family law proceeding in order to retain as many assets as possible, thus potentially having a more financially secure retirement.

Mediation, collaboration can help during California divorce

When two people have different opinions about how to approach matters during a divorce, a debate can naturally ensue, causing both individuals duress. However, if both people are willing to consider the other person’s needs in addition to looking at their own, they increase their chances of achieving an outcome that is mutually helpful. Property division and the distribution of assets are common areas that spark debate during divorce proceedings in California.