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Marital property division in a California divorce

When a couple in California divorces, they will need to divide their assets and their debts. Oftentimes, the couple can reach a property division agreement through out-of-court negotiations. Keep in mind, though, that a court must approve such an agreement to make it final and legally enforceable.

Mediation can be a beneficial way to resolve divorce issues

Sometimes, couples in California have a falling out. But, when one fight leads to another and then another, eventually both partners come to the conclusion that their marriage was not meant to last and they are better off divorcing. Naturally, disagreements are often at the heart of many divorces, so it should come as no surprise that couples may not see eye-to-eye when it comes to resolving divorce legal issues, such as the division of assets, child custody and spousal support.

Don't focus on the negative when making child custody decisions

When parents in California divorce, it can be difficult to make decisions regarding child custody. It can be distressing to realize that after the divorce is final, they will not see their child every day. In addition, parents may question the ability of their ex to help raise the child, especially if the divorce was acrimonious. However, despite these negative misgivings, parents can try to work together to create a parenting plan that meets the child's best interests, along with those of the parents. When doing so, there are important points to keep in mind.

Should you mind your own business after divorce?

You may be one of many California business owners whose end-of-summer schedule this year includes divorce proceedings. Perhaps you never saw it coming, or maybe you recognized signs that your marriage would end a long time ago. Either way, whether a particular event brought about the end or small things turned into big things over time, if your spouse is a co-owner and partner in your business, you may have a few difficult decisions to make.

Don't put off seeking a spousal support modification

When a couple in California divorces, oftentimes one spouse will be ordered to pay spousal support to the other. However, as time marches on, each spouse's life circumstances will change. When it comes to the paying spouse, it is possible that they may lose their job. Or, they may incur a significant expense, such as a hospital bill or car repair. Any of these situations could make it difficult, if not impossible, for the paying spouse to meet their spousal support obligations.

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