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Category Archives: Divorce

Backdating Your Divorce

Divorce can be a lengthy process. If there is a large estate or many contested issues, such as child support or custody arrangements, or if one partner is unable or unwilling to be communicative, a divorce can drag on without being finalized for years. This is not a problem as long as neither partner decides… Read More »

Lessons Learned From Celebrity Divorces

When celebrities divorce, the rumor mill gets busy. Celebrities may enjoy a glamorous lifestyle, but when divorcing, they deal with many of the same issues average people do. Here are some dos and don’ts we can learn from some divorcing stars. Pet custody battles Brittany Spears, after losing custody of her children, fought for custody… Read More »

Issues in International Divorce

In today’s global village many people travel to and reside in a number of countries. When one married partner desires to dissolve a marriage and partners are living in different countries, there are a number of issues that could arise. If one partner files for divorce and the second partner does not contest the divorce,… Read More »

Credit Card Debt and Divorce

Americans have a long-standing romance with their credit cards. The cherished plastic allows the average-earning American to live beyond their means, acquire expensive goods without paying upfront and travel the world without the worry of affordability. However, according to the Federal Reserve, Americans have begun reducing credit card expenditure, likely a result of the weakened… Read More »

What if My Spouse Doesn’t Want to Get Divorced?

California has the power to dissolve any marriage or domestic partnership when one party desires to do so. If you want to end your marriage but your spouse does not, you might be in for a battle but you do not have to stay married. First — hire a lawyer If your spouse does not… Read More »

What is an Annulment?

When a marriage does not work out, a couple can dissolve the marriage by way of divorce. When a marriage has been invalid from the beginning, a couple can nullify the marriage with an annulment. There are very specific conditions that must be met in order for a couple to be granted an annulment. These… Read More »

Keeping Separate Assets Separate

When you divorce in California, all of your marital assets are divided equally between you and your spouse. The statute of community property applies to all assets acquired during the course of the marriage. Assets such as property owned before marriage, inheritance and gifts may be considered separate assets and not subject to division. If… Read More »

Marital Separation Leads to Divorce

A range of professionals including sociologists, demographers and public health officials recently attended the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, a group that studies trends in American society. During the conference researchers from Ohio State University presented findings of a study of marital separation, reporting that 79 percent of marital separations eventually lead… Read More »

Are Women Financially Disadvantaged by Divorce?

In 2009, Stephen Jenkins, chair of the Council of the International Center for Research on Income and Wealth, confirmed what many suspected — that divorce makes women poorer and men wealthier. The study showed that the divorced men surveyed showed an increase a one-third increase in income, while women showed a one-fifth decrease in income…. Read More »

Gray Divorce — Issues in Divorce After 50

A research paper known as the Bowling Green Study shows a significant increase in divorce among couples over age 50. According to the study, one in four marriages of middle-aged couples end in divorce. This trend follows the pattern of the baby boomer generation, the first large demographic group to marry, divorce and remarry in… Read More »