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Tag Archives: Divorce

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 »

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 »

Does Adultery Affect Divorce?

High-profile Los Angeles couple Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom are on the marriage rocks, says the press. Kardashian has written extensively about her frustrations with Odom’s alleged drug problems and infidelity through social media platforms. Recent reports speculate that separation is in the near future for the celebrity couple. According to some news sources, if… Read More »

Just in Case — Do Not Get Blindsided by Divorce

Some people just do not see a divorce coming. While many couples spend years in counseling and make every attempt to work out their differences prior to separation and divorce, some people simply walk away without warning. A partner may have even been preparing to leave the marriage for quite a while. If you are… Read More »

Divorce and Dividing the Family Business

California is a community property state. According to the law, all of a divorcing couple’s assets are divided so each receives equal value, unless the parties agree otherwise.  If one spouse wishes to maintain ownership of a business or practice, that person might have the option to buy out the other spouse. When dividing a… Read More »

Can I Relocate After Divorce?

According to California family law, a custodial parent has the right to relocate as long as the court determines that the move is not detrimental to the child. The statute itself does not elaborate on this, but instead leaves the determination to the discretion of the court. If the parent with primary custody of the… Read More »