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Some say these signs mean you will eventually divorce

Many married couples in California face various challenges in maintaining healthy, successful relationships. However, some say there are certain red flags that may foretell divorce. In the aftermath of some recent Hollywood couple break-ups, a psychotherapist has listed several areas that may signify a relationship has hit rock bottom.

No estate planning often spells chaos for family members

News outlets in California and across the globe were flooded with stories earlier this year regarding pop music star Prince, who died without ever having executed a will. Similar stories surfaced after that; apparently, Prince was not the only superstar whose lack of estate planning had caused havoc within their families after their deaths. Many people, famous or not, simply do not like to discuss their own mortality, hence the reason for their procrastination when it comes to getting their affairs in order.

Can I move out of state with the kids?

Divorce is a messy and challenging time. Getting the paperwork done, the assets divided and custody schedules arranged is a Herculean feat you don't ever wish to repeat. Life, though, keeps on chugging down the tracks. Yesterday's custody arrangement may not work tomorrow. Maybe you need a new home and job after the divorce, maybe your current home is too expensive or maybe you need the support network of your extended family back home.

Options for selling a California home after divorce

Couples in California who end their marriages often face challenges regarding distribution of assets, property division and other related matters. Typically, one of the largest assets of concern is the house a couple shared during marriage. Determining how best to proceed in selling the house after divorce may include several options.

Major mistakes to avoid in estate planning

Some California residents may be among others across the nation currently facing challenges regarding living wills, trusts or other related matters. Careful estate planning is advisable to any and all who wish to secure their assets and provide for loved ones' futures. In the past, some people's situations have been less than ideal, due perhaps to several types of mistakes that may actually have been avoided.

Paying for Your Children's Extra-Curriculars After Divorce

Raising a child is expensive. Room, board, clothing, medical expenses and college are costly all on their own. But then there are all those additional expenses that add up when your child is active in sports, clubs, academia and other interests. These expenditures are already quite challenging when you and your spouse are working together to pay them. But, a divorce can really impact how these expenses are met.

Dating contract part of Tom Cruise's divorce from Katie Holmes

When a California marriage ends in court, there are any number of formal agreements that might be made between former spouses. Negotiations may include discussions regarding personal and professional lives after divorce. When children are involved, situations can become complicated, and one spouse may submit requests that the other finds unfair. Mega movie star Tom Cruise insisted that his former wife, Katie Holmes, sign a contract limiting her potential future social life.

Choose wisely when estate planning in California

In daily life, many people in California and elsewhere are organized, good at planning and prompt in attending to necessary details in their work and personal lives. Others are staunch procrastinators, seemingly stuck in ever-revolving to-do lists that never actually get done. With regard to estate planning, some financial advisers say it is far better in this case to be among the former rather than latter.

Determining model key factor in California business formations

In California and throughout the United States, new businesses are launched daily. Entrepreneurs often face challenges regarding various aspects of the business formations process. Often, it proves beneficial to seek experienced guidance when making decisions regarding business models, whether a business will be run as a sole proprietorship or corporation, and other important issues.

Divorcing A Spouse With A Substance Abuse Disorder

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reports that more than 16 million adults suffered from some form of alcohol abuse disorder in 2014. And a 2012 study discovered that more than 10 percent of our nation's children live with a parent suffering from alcohol-related issues. When you include other forms of substance abuse, the total number of addicts jumps to 22.2 million adults who were dealing with a disorder in 2014. Clearly, drug and alcohol abuse are prevalent issues that touch many U.S. families.

California parents may need advice to help kids through divorce

Not all marriages last a lifetime. Divorce is seldom easy, and in families with children, parents may face challenges regarding how to help their children adjust to new lifestyles when their lives are shared in separate households. Many California parents have sought guidance from divorce coaches or other counselors before making important decisions regarding these and other topics.

Factors to consider during estate planning process

Not many people enjoy talking about their own mortality. California residents and others may want to consider the following estate planning tips, which may be crucial to securing assets and providing for loved ones' futures. Such matters are intensely personal, and each plan is able to be customized according to immediate needs and long-term goals.

Investigation expected in connection with Anthony Weiner divorce

Not all marriages last lifetimes. When a Californian couple chooses to divorce, any number of issues may be at hand. Often, divorcing spouses face complex challenges regarding alimony and/or child custody matters. Anthony Weiner, husband of Hillary Clinton's aid, Huma Abedin, has been a frequent topic of discussion because of several controversial topics as the couple proceeds to divorce.

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