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December 2017 Archives

Study sheds light on divorce rate by occupation

Researchers are constantly looking at trends in data to help demystify some of humanity's problems. One recent study looked at data from a five-year survey by the United States Census Bureau, to try and crunch the numbers to see if occupation affected rates of divorce among Americans. People in California may be interested to learn more about the results and what the researchers were able to find. 

Splitting retirement accounts as part of property division

At the end of a marriage, many couples will be faced with the question of how to separate various types of savings accounts. If spouses have been married for a long time, they may have spent significant time and effort with each other stashing away funds for the impending time of retirement. It is also possible that one partner has focused more heavily on household management while the other earned the lion's share of the income. In California, this doesn't necessarily mean that the higher-earning partner will get to keep all the property in his or her name. 

Families are growing step by step

If the past holiday season left you feeling confused because of recent changes in your family, you are not alone. Like many in California and across the country, you may be a stepparent in a family with numerous stepparents, stepchildren and half-siblings. Across the country, in about one third of all families with parents under the age of 55, at least one parent is a step.

Protect finances in a divorce or widowhood

Many California residents and others around the country look forward to their retirement years. Some may be awaiting an opportunity to travel or take up a new hobby, while others may want to take things easier or spend more time with family. Most, however, do not think of how that phase of their lives will be affected if they get a divorce or become widowed.

Several states addressing changes to child custody laws

When a marriage ends in California or anywhere around the country, couples have a long list of issues to address. If the couple has children together, questions surrounding child custody are paramount in the discussions. Many states are enacting legislation that deals with custody issues and bucks once traditional parenting decisions made by the courts.

Address these issues when going through a divorce

When a couple has been married for any length of time, they often fall into a routine of doing things together in a certain way. However, if that couple decides to get a divorce, the normal routine to which they are accustomed is gone. Relationship experts offer some advice to couples in California or elsewhere around the country who are going through a divorce.

Divorce trends: More millenials seek prenuptial agreements

Prenuptial agreements have long been associated with the wealthy seeking to protect their interests should their marriages come to an end. However,  many California residents and others around the country now see the benefits of having a prenup in place if a divorce is eminent. In fact, there has been an increase among millennials in the popularity of such agreements, particularly among women.

Protect finances during a divorce

There are many issues that arise when a California couple decides to end their marriage. The process can prove to be complicated and stressful, particularly when dealing with money matters. Experts suggest seeking professional advice when it comes to handling finances during a divorce.

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