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Understanding California child support guidelines

Depending on your experience, you may have already overcome some fairly stressful challenges in life. Some types of situations seem to be stressful by nature, such as divorce. There aren't many people in California or anywhere who make it all the way through the divorce process with zero obstacles arising. In fact, if you do, you should probably write a book on the topic because others will want to know your secret.

Consider shared parenting in child custody debates

When a divorcing couple has children, the questions about how and where they will be raised are of utmost concern. In fact, the topic of child custody can become a highly charged issue in divorce deliberations. While the situation is personal and unique to every relationship, the issue has become a hot topic in California and other states across the nation. There is a push among several states to make major changes to current custody laws.

Carefully consider finances during a divorce

When a California marriage comes to an end, it is common for those involved to be concerned about how their finances will be affected. One household becomes two, then separate budgets, expenses and savings are established as a result of divorce. Experts recommend several steps to take in order to safeguard someone's finances following a split.

Tax law changes will have an impact on finances in divorce

The recent changes to the nation's tax laws will reportedly be the most significant in the past 30 years. The changes have spurred lawmakers to identify ways to generate money to pay for the tax cuts included in the bill. One of the ways tapped by Congress to increase revenue involves alimony. These changes and their tax implications are expected to have an impact on the number of divorce filings in California and around the country.

Perhaps your kids don't have to move to a new house after all

As you ease into a new lifestyle with your children after divorce, you will likely face a few challenges. Each of your children might react differently to the situation, one becoming more reclusive, and perhaps, another a bit more rebellious. There's no one way to deal with the emotional roller coaster that often accompanies the divorce process. Any major change in life can be difficult. Your children's lives will never be the same, and they may struggle to come to terms with it all.

Take these steps to minimize stress during a divorce

Deciding to end a marriage is a monumental decision for a California resident or anyone in other areas of the country. Divorce has a wide-reaching impact on the individual involved as well as others in the families affected. Every emotion is likely on display, and tension is often high. Yet, many decisions around finances that affect all parties involved for years to come still have to be made. Experts suggest several steps to make the process more manageable.

Experts see increase in prenups among millennials

Millennials in California and across the country are a very diverse group of people when it comes to politics, religion and other social demographics. Their preferences and choices extend into relationships as they make decisions about whether or not to marry, how old they should be when they marry or when to get a divorce. There has also been an increased interest in prenuptial agreements among millennials, according to a survey among matrimonial lawyers.

Researchers see increase in divorce rate during January

The holidays are often a time for families in California and elsewhere around the country to get together for visits, meals and other functions. Even couples that are struggling may try to tough things out through the festivities for the sake of their children or other family members. In fact, statistics confirm that the divorce rate rises in the month of January, following the holiday season.

Divorce can bring possible financial gifts

At the end of a marriage, a person may anticipate losing some of his or her accumulated wealth. Contrary to popular belief, some experts say that divorce can bring unexpected income benefits as well, depending on the person's circumstance. Individuals residing in California who are facing the possibility of a marital dissolution may be interested to learn more about possible breakup boons.

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