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November 2017 Archives

Pay child support or lose your business license

Failing to pay child support can have severe consequences for everyone who owes. Child support services on the state level can revoke an individual's driver's license and a business license for failure to pay. In California, marijuana business owners should be prepared to work out a payment arrangement with the Department of Child Support Services or risk losing their license.

Social media may impact divorce outcome

When going through a marital separation in California, spouses may feel tempted to go to social media to vent. However, sharing too much can be a problem -- not just personally but also legally. A few tips may help those going through divorce to avoid harming themselves in the long run when using social media.

Are vaccines in the best interest of the child?

A mother was recently sentenced to serve five days behind bars for violating a court order. She is in contempt of court for violating an order that required her to have her son vaccinated. In California, it may be in the best interest of the child to receive vaccinations.

The main reasons for divorce

Within the first five years of marriage, statistics suggest that 22 percent of couples separate, get divorced or one party dies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that that this marital disruption increases to 53 percent for couples who have been married for 20 years. In California and elsewhere, the ability of a couple to compromise and relate to each other goes a long ways in determining whether the marriage will end in divorce. 

Divorce over 50 and retirement

The number of couples over 50 who have decided to end their marriages has seen a steady increase since 1990. Studies show that since 1960 the over-50 divorce rate has increased 700%. Other countries have also reported a surge in 30-plus year marriages failing. In California, and in other states, the initiator of the divorce is usually the wife.

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