Celebrity breakups are big news, especially when A-listers like Jennifer Aniston are involved. Her divorce from Justin Theroux made front-page news, not only in California papers, but in media all over the world. The thing is, though, their divorce, according to Theroux, was pretty uneventful. He goes so far as to even call it a little boring.
Prior to walking down the aisle, the typical California couple assumes that the marriage will last "until death do us part." This will be true for approximately half of these marriages. However, for the other half, the marriage will likely end in divorce. In either circumstance, it may be in each individual's best interest to have a prenuptial agreement in place.
It's time to take the first step. The marriage is over and it's time to face the reality that a divorce is imminent. When this happens, one of the first steps that the California resident will want to do is discuss the situation with legal counsel.
Statistically, around 41 percent of first marriages in California end prematurely. The divorce rate for second and third marriages in the state is even higher, increasing to 60 percent and 73 percent, respectfully. That is somewhat higher than the national average.
For generations, research has shown that money contributes to the end of more marriages than any other issue couples may face. This may be because one spouse makes more than the other or the two cannot agree on how to save or spend. Another reason may be because the amount of debt the couple has creates unbearable stress between the spouses. While each California marriage is unique and has its own struggles, a new study shows that one financial issue is causing more divorce recently than in the past.
There often comes a time when life seems to spiral out of control. There are multiple decisions that need to be made, and the California resident just is not sure what steps need to be taken. Feelings of uncertainty and anxiety can be overwhelming at these times, especially if a divorce is involved.
It is often common practice to leave the cell phone or tablet laying somewhere unattended. Yet, the average California resident has his or her messages, social media account, email and calendar available on these devices. While this habit typically does not lead to problems within one's own home, if the individual is contemplating divorce, this habit may provide the spouse with unintended information.
For some California couples, marital bliss is not their reality. In fact, one of the happiest days of their lives may just be the day that they sign divorce papers. Throughout this process, though, there are a number of financial concerns that will need to be addressed.
There is a lot of advice out there for how to support minor children through a divorce, but what about adult children? Many people will share too much with adult children in an attempt to have them pick sides or to gain favor. However, the drama and anger that may result from a difficult California divorce mediation should not necessarily be discussed at home, even with children who are no longer young.
Many marriages end due in part to communication challenges, so it is not surprising that divorced couples often struggle with communication as well. While some exes in California have no need to keep talking after a divorce, others must continue to communicate about issues such as shared children, businesses, the sale of the marital home and spousal support. Here are some tips experts offer for how best to speak with a former spouse.