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Infidelity does not always have negative effect on divorce

When a California spouse discovers that his or her partner has been having an affair, it can seem as if the world is coming to an end. In some regard, this is true: the post-affair world will be far different for each spouse than it was before the indiscretion, for different reasons. When a scorned spouse decides to seek a divorce on grounds of infidelity, he or she often believes that the wrongs done by their partner will translate into a better divorce settlement.

California divorce rates fall in tough economic times

A recently released study sheds an interesting light on the ways that California families shifts according to the economy. The study looks at data on divorce rates from 1978 to 2009, and compares those numbers against unemployment data from the same years. Researchers discovered a trend that suggests that couples will stay together during tough economic times, and will divorce more often when times are easier.

California divorce timing can impact Social Security benefits

A recently released report suggests that California couples who are considering divorce should pay close attention to the timing of their filing. The decision on when to file for divorce may have significant ramifications for both spouses if they are approaching their 10th wedding anniversary. This is because the minimum duration of a marriage that entitles a spouse to claim a share of his or her former partner's Social Security benefits is 10 years.

More older people opting for divorce in California

California residents may believe that divorce is more common among younger couples, and that those marriages that have reached the 20 year mark or beyond are likely to go 'till death do us part.' Recent research suggests, however, that older adults are filing for divorce at ever-increasing rates. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of one study that claims that one of every four individuals who divorce is over the age of 50.

What is a collaborative divorce, and is it right for you?

Often, by the time a California couple has reached the point of moving forward with a divorce, collaboration is the last thing on their minds. However, spouses may want to consider structuring their divorce process in a collaborative manner, as the benefits of such an approach are numerous. While the end product of any divorce is the division of one household into two, the manner in which that is accomplished can have lasting ramifications on all parties.

California divorce: preparation is key to financial stability

When a spouse decides to move forward with ending a marriage in California, the first reaction is often to hire an attorney. While that is certainly important, recent advice suggests that obtaining financial guidance may be nearly as important as one moves toward dissolving a marriage. Multiple studies show that women, in particular, tend to know less about financial issues and lack the confidence to take control of their financial futures. When it comes to divorce, these factors can combine to threaten one's financial stability.

In California, commitment ceremony does not halt alimony from ex

When a couple divorces in California, a court may choose to order one spouse to pay the other support money each month for a specified amount of time. This is typically referred to as spousal support or alimony. Judges consider a variety of factors when determining how much spousal support should be ordered.

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