California residents may be interested in learning about a recent survey suggesting that activities in social media may contribute to divorce in couples. Although the survey was conducted in Britain, divorce attorneys in the United States agree that social media plays an increasing role in many divorce cases. Those conducting the survey suggest that married couples may wish to limit social media use or avoid it altogether.
Spousal or partner support refers to payments that one party makes to the other when a couple separates or divorces. One party can apply for this support as part of divorce, annulment or legal separation proceedings, or the party could apply as part of a restraining order connected with domestic violence. The court may grant a temporary support order that will last until the court date, when they could issue a long-term order after considering all of the facts in the case.
In California, as in most all states, the steps for obtaining a divorce are generally the same. Once a divorce proceeding has been instituted, it moves through the process towards dissolving the marriage on a specific time table set by law. Once the process moves through the basic steps and all lawful requirements have been met, an order of dissolution is entered, and the marriage is dissolved.
When going through a divorce, some couples will do anything to just get it over with. No one wants it to be a long, drawn out process, but speeding through a divorce -- particularly when working on asset division -- can create financial issues after the fact. Couples in California who are working through a divorce may want to consider the long-term consequences of the terms of their property division before agreeing to it.
California has its fair share of billionaires. By Forbes' latest count the state ranks at the top in the U.S. with 111, thanks in large part to the technology sector. But it's the story of a Russian billionaire and what is being called the largest potential divorce settlement in history that attracts our attention this week.
Readers of this blog likely are aware that California is a community property state. What that means is that property acquired during the course of a marriage is designated as community property and is subject to equitable division in divorce.
When a married couple is facing divorce and a division of complex assets is required, it can be a significant challenge. Such matters can be fraught with emotion for a California couple and that can make for tensions, unless an environment of calm and reason can be created. With the help of an experienced attorney, it can be possible to keep things focused on plans for the future.