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Beware of social media during divorce

California couples who are ending their marriages may want to beware of social media, text messages and other online activities that can potentially make their cases much harder. While it is almost impossible for people to shut down their Internet communication completely while they are going through a divorce, they should at least watch the types of posts and messages they send.

Considerations when deciding whether or not to divorce

Couples in California who are experiencing marital difficulties may consider divorce at some point. While divorce is relatively commonplace, it also has major legal, personal and social ramifications. Just as people should not enter into marriage lightly, neither should people casually divorce. It is important for couples to thoroughly explore the source of their problems before heading to court.

Misleading media reports about divorce

Negotiations over how marital assets will be divided can be highly contentious in a divorce, and this is particularly true when the spouses involved live in a community property state like California. Many celebrities live and work in the Golden State, and their divorce battles are often the subject of salacious media reports. The reporters writing these stories often focus on tales of abuse, adultery or neglect, but the value of the assets involved and the way that they will be divided are also popular subjects. While these stories often include interviews or quotes from the attorneys involved, they do not always contain sound legal information.

Consulting a financial planner before divorce

A financial planner may be a good investment for a person in California who is seeking a divorce. With such a professional, people may be able to get a better grasp of their current financial situation as well as a better understanding of various scenarios that might occur with different types of property division. For example, a person might be committed to trying to keep the house after a divorce. However, a financial planner might demonstrate that after considering the cost of upkeep and insurance, this would be a poor choice in the long run. Other investments may yield far more money over time.

Protecting children during a divorce

California parents who are going through a divorce might be concerned about how the experience will affect their children. Though it is impossible to completely shelter children from being affected by a breakup, there are ways parents can show their children how important they are and make the whole process just a little bit easier.

Avoiding financial mistakes during a divorce

Statistics show that the rates of divorce filings tend to increase during the beginning of the year as people tend to be ready to start anew with the new year. Although many residents of California are mindful that their finances can be affected by divorce proceedings, they should also take care to avoid rushing through a divorce. It is prudent to take the time to consult with professionals to avoid actions that can have an unexpected and negative effect on their finances.

Divorce official for Reba McEntire

California fans of singer Reba McEntire may have read on her Facebook page in December 2015 that her divorce from her manager, Narvel Blackstock, was finalized on Oct. 28. The two had announced their separation in August, but at that time, they did not say whether they would be moving forward with divorce. However, they had been separated for several months before making that announcement.

Preparing for divorce proceedings

California residents might be surprised to learn that divorce action tends to surge during the first month of the year, but the reason for this surge may be founded in the idea of making a fresh start at the beginning of the year. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has noted that filings often increase by up to 33 percent during the month of January, but it is important to avoid filing simply for emotional reasons. An unhappy spouse should take time to evaluate several issues related to a potential divorce prior to proceeding to file.

Divorce rising among older people

Decades of marriage is no guarantee that happily ever after will result for California couples. Divorce among people over the age of 50 has doubled since 1990 according to Bowling Green State University researchers.

Considering a business when going through a divorce

Community property laws in California call for an equal distribution of a couple's joint assets when going through a divorce, and this can understandably worry entrepreneurs who are afraid of losing a business they started. A spouse might be entitled to a value for his or her share of the business, but the particulars in one's situation and the willingness of both parties to communicate and negotiate could lead to a variety of outcomes.

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