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Things to remember when getting a divorce

For California residents whose marriages are coming to an end, there are a number of things that will change in their life. In addition to finances, people with children are also going to have to deal with major differences in the way that they raise their kids. Due to the fact that people's lives are so different after their marriage ends, it can be easy for things to slip through the cracks.

Lawyers can be an asset during divorce process

California couples may think getting a divorce is so easy they don't need a lawyer. Many may not need them if there are no children, property or other areas of disagreement. Savvy spouses, on the other hand, understand that divorces can be complicated and know they'll benefit from having a lawyer guide them through the process.

Having a child before marriage doesn't increase divorce risk

California readers may have heard that having a baby before getting married can lead to divorce. However, according to a new study, couples who have a baby before tying the knot stay together just as long as couples who get married before having children.

Gender roles and California divorces

In a recent study of 2,262 adults who were in heterosexual relationships between 2009 and 2015, 69 percent of their divorces were initiated by women. While researchers already knew that women were more likely to end their marriages, females were not more likely than their male counterparts to end a non-marital relationship. This result surprised researchers who believed that the percentages would be roughly the same in both scenarios.

Obtaining legal advice for a divorce in California

When an individual decides to get a divorce, they are likely to want to speak with a lawyer. Before a lawyer officially begins to represent a person in a divorce, they normally go through an initial consultation. This allows the individual to explain their situation and allows the lawyer to come up with a plan of action.

Divorce mistakes California residents should avoid

Making a mistake during a divorce can be costly from a financial and human standpoint. Individuals who choose the wrong form of divorce or are too confrontational during settlement talks could put a strain on relationships with their children and former spouse. Furthermore, they could spend thousands of dollars in legal payments that they didn't need to spend to get the resolution that they wanted.

Billionaire's divorce settlement reduced by almost $4 billion

California residents may have heard about what was being called the largest divorce settlement in history. A Russian billionaire had been ordered to pay his wife $4.5 billion, but an appeals court recently reduced the payment to $609 million. The billionaire's attorney said she and her client were satisfied with the ruling, but his wife's attorney said an appeal would be filed.

Initiative seeks alimony end

Believing that the need for alimony is outdated, a recently divorced California software consultant has received permission from the California Secretary of State to secure signatures for his petition to have alimony elimination included on the 2016 state ballot. He must obtain signatures totaling at least 5 percent of the number of voters in the 2014 gubernatorial election. The number of valid signatures needed is 365,880, and they must be from registered voters.

Survey shows couples often fight about social media

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.

Avoid costly mistakes during divorce

Individuals in California who are divorcing may be concerned about finances. Even between spouses who are not wealthy, legal fees in divorces can mount quickly when there are disputes over issues like division of assets and support. However, it is possible to take an approach to divorce that helps to keep costs down.

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