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California may have the nation's most expensive divorces

A wedding can be one of the most stressful and expensive single events of our lives. No one is thinking about how a relationship could end while attending a marriage, but it does happen for roughly half of people who make the decision. And divorce often ends up just as stressful and expensive as the wedding.

There are alternatives to divorce if there is no residency status

If you're living in California and living with a spouse that you would rather not, it might be time to make a change. Even if you have been emotionally committed to someone for a long time, there are quite a few reasons that someone may feel the need to end a marriage.

Keeping divorce from negatively impacting work performance

The end of a marriage can have a negative effect on every part of a person’s life, including the relationship with their employer and co-workers. If someone has an impeccable work record and reputation, divorce can eat away at their focus and work-related habits.

Rebuilding trust after a tough divorce

We know how draining divorce can be, not only from a financial point of view but also in terms of your finances and your emotions. For some people, a marriage falling apart can make it very hard for them to trust others. For example, those who were cheated on by their ex or feel as if they were taken advantage of or treated unfairly during the divorce process may become bitter and have difficulty trusting other people, including other family members and future partners. It is very important to focus on rebuilding trust after a divorce, if necessary.

How to tell if your spouse is hiding assets

Californian residents across the board have a lot at stake financially when it comes to filing for divorce. Unfortunately, this might create a sensation of desperation in some people, causing them to go to extreme lengths in order to "preserve" their assets in any way they can.

What is considered marital property in California?

Filing for divorce can be an overwhelming process. Not only are there a myriad of emotions involved when separating from a spouse, but you have to overcome the difficult task of dividing marital property. You may become attached to property that you have accumulated during the marriage. California is a community property state, meaning all marital property is divided equally in half. Yet, it is important to know what is considered marital property so that you can ensure you receive everything you are entitled to in the divorce settlement.

Helping children understand why divorce happened

Divorce is a difficult circumstance for any family to be experiencing in California. Children especially, may not understand why their parents are choosing to go different ways and are no longer pursuing a relationship together. However, it is critical that parents are careful in providing information to their children that is appropriate for their age level and will not create a foundation for bitter feelings against their parents. 

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