Managing the Stress of Divorce In some ways, stress associated with divorce is inevitable. It is the dissolution of what was meant to be a lifelong partnership, and there are both logistical stressors (money, housing, etc.) and emotional ones that individuals will likely have to deal with. Fortunately, by working with an experienced divorce attorney,…

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Keeping Wills Updated

Keeping Wills Updated Many people are aware of the importance of setting up an initial will or trust so that their loved ones will be cared for and their property distributed according to their wishes upon their passing. However, this is only an important first step in taking responsibility for your family and finances when…

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Serious Illness and Divorce Being diagnosed with a grave health concern is devastating enough on its own. Unfortunately, sometimes such a situation overlaps with or leads to a divorce. The causes can be many, but no matter why a couple divorces while dealing with serious illness, it can make the process of going through a…

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Divorce and Engagement Rings When you go through a divorce, one question that will inevitably come up is what happens to the engagement ring. This piece of property is special for its sentimental reasons, monetary value, and for how the legal system views it. While some couples do not spend a lot of money on…

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Addiction and Divorce

Addiction and Divorce A marriage can fall apart for many reasons, but addiction is a particularly serious problem that may lead to a divorce. When one spouse suffers from a serious addiction, whether physical or psychological, that individual may fail to pay attention to the health of his or her marriage or family. Over time,…

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Joint versus Sole Custody Millions of couples across the United States file for divorce every year for a variety of reasons. And while divorce may be the best choice for a family’s future and happiness, it can still be a very trying time, especially when deciding on often-contentious issues such as dividing assets and child…

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Life Insurance and Divorce As you go through the divorce process, more and more logistical matters may come to the surface. One issue that may come up in your case is long-term security provided by a life insurance policy. Whether or not you and your spouse have children, life insurance may be an important issue…

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Understanding Living Trusts You may have heard of living trusts and wonder what exactly this type of trust entails and if it might be right for you. Living trusts play an important part in estate planning. They allow individuals to set up a trust that will ensure that their wishes regarding their property and assets…

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History of Move-Away Laws Increasingly, parents who are separated or divorced are considering moves out of the state of California. The economic woes that have plagued the U.S. since 2008 have been exceptionally severe in this state. Whether a current custody agreement involves joint or sole custody, there could be ways that a parent wanting…

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Issues in Child Custody For those couples who are divorcing and have children, issues regarding parental behavior and custody agreements can often be the most difficult part of the divorce. Divorce is difficult for couples, but struggling with their personal issues while trying to take care of children who are often hurting as well can…

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