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Handling education accounts in a divorce

When a couple in California plans to divorce, they will need to figure out what to do with any money they have in special savings accounts. This includes any cash saved for their children's college educations. A separating spouse may want to take steps to ensure that such accounts are not used for other means after the divorce.

Older couples should consider retirement accounts during divorce

When California couples get divorced, they often worry about how they will split up their assets. For younger couples, the house may be the most valuable asset. However, older couples are more likely to worry about their retirement accounts.

Determining the need for calculation or valuation in a divorce

In California, a business owner who gets a divorce may have to split some of the assets of their enterprise with their ex. In such situations, it's important to establish an accurate value for the business before negotiating the divorce.

How parents can reduce their children's stress during divorce

Parents in California who are getting a divorce might be worried about the welfare of their children. One way to reassure children during and after a divorce is by working to reduce upheaval in the child's life. Some changes are inevitable, and depending on the situation, they may range from different homes and schools to adjusting to new partners for their parents. However, parents can help by avoiding any unnecessary changes and assisting children in dealing with the ones that are necessary.

Does divorce have a season?

As many California couples know, marital strife knows no season. In many cases, discord builds up over time, and spouses eventually decide that enough is enough and begin to look into ending their marriage. However, sociologists are beginning to notice a pattern in that suggest that divorce filings are more common in some seasons than others.

Finances and divorce

Ideally, a divorce settlement will allow both parties to exit the marriage on solid financial footing. However, if that is not possible, California couples should aim to get as much security as possible prior to exiting the relationship. In most cases, it is easier to get the best possible settlement by taking time to inventory all marital assets.

How labor is divided may impact the risk of divorce

Californians are often interested in what leads to divorce. One of the most common factors that can result in divorce is an unequal division of labor. Whether or not a man works full time outside of the home is also an important predictor of whether a marriage will end.

The importance of a divorce settlement agreement

A divorce settlement agreement is a legally binding document that a California couple uses to set rules for their behavior around shared assets, such as a business or real estate, after a divorce. A couple with children may also include terms in their agreement that deal with custody and parenting .

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