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Shared child custody reaping benefits for children in one state

When divorce became more common place, family court judges tended to favor the mother when deciding what was the best situation for raising children. Over time, studies have shown that children who are permitted more time with both parents tend to fare better. While joint custody is favored in California, some other states start with a legal presumption of joint custody. A family law attorney can help a parent in this state to determine what arrangements will best meet his or her children's needs.

Seeking divorce to gain financial independence? Read this first

Many California spouses feel trapped in marriages where they have little to no freedom to make independent decisions. Especially where finances are concerned, many people would rather file for divorce than continue having to run every expenditure or financial move past their partner for approval. Some may be surprised to learn that, even after filing paperwork to end a marriage, spouses must still disclose financial information to each other.

The basics of alimony after a divorce

The idea of providing ongoing financial support to an ex-spouse can be uncomfortable, but it is often a necessary aspect of divorce. Alimony -- commonly referred to as spousal support -- is intended to limit any potentially unfair economic aftermath of a divorce. A California family law judge might order that one person pay support, or a couple may come to an agreement on the matter by themselves.

Complex property division needs an experienced eye

No one wants to come out of a divorce feeling as if they lost everything that was important to them. With the right approach and careful attention to detail, this does not have to be your situation. Here are a few things to keep in mind when approaching property division.

Does the court have to decide child support during my divorce?

Most people in California are familiar with the concept of a family law judge setting a child support amount for divorcing parents. While support agreements do require court approval, parents who are in the midst of a divorce are still generally capable for crafting their own arrangement. Here are two options for doing just that.

Don't rush retirement decisions during property division

Approaching divorce and retirement at the same time? For those in California who are dealing with this situation, the future may feel uncertain. Most people know that there are usually penalties and taxes associated with early withdrawals from retirement accounts, but this can be avoided during property division through careful attention to detail.

Can property division wreck my retirement savings?

The retirement years are meant to be enjoyed and savored, but a divorce could disrupt those plans for tranquility. Divorcing California couples -- particularly those who are near retirement -- may feel the side effects on their retirement the most. Paying careful attention during property division and other important divorce processes can help these individuals protect their retirement savings as well as their financial security.

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