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October 2017 Archives

Seeking alimony may be best for you in divorce

One aspect of a California divorce that often gives Santa Rosa residents a bit of anxiety is finances. Many worry that they will not be able to make ends meet or uphold their standard of living. If one has been married to their spouse for several years, one spouse often will forgo their own personal and career development in lieu of raising a family or other important jobs. Alimony helps to balance that disparagement.

Legal custody versus physical custody: What's the difference?

As a California parent, you may be concerned about how your decision to end your marriage could impact your children. This is a normal concern, but you are not powerless to do anything about it. In fact, with a full understanding of your parental rights and experienced guidance, you can draft a custody plan that helps your children have stability and security during this difficult time.

What behaviors define California domestic violence?

Disagreements are a part of life. Not everyone is going to see eye-to-eye. However, when a person lives in fear or is otherwise feeling unsafe, domestic violence may be the reason why. Domestic violence is any physical, mental or emotional behavior that negatively affects family members or those living in the home to the point where they feel fearful, angry or scared.

What does it mean that CA is a "no fault" divorce state?

Marriages can last years, months or even weeks. Sometimes, what seems like the easiest decision in the world becomes the hardest one to make. People change, things change and sometimes, a marriage does not survive. If one is thinking about divorce, it is a good ideato know that California is a no-fault divorce state.

October is domestic violence awareness month

While every California relationship will have disagreements, arguments should never get to another level. That level is a physical or emotional level that can be incredibly damaging and abusive. No one should have to endure physical or emotional abuse by a loved one or family member. If one or their kids were subjected to domestic abuse, October is the month that brings awareness to that issue.

Business appreciation may determine asset division outcomes

Going through divorce will cause you to face many concerns. Some of the biggest apprehensions may relate to how property division will turn out and other possible financial impacts. As a business owner, you may feel particular anxiety when it comes to the potential of losing a portion of your company to your ex-spouse as part of the divorce settlement.