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Avoiding common divorce mistakes

The end of a marriage can be an emotional time for all those involved. Due to this, there are many legal mistakes that can be made by California couples who are going through a divorce. One of the most important things to keep in mind when attempting to avoid them is that decisions need to be based on information, education and logic, not on emotions.

Financial concerns after a divorce

It's no secret that divorce can have a devastating effect on a person's finances. Many people in California often find themselves in a very different financial position after their marriage ends. As a result, these individuals may need to rethink their financial situation and their ongoing budget strategies. This is true even if the spouses sought financial planning assistance while they were still married.

Prenups and the Garner-Affleck divorce

As many California residents are aware, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing. One of the interesting things about their breakup is the timing of the filing. Ms. Garner filed the petition 10 years and one day after the date of their marriage.

Facts determine child custody in California

In a California child custody case, all of the facts are considered before a final decision is made by a judge. This means that parents who have a history of domestic violence or substance abuse may not be automatically barred from seeing their children. While there may be restrictions placed where visitation occurs or how parents split custody, courts place a high value on children having relationships with both parents.

Commitments worth making to your kids during your divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to divorce, you may be questioning your judgment right now. You may be wondering if you are making the right decision and you may even be questioning your choice to wed your spouse in the first place. It can be understandably difficult to make new commitments while you are questioning whether or not you can be trusted to make ones that are sound. However, it is important to consider making some specific commitments to your children during your divorce process, even if doing so makes you a bit uneasy.

Pet-related considerations during divorce

Many pet owners understandably view their pets as family members. As a result, it can be uniquely stressful to contemplate where these pets will live when their owners get divorced. Although the law traditionally treats pets as property, it can be tempting to treat pet matters like one would child custody arrangements. Thankfully, this is the approach that a number of jurisdictions are already taking in regards to pet considerations during divorce proceedings.

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