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Is your California prenup valid?

If you are thinking of divorce, you may be wondering if your prenuptial agreement is going to hold up in court. As with many things in the legal arena, it depends. Divorce is almost always a tricky and complicated endeavor. Even if you think you took every precaution to protect your assets, the court might decide otherwise.

Communication is a signal of relationship health

Some people say that the end of their marriage is something that comes as a shock. Those people might be surprised to find out that there were actually signs that this was coming. The communication in a relationship is often a clue about how things are going. When there is silence or a lack of communication, those are signs that the marriage is failing.

Make a plan for the end of your marriage

In our previous blog post, we discussed how important it is to protect your business in case you go through a divorce. This is only one consideration that you have to think about, especially if you have higher assets. We know that you don't want to go into a marriage thinking about the possibility of it ending, but having a little discomfort now can save you from a lot of trouble down the road.

Don't lose sight of your business when you get married

There are a lot of different things to think about if you have a family business. While you might not realize it now, you have to take steps to protect your business and hard work if you are thinking about getting married. It is understandable that you want to make sure that your future spouse remains happy with you, but you can't put your hard work in jeopardy.

Questions to ask your divorce lawyer at the first meeting

Divorce is never easy. It is always full of complications, especially when it comes to dividing assets and dealing with custody issues. Now that you and your husband have decided to divorce, these are just a couple of the things you will have to think about with regard to a settlement.

4 points you should know before you file for divorce

Considering a divorce is a big step for anyone, but it is one that is sometimes necessary if your marriage has deteriorated so much that it can't be saved. People who are considering a divorce should make sure they understand exactly what a divorce can and can't do. Once you have a general understanding, you should find out exactly how divorce might be impacted by the circumstances you are facing.

3 considerations for property division in California

Deciding who will keep the house, the car, and other assets as part of a divorce can be difficult. These are some of the items you may have worked hard to get, and you might not want to let them go. As part of your divorce, you will likely have to part with some of the property you have acquired during your marriage. In California, the premise for property division is based on the concept of community property. Here are three things you should know if you are dividing property in California.

Know your options during a divorce

In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of divorce mediation. If you recall, this is a process in which we work with your ex's side to hash out the terms of the divorce. This can sometimes get your divorce resolved in a quicker and less costly manner than if you decide not to try to work things out and just wait for the court to decide things.

Divorce and retirement: protecting the future

As California readers may know, couples age 50 and up are choosing to end their marriages at a higher-than-average rate. In fact, the overall divorce rate has dropped from about 50 percent, but the number of "gray divorces" continues to increase. As couples going through a gray divorce are closer to retirement, it is important to carefully consider the financial impact of any decisions made during the legal process.

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