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May 2017 Archives

3 alternatives to traditional custody arrangements

When parents separate, the most important consideration is the well-being of their children. Many partners stay together for the sake of their kids, but when this becomes impossible, divorce necessitates a new approach to parenting. Shared custody was the default for a long time, but as divorce has become more common, more parents have sought alternatives. These three options may be a better fit for your family and provide your kids with the support they need.

Divorce prep may help when it comes to finances in California

Most people face financial worries at some point in their lives. Often, major life events, such as divorce, can cause financial upset that leaves many parties needing to get their affairs back in order. Luckily, there are a variety of ways California residents could address their monetary problems and goals in hopes of bettering their situations. 

Story writing may reduce stress effects of divorce in California

Many California residents have likely been told to write down their feelings at some point or another. It is a commonly held belief that keeping a diary or journal can help individuals process emotion more fully in order to reduce stress and other issues. Because divorce is a particularly stressful event for many people, some parties may wish to consider how writing can help.

Differing divorce methods may offer benefits in California

Whenever dealing with difficult predicaments, many California residents want to handle the issues in the least harmful way possible. Because divorce can have substantial impacts on the lives of those involved, many parties may wish to go through the process with as little conflict and upset as they can. For some, a collaborative approach may be able to offer such outcomes.

Why you should avoid a DIY divorce

Divorce can be expensive and overwhelming. It entails preparing mounds of paperwork, fulfilling state requirements and dealing with the very person you no longer want to be with. You may be tempted to go through the process on your own to save time and money.

Political differences may cause divorce in California, elsewhere

Emotional turmoil, growing apart, disagreements and many other issues could result in California residents choosing to dissolve their marriages. The reasons can vary from couple to couple, but common threads do exist that tend to cause marital strife. A recent study showed that political differences have caused a significant number of divorce proceedings.

Accurate information could make a difference during divorce

Many California residents base a number of their life decisions on information and statistics. Because not all information is reliable, some individuals may carry an incorrect notion that causes them to question whether certain actions are right for them. For instance, many individuals continue to believe that half of marriages fail and that divorce is almost inevitable. 

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