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New Year's changes may mean divorce for some in California

Many California residents likely consider the first month of the year a time for getting organized and assessing the state of their lives. For some, that may mean considering whether they would like to continue on with their marriages. If individuals are contemplating divorce, they may find themselves looking for information before jumping into the process. 

The feeling that divorce is imminent may strike individuals at this time of year because they have gone through a stressful holiday season. They may want to finish out the holidays as amicably as possible but believe the new year is the time to potentially move on. As a result, many individuals may want to know how long a divorce would take and how much it would cost before moving forward. 

In many cases, one spouse may consult with an attorney or gain information through other means without having broached the topic of divorce with his or her spouse. By getting a better idea of what the proceedings may involve and what the possible outcomes could be, individuals may be better prepared to make the final decision regarding whether they truly want to end their relationships. Though to some it may seem sneaky to look into such information before talking with a spouse, gaining knowledge may be a useful step in making such a significant decision.

Preparation is often key when a major life change is about to occur. Therefore, if divorce could potentially be part of individuals' new-year plans, he or she may wish to ensure that information is gained from reliable sources. California residents may wish to speak with experienced divorce attorneys who could provide useful knowledge as well as specific information for certain circumstances. 

Source:, "If Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce, They Are (Secretly) Doing This First", Marianne Garvey, Jan. 17, 2017

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