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December 2018 Archives

Thoughts to consider prior to making the decision to divorce

Going through the end of a marriage can be challenging, and in some cases, couples in California may be uncertain if it is the best path for everyone involved. With common concerns such as the financial ramifications of divorce and worries about how it might affect the kids, making the decision to dissolve a marriage can be intimidating. However, a person might be able to make more informed decisions about his or her future by asking and answering certain questions.

Christmas Day crash leaves 1 accused of drunk driving

Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be a scary experience. Upon getting in an accident, the average person might be uncertain how best to respond, and the stress involved may cause a person to make decisions that are not advisable, such as fleeing the scene. Unfortunately, a recent accident involving similar circumstances in California has left a 19-year-old man accused of drunk driving.

Bankruptcy: Tips to avoid overspending over the holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebration for many families in California and across the nation. While some families may be content to spend time together, others may wish to provide each of their loved ones with gifts. While purchasing gifts can be a heart-warming endeavor, it can also be financially draining, and those who overspend during the holidays may find themselves in search of the relief provided through bankruptcy.

A decline in divorce rates might not mean couples are happier

Going through a major life change can be a scary experience, and some individuals in California may seek to prevent such a change out of fear of what they might lose in the process. While this might be true of a variety of scenarios, studies indicate it is a common concern for individuals who are facing a divorce, especially millennials. Although reports suggest that divorce rates among this age group are on the decline, the decision to stay together might not always be made with happiness in mind.

Collision leaves cement truck driver facing DUI charges

Operating a commercial vehicle can be a demanding task and with the decrease in maneuverability, any errors can be difficult to correct. Those who veer off course in such a vehicle may find themselves facing a potentially hazardous scenario that could place their safety and health at risk. Unfortunately, a recent single-vehicle crash in California has left the driver of a cement truck facing DUI charges.

Understanding the issues kids may experience after divorce

The end of a marriage can have a substantial impact on the lives of everyone involved. While parents in California might be somewhat excited about opening a new chapter of life after divorce, they may worry that the process will disrupt the lives of their kids. Those who wish to safeguard the well-being of their kids could benefit from understanding the issues they may experience following divorce and seeking advice on how to address each in turn.

Should I pursue a contested child custody case?

Going through a child custody case can be stressful, and it can create a great deal of uncertainty for both yourself and your children. Many parents decide that they want the whole process to be over as soon as possible, but in doing so, they may come out with a less than optimal outcome. Other parents wonder if it's worth investing extra time in contesting a child custody case so they can get the outcome they think is best for their children.

You will likely need to split your employer pension in a divorce

Divorcing typically means that you will have to figure out a way to split up your assets and debts. Unless you have a prenuptial agreement that guides the process, you and your spouse will need to come to terms on your own or let the courts divide your assets in compliance with California state law.

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