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Divorcing after 50 brings unexpected changes

Perhaps you met in college or even high school. You married, bought a house, raised a family and planned for your retirement. You may have purchased a vacation home and are now watching your children fall in love. Maybe you even have grandchildren.

After decades of marriage, you might have fallen into a routine. It may not be satisfying, but it is not unpleasant for you. However, things change. If you and your spouse are now considering a divorce, you may want to understand the ramifications of ending your marriage after the age of 50.

Hidden assets may jeopardize your fair property division

You may have hoped your divorce would end amicably, and your spouse might have given that indication. However, your future depends on your financial stability following the divorce, and that stability is in question if your spouse is not being truthful about your finances.

If you have been an active participant in the family's finances, you may have sensed early that things were not right. On the other hand, you may have trusted that your spouse would do the right thing and give an honest accounting of the marital assets. Now, you may not be so sure this is what's happening.

The legal protections necessary for domestic partners

Marriage is not the right choice for everyone. For some California couples, it is preferable to remain unmarried in a domestic partnership, but it can be beneficial to put some legal protections in place. If you are in a domestic partnership, you would be wise to know how you can protect your interests and enjoy the benefits of legally establishing your relationship.

Domestic partnerships are similar to marriage, but there are several distinct differences between these two types of relationships. Some people choose to register as domestic partners rather than simply live together because of the benefits this step can provide.

La custodia de los hijos y los días festivos

Cuando compartes la custodia de tus hijos con tu ex pareja, el calendario de vacaciones puede llegar a ser todo un desafío; incluso, se podría decir que es uno de los más grandes conflictos de custodia que se presentan durante el año. A pesar de cualquier desacuerdo que se presente mientras se eligen las fechas en las que los niños pasarán contigo o con tu ex, es importante recordar que lo único que se debe considerar es la felicidad de tus hijos. Cabe recalcar que la tensión y los conflictos entre tú y tu ex pareja pueden evitarse llegando a un acuerdo que les favorezca a ambos.

What should you include in your parenting plan?

The easier question may be what not to include. As you and the other parent struggle to figure out how to continue raising your children from two separate homes, you have a lot to consider. If you try to include every possible eventuality in your parenting plan, you may never get it done, and it could be thousands of pages long since life is unpredictable enough, and when you add children, it becomes even more so.

The better strategy may be to focus on the essentials of a parenting plan. The elements below could provide you with an outline for your plan. You and your soon-to-be former spouse can then fill in the blanks with the details that make it work for your family.

Check for these mistakes before signing a prenuptial agreement

Money remains an uncomfortable topic for many couples, especially prior to marriage. Even so, you may have mustered the courage to ask your beloved to sign a prenuptial agreement. Broaching this topic feels awkward for many people, since few things could be less romantic during the planning of a wedding.

Nevertheless, you feel that taking this step is an important one that will best serve you and your soon-to-be spouse. You may find it surprising that he or she agreed to enter into such an agreement despite the erroneous belief that doing so means you don't think the marriage will work. In reality, you may believe that your marriage will last forever but want to be prepared in the event that it does not.

Three tips for making divorce work for you

After months of frustration, you may have finally decided that it is time to move on from your marriage. Even if you and your spouse both agree that things should come to an end, this is still going to be a painful time for you.

You have to understand that your life is about to undergo a major change, and you have to be ready for all of the things, positive and negative, that you are about to experience. In this post, we discuss some of the steps that you can take to make divorce easier for you.

Advantages of hiring female lawyer

Family law matters, such as divorce and custody of children, are often very personal and attract high-conflict litigation. That is why many clients strategically select the gender of their lawyer, and despite the opinion of others, this strategy can be beneficial, and more when it comes to hiring a female lawyer.

Ventajas de contratar una abogada

Los asuntos de derecho familiar, tales como divorcio y custodia de los hijos, son a menudo muy personales y atraen litigios de alto conflicto. Es por ello que muchos clientes seleccionan estratégicamente el género de su abogado, y a pesar de la opinión de otras personas, esta estrategia puede resultar benéfica, y más cuando se trata de contratar a una abogada.

What to know about California’s move-away laws

Many co-parents face situations that require them to revisit their existing child custody arrangements. Some may wish to relocate to be closer to family, while others may be seeking employment or educational opportunities that allow them to provide a better future for the child.

If you share custody of your children, it is important to note that you simply cannot just move out-of-state. You will need to receive the other parent’s permission before you move, and if he or she refuses to give this permission, you will need to seek the court’s approval before the relocation will be granted. This post discusses some of the factors that courts consider when deciding whether or not the child will be allowed to move.

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