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Ending your marriage by filing for an uncontested divorce

The process of ending a marriage is difficult. It is emotionally and logistically challenging to separate two lives, no matter how amicable the two parties may be. While divorce is never easy, there are options that could make the process slightly less complicated. One of these options includes filing for uncontested divorce.

Uncontested divorce is not an option for every California couple, but it could be the most appropriate choice for your individual situation. If you and your spouse agree on all issues and have no reason to further dispute anything, this could be the right option for you. It may be helpful for you to seek a full understanding of your rights and your choices before you move forward with a decision that could impact the rest of your life.

Clearing up myths about divorce

As you near the end of your marriage, you may be facing some confusion and uncertainty. This is understandable if you have never gone through this process before. It may also mean that, like many entering this difficult phase of life, you have misconceptions about some critical elements of divorce.

Clearing up those fallacies is important because if you make decisions based on faulty information, you are likely to end up with a settlement that does not provide stability and security for your future. The safest course of action is to meet with an attorney to obtain the answers to your questions; however, the following is an overview of some of the most commonly misunderstood elements of divorce.

¿CUÁNDO PUEDO SOLICITAR UNA DEMANDA DE PATERNIDAD?

De acuerdo con la ley del estado de California, si una pareja tiene hijos fuera del matrimonio y el padre desea establecer derechos de paternidad sobre sus hijos debe hacerlo a través de una demanda de paternidad.

¿CÓMO PUEDE AFECTAR MI DIVORCIO LA NUEVA LEY DE IMPUESTOS?

Abogados de divorcio en todo Estados Unidos han comentado sobre la nueva ley de impuestos promovida por la cámara de Republicanos y el presidente Donald Trump.

CAN TRUMP'S NEW TAX PLAN AFFECT MY PLANS FOR DIVORCE?

Divorce attorneys all over the country are commenting about republican's new tax plan and the impact it will have on divorce processes. The new tax code eliminates tax deductions on spousal support for divorce starting on Jan. 1, 2019. This could mean a rise on divorces for this current year.

Don't forget to focus on legal aspects of starting your business

Getting right into the nitty-gritty aspects of starting your own business may have been an aspect you looked forward to for some time. However, even though you may want to jump in immediately and start operating your business, you need to make sure that you comply with California and federal laws regarding your business operations. If you do not, you could face substantial legal problems that knock your company down before it is even on its feet.

Thinking about paperwork and legal compliance may not fall into the realm of excitement that you had always imagined running your own business would create. However, taking the time to make sure all of your documents and records are in order could allow your company to thrive more easily. Therefore, you may wish to consider taking certain actions when going over the legalities involved with running a business.

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.

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