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Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements offer protection

Whether you are in the early stages of wedding planning or years into your marriage, you should consider signing a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. According to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, close to two-thirds of lawyers surveyed saw an increase in clients seeking prenuptial agreements over the last three years. Prenuptial agreements are basically seen as contracts and will generally be upheld in court, so it is important to make sure these agreements is drafted correctly.

What are my options for divorce?

Deciding to officially end your marriage is a very difficult decision, even if you and your spouse have been butting heads for a while. If you have decided to get a divorce, then you and your spouse may be wondering how to go about the process. California couples have various options when it comes to divorce, so it is important that you choose the one that is best for you and your family. A family law attorney can assist in that decision and help you move forward with whatever you decide.

Finalizing your divorce in 2018 may save you money

If you and your spouse have decided to go your separate ways, you may be wondering when the timing is right to finalize a marriage dissolution. With new tax laws in place, there are many things to consider as you begin the divorce filing process. For many California couples, finalizing their divorce in 2018 may be the best financial decision for their families' futures.

Certain assets may be affected by your divorce

Divorce can have a significant impact on your finances, particularly when it comes to your retirement assets. According to a study by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR), households that have not been through a divorce have a 30 percent higher net financial wealth than households that have been through divorce. Divorced people are also five percent more likely to run out of assets than non-divorced people.

Restrictions you may face throughout the divorce process

Getting a divorce in California is never as simple as just filing the paperwork and going your separate ways. No matter how amicable your situation is, once your divorce proceedings begin, many restrictions and rules are put into place regarding your financial and parenting rights. These restrictions during your divorce can significantly impact your life in ways you would not expect.

Saving money for your children's college fund during divorce

Couples going through a divorce are often concerned with their family's finances and their ability to support their children throughout the process. If you find yourself wondering how to pay your child's college expenses while going through a divorce, know that you are not alone. According to a study by TD Ameritrade, 40 percent of married couples get divorced, but over 66 percent of married couples have no financial plan in place to prepare them for divorce or death. Fortunately, experts have some helpful advice for parents dealing with this exact issue.

Donald Trump Jr.'s divorce proceedings are underway

When a California divorcing couple has significant assets, it can be especially important for both parties to seek both financial counsel and legal assistance. Donald Trump, Jr., and his wife, Vanessa Trump, are both likely seeking guidance from multiple sources to navigate their divorce. The couple was married for 12 years before Vanessa filed for divorce in March 2018.

Is bird nesting right for your family post-divorce?

One of the most difficult parts of a Redwood City divorce is determining where everyone should live, especially children. Traditionally, one parent would agree to move out of the family home and the children would be expected to travel back-and-forth between their parents' houses. However, a new trend, called "bird nesting," provides children with more stability. It allows them to stay in one home post-divorce, while the parents take turns living in the home. In fact, a new ABC comedy called, "Splitting Up Together," starring Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer, draws attention to this new way of living for families dealing with divorce.