Many states have implemented common law marriage, which means that an unmarried couple who cohabitates may be automatically considered a formal marriage under certain circumstances. However, California is not one of those states, and unmarried couples who cohabitate don’t always have the same rights that a married couple might.
When you’ve decided that divorce is the next step for you and your spouse, the next few weeks or months are largely informed by your specific circumstances. One of the biggest and most impactful factors centers on whether there are any children in the family.
Having to hash out custody arrangements with the ex isn’t always easy, and many parents feel even more anxious when they think about how they’re going to share this information with the kids. For today’s post, we’re offering a few tips as to what steps you need to take care of before you broach this subject. We’ll also cover some general tips that can help shape your approach as you prepare to talk to your kids about the divorce and future divorce issues.
As most people know, planning for retirement is a lengthy and arduous process. When divorce is on the table, the future and uncertainty of your retirement quickly comes into question. Will you get to keep what you’ve world to accumulate or will the family law courts split those assets between you and your ex?
Divorce gives many the chance to start over while continuing to foster those relationships that are important to them. However, for some parents, divorce can signal the beginning of future conflicts with the ex, especially when it comes to any involved children.