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The common causes of a gray divorce

Have you ever wondered what a gray divorce is? Gray divorce is a fairly new term that describes a divorce that has at least one person over the age of 50 in the relationship. This type of divorce is becoming more and more common these days due to the various issues that couples later in life are facing. Let's take a look at the common causes of a gray divorce so you know what to be on the lookout for in your relationship.

One of the biggest causes of all divorces, including gray divorce, is that of money problems. The way the couple handles finances is a big indicator of whether or not divorce will happen. Poor spending habits will also play a role in this reason for divorce.

How can I help make shared custody work?

Being awarded joint custody is not uncommon these days. Many relationships between parents are better due to the various ways in which the two parties can communicate. Even if there are differences and disagreements, it's important to put those aside to make the joint custody arrangement a successful one. So, what can you do to make shared custody work?

You must refrain from speaking ill of the other parent when your children are present. If you do have something bad to say you need to bite your tongue and talk about it with someone else. Speaking poorly about the other parent in front of your children will only cause them to look at you differently.

Common warning signs that divorce is closing in on your marriage

Hearing your spouse utter the word divorce can be devastating for some. For others, it can lead to a sigh of relief. Many people who get divorced already knew it was inevitable based on various signs or issues in their relationships. Let's take a look at the most common warnings signs that divorce is imminent.

There will be times during your marriage where you criticize your spouse for something they've done. Where this turns into a problem is when you begin criticizing your spouse personally and not the behaviors they exhibit. This can make a relationship unbearable.

Custody dispute leads to federal kidnapping charges

A federal kidnapping charge has been filed against a French national for leaving the United States with his 3-year-old child without getting permission from the child's mother. The charge was filed by the United States Attorney's Office. The national defied an order by a judge not to leave the country with the child.

The French national, who is 33, was living in East Boston. It is believed that he is now in Algiers, Algeria, with the child. The pair has not been heard from or seen since July 1.

Tax differences between spousal support and child support

Understanding the tax implications of your divorce can be challenging. Divorce is not an easy time in your life and when it affects how you file your tax return, you need to be as prepared as possible. In today's post, we will discuss the differences between spousal support and child support when it comes to your taxes in California.

One of the most important things you need to know is that child support is not required to be included on the tax return of the recipient as income. It is also not allowed to be included on the tax return of the payer as a deductible expense.

How can I tell if my spouse is hiding assets?

Have you ever wondered if your spouse is hiding assets? This is a troublesome problem that many couples face, especially those that are headed for a divorce. Trust issues are a common reason why many marriages end in divorce, and when it comes to trust issues about money, the divorce papers can't be signed fast enough. So, how can you tell if your spouse is hiding assets?

Has your spouse been overpaying the credit card bills lately? For example, does your card have a $500 balance but your spouse is paying $5,000? That means your spouse just created an account with their name on it that now has $4,500 in credit on it.

All about the temporary restraining order

If you have endured harassment, abuse, threats or stalking, you could very well prevent the perpetrator of these issues from coming near you in the future. All you need to do is apply for a temporary restraining order in Fullerton. You will need to provide evidence of some sort of the issues caused by the person so the order can be granted. Let's take a look at the temporary restraining order.

The temporary restraining order is usually only issued after a judge issues an order of ex parte. Victims will be required to complete their filings with the local court so that the court can inform the abusers that they can seek their chance to be heard about the order.

Virtual visitation and its impact in California

Virtual visitation has become a popular method for many parents across California when it comes to child custody visitation. Not every arrangement with child custody involves anger and arguments. Some parents find it easy to share custody with the other parent of their children. When one parent has trouble with custody, it is often suggested to try virtual visitation.

As you can imagine, virtual visitation utilizes technology to help parents spend time with their children. This technology includes smartphones, tablets, laptops, video chat software and much more. Again, this should not replace physical visits with the child but can be very helpful when visitation is not possible.

Taking a look at the prenuptial agreement

Postnuptial agreements are important documents that some couples decide to enter into after they have gotten married. The most common type of legal document related to this is the prenuptial agreement. Some couples decide after they are married that this document is an important one to have in their names for various reasons. Let's take a look at the postnuptial agreement and all it provides an already married couple.

The requirements for a postnuptial agreement include the following:

  • No oral agreements can be enforced, which means it must be in writing
  • Both spouses had to have become part of the postnuptial document on their own volition
  • When executed, the agreement must have disclosed all relevant information completely and fairly
  • The terms cannot favor one party over the other
  • The agreement must be signed by both spouses

Taking a look at spousal support in California

Spousal support, more commonly known as alimony, is an important part of any divorce in California. You don't want to avoid the topic of alimony when discussing divorce with your spouse. It is something that will be reviewed by the courts and then issued to one of you. Let's take a look at spousal support in the state and figure out why it is so important.

It can be difficult to determine whether or not your former spouse will even pay an order of spousal support from the court. The court can take the time to determine an appropriate amount but there's no guarantee your former spouse will make the payments.

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