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Category: Divorce

Your Divorce File: Why You Need to Start One and What it Should Contain

If you have made the decision to file for divorce, consider starting a divorce file. To be clear, a physical divorce file. Bonus points if it’s the classic manila shade (We kid). Your file should be organized, easy to navigate and contain the following: Tax Returns for the past 3-5 years Insurance policies Retirement Account […]

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Divorce Can be Contagious Among Friends

Carlsbad, CA – Looking for an indicator of whether you’re going to get divorced? Look at whether your friends are doing it. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego and two other universities looked at 30 years of data and found that you’re 75 percent more likely for your […]

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Why Are More Millennials Signing Prenups?

Carlsbad, CA – Prenuptial agreements are becoming more common among millennials who tie the knot, according to a survey of matrimonial lawyers. Real estate and alimony often are the key issues these couples are negotiating. Experts have identified several factors that play into this important legal document. Image Source Unlike previous generations, millennials are putting […]

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Griffith, Young, and Lass Explain How Mental Illness Affects Divorce

San Diego, CA – Studies have confirmed time and again that mental illness and divorce are positively correlated.Unfortunately, the stress of a partner with anxiety, severe depression, or bipolar can strain marriage relationships either directly or indirectly (through illness-related financial trouble). While these issues can exacerbate marital strife, mental illness can also have some serious impacts […]

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4 Actions to Avoid During Your Divorce

San Diego, CA – Couples who file for divorce sometimes are eager to move forward and start their lives anew as singles. Even though you may have already “mentally uncoupled,” California law prohibits some actions until the divorce is final. Here are four to keep in mind as you await your divorce decree. Image Source […]

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Prenuptial Agreements Could be Affected by New Tax Laws

San Diego, CA – In January, we shared information about new divorce laws taking effect in 2019, and mentioned briefly the changes to alimony and separate maintenance payments. Image Source Now it’s time to dig a little deeper into the alimony repercussions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The tax changes also may affect […]

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