In a perfect world, you would receive an inheritance from a beloved family member, such as your favorite aunt. And even if you were going through divorce, you wouldn't have to worry about losing a chunk of this money to a relentless future ex-spouse.
Going through the divorce process can feel like riding an emotional roller coaster -- one with more lows than highs. However, just as the process can be challenging for parents going through it, it can also be difficult for the children of divorce. This is especially true when a child custody battle ensues.
If you and your spouse have decided to get divorced, you or your spouse may end up having to pay spousal support, or alimony, to the other party. Alimony is essentially money paid from a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse following the dissolution of a marriage.
There are numerous couples in California who will get divorced this year. If you are one of them and you have children to consider, you may have a lot of questions about how child support works.
The thought of going toe-to-toe with your spouse during your divorce proceeding may leave you feeling stressed and drained. This is especially true if you and your spouse have been married for an extended period of time and have thus amassed a large number of assets or high-value assets.
When Sarah and Ben decided to end their marriage, they both hired attorneys. In just a few short months, however, they had spent thousands of dollars in attorney fees and court filings and nothing was moving along.
Sometimes, a marriage simply does not work out, in which case divorce is inevitable. However, just because you are getting a divorce does not mean the divorce proceeding has to be a bitter, drawn-out battle.
If you’re preparing to get divorced, you may not know you have options for going through the process. Not all divorces are the same, and you have choices that could save you time, money and stress.