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How to construct a viable parenting plan

Having a thorough plan can make it easier for parents in California and elsewhere to raise their children after a divorce or separation. The plan should prioritize the needs of the children over what may be easier or more convenient for the parents. It should also be flexible enough to account for any scheduling or other changes that occur after it is agreed upon.

The impact of a wife's illness on the stability of a marriage

A woman in California who gets a divorce may be at a higher risk for cancer than a man in the same situation. A study that appeared in "The Journal of Health and Social Behavior" in 2005 reported that a wife's illness raises the divorce risk while a husband's illness does not.

What divorce looks like for the rich

California residents may have heard that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are divorcing after 25 years of marriage. It is believed that the couple had a joint net worth of about $136 billion. One of the issues that will need to be resolved during their divorce is to determine how to divide the wealth. As a general rule, divorces involving wealthy people tend to be more complicated because of the assets that they hold.

Enforcing a delinquent child support order

Single parents in California may face difficult financial struggles, especially when the other parent isn't following through on child support obligations. However, parents who are owed outstanding support payments can take action to try to recover the debt. By going to family court or working with the California Department of Child Support Services, parents can seek enforcement of an existing child support order that is going unpaid.

Ways you can help your children get through your divorce

Once you begin the process of your divorce, it is likely that the well-being of your children will be the most important thing on your mind. Though you may have concerns about your finances, property division and living situation, you can bet that the emotions of your children will be a constant concern for you. Even though the children may have times of confusion and even hurt, this does not have to be a devastating time for them. You can help your children cope through this time by following a few of the following suggestions. 

Errors to avoid when ending a marriage

California residents who go through a divorce could experience a wide range of emotions. However, it is important to keep those feelings in check when it comes time to negotiate a settlement. Otherwise, an individual could face criminal charges, an unfavorable parenting plan or undesirable financial terms. Generally speaking, it is wise to consult with a lawyer before attempting to negotiate a deal. It can also be in a person's best interest to review a settlement with an attorney prior to signing it.

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