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Will your military service impact child custody during a divorce?

One of the most practical benefits of joining any of the branches of the United States armed forces is the pay scale that considers the size of your family. The housing funds you receive, as well as your cost-of-living allowance, will reflect the size of your family to better enable you to support your dependents.

The advantages and pitfalls of a strategic divorce

Wealthy couples in California and around the country sometimes go through what is known a strategic divorce. This is a divorce that's filed by spouses who still have a happy relationship but would be better off financially if they were single. The number of strategic divorces increased after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2018, and analysts expect another surge in strategic divorce filings if the tax plans proposed by politicians such as Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are implemented. However, there are situations where spouses with more moderate means may wish to consider a strategic divorce.

Helping kids handle custody changes

When parents in California separate or divorce, many are committed to staying fully present in the lives of their children. Joint or shared custody is increasingly common so that each parent has around half of the time with the kids. However, while joint custody can be extremely beneficial for children's emotional development and well-being, it can also come with complex situations during custody transfers. When kids move from one house to another, the process can be difficult and emotionally challenging. It is important for families to take steps to prepare for positive custody swaps in order to make them a better experience for kids.

Figuring out what to do with the house during a split

For many California couples going through the divorce process, the family home is the most valuable asset. Deciding what to do with it often becomes a major point of contention during property division negotiations. Couples have a few ways they can go about splitting up the home.

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