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Can your ex just leave California and take your children?

Whether you have gone through a divorce and now share custody with your ex or were never married to the other parent of your children, you may worry about whether the decisions of your ex will influence your parental rights and access to the children. It is common to wonder about what will happen if your ex wants to move out of California with your children.

Ensuring that a prenup is fair to both parties

Prenuptial agreements can protect people financially in case of a divorce, but it is best if they are created with the interests of both individuals in mind. One woman who was asked by her boyfriend to sign a cohabitation agreement before they moved in together was shocked by some of its provisions. The agreement stated that if they married, she would not be eligible to any spousal support in case of divorce. It also said that she would not get any financial compensation for the home the man had purchased with the help of his mother even if she contributed significantly to the mortgage.

Tips for financial planning during a divorce

Making a financial plan during a divorce in California can be particularly important for anyone who has not been involved in the family finances. A certified divorce financial planner is a financial professional who has been specially trained to deal with financial issues around divorce and may be helpful at this stage. This can be important in ensuring that an individual gets a fair share of the assets.

International custody disputes and parental abduction

In California and across the country, most kidnappings of children involve not hardened criminals or ransom demands but instead one parent keeping the other from child custody or visitation. When a non-custodial parent takes a child without permission inside the United States, the situation can already be complex and volatile. This may be compounded if an international relationship is involved. In an increasingly global world, many people have partners who have multiple nationalities or primary citizenship outside the United States. People may even enter a relationship or have children while living away from home on a work assignment or educational program.

The biggest challenge women face after divorce involves money

When couples in California go through a divorce, they will face a variety of challenges. Women tend to experience challenges in a different way than men, especially when it comes to finances. In fact, money issues are ranked in first place when it comes to women's concerns after divorce, which is even higher than concerns related to their children.

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