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September 2018 Archives

Can I claim pet visitation rights in my divorce?

A topic that comes up for many couples in divorce proceedings, but is not often tackled in the news or pop culture, is that of pet visitation. Although it may not seem like a significant factor in the overall picture of divorce, pet visitation can actually become a rather contentious point between ex-spouses.

For older adults, divorce affects health, social life, finances

Divorced people in California who are 50 and older may be a growing group, but they should be aware of the health problems that can be caused by the chronic stress that often accompanies divorce. Symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety and depression can worsen chronic health conditions including high blood pressure and diabetes, and people might also be more likely to engage in risky behaviors such as overeating and drinking too much. Healthy habits, such as exercising, may fall by the wayside.

Delaying bankruptcy can make a bad financial situation even worse

Individuals in California and around the country who are struggling with significant debt often put off filing for bankruptcy because they are concerned about the possible consequences. However, a recent study suggests that this delay can often be far more financially damaging. Researchers from the Notre Dame University Law Review came to this conclusion after scrutinizing data from the Consumer Bankruptcy Project.

Simple rules make co-parenting easier

California residents usually understand that co-parenting can be frustrating at times. Whether a family splits because of divorce or the parents were never married, the best parenting relationships are cooperative and focused on the children. Sometimes it is easier said than done, but adopting a few simple rules can make things flow much more smoothly.

Divorced women and financial security in retirement

Being financially secure during retirement is a major concern for many women who get divorced. According to the results of a 2008 study, women divorcees are hit with a sustained drop in income of over 20 percent on average while their ex-husbands are likely to experience an income increase of nearly 33 percent.

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