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Health risks to watch out for during gray divorce

As the divorce rate for older couples continues to rise, California residents who are considering divorce and are also over age 50 might be concerned about how to take care of themselves during and after the process. While divorce takes an emotional toll on everyone involved, older people are at higher risk for developing physical and emotional health conditions.

Helping your child: 7 tips for better visitation and custody time

From an early age, children benefit from a supportive routine. There is no question that it is more difficult to maintain a routine when a child has to go between two parents' houses. It is important to maintain some semblance of similarity between the routines at each home. If both parents cannot agree on how to raise the child, it may lead to conflict, since the child will not know what to do or what is acceptable with each parent.

Reasons why couples may want to consider a prenup before marriage

Couples in California planning to legally become one often anticipate spending a lifetime together. Realistically, not all marriages will last as long as expected for one reason or another. While there's no way for soon-to-be-spouses to know for sure if a marriage will end in the future, having a prenuptial agreement can provide some added peace of mind and financial security under the right circumstances. Without this type of document, assets are typically divided as per state guidelines, which is sometimes a 50/50 split.

Valentine's Day weddings face high divorce rate

When couples in Alameda County set their wedding dates, divorce may be the last thing on their minds. Couples may choose a specific date for any number of reasons. In some cases, they may opt for a date with special personal significance; in other cases, the date reflects the best time for most family members to attend. People may also choose a wedding date for a discount or better rate at the wedding or reception venue. According to one study, however, a couple's choice of wedding date could be correlated with their later likelihood of divorce.

How comparative wealth can affect divorce

According to some experts, amicable divorces are actually more common among Californians with very significant assets. One divorce attorney said that wealthy couples with over $5 million in assets are more likely to achieve amicable settlements. However, upper middle class couples who still have substantial wealth but less than $5 million may be more likely to struggle over property division.

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