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How parents can retain their authority

Partners who are controlling or narcissistic during a marriage are unlikely to change after a divorce. This may present a variety of challenges as it relates to raising a child after the marriage is over. However, there are a variety of ways that parents in California can meet and overcome these challenges in an effective manner. It is important for someone who is raising a child to know that they can only control themselves.

Understanding Social Security benefits and divorce

Many older couples who get divorced in California worry about dividing up financial assets and other large marital property, such as the family home. These soon-to-be exes want to make sure they have enough resources going into their later years. For those who are retired and eligible to receive social security benefits, understanding how the system works in regard to divorce can be extremely important.

Buying the family home after a marriage ends

Because a home is often the most significant asset acquired during a marriage for California couples, it's also a common source of contention when a marriage ends. Any spouse wishing to keep the marital home is typically advised to find out whether or not sole ownership is financially feasible. There are several steps that can be taken to make this determination.

Wiping tech clean during a divorce

Going through a divorce in California can be a stressful process. There are a number of challenges that a divorce may bring, including financial and emotional challenges. Many are discovering that there are also tech-centric headaches connected to splitting up. These include managing shared gadgets, passwords and online accounts. Here are a few things that a spouse may want to consider addressing prior to their divorce.

Dealing with divorce and cryptocurrency

Some California investors with the means to do so are exploring their options with a type of virtual or digital currency known as cryptocurrency. There is nothing wrong with simply purchasing or selling digital currency. It can, however, become a problem if marital assets involve cryptocurrency. First of all, this type of currency is often difficult to value since prices can fluctuate significantly over a short period of time.

Getting ready for a divorce

In addition to being an emotionally trying process, divorce can also be very complicated. California couples who are ending their marriages can take certain steps to organize and prepare for what lies ahead. Spending time getting properly organized can result in a less nerve-wracking process and may help produce the outcome that individuals want.

Using a QDRO to divide retirement assets

Many spouses who are separating in California will say that the divorce process can be emotional. Unfortunately, high stress and anger can lead to poor decision making. At the time of dividing assets and liabilities, it is important to reign in emotions and consider financial issues rationally and intelligently.

Second marriages and prenups

California couples who get married in their 20s or 30s may believe that completing a prenuptial agreement is unnecessary. After all, many younger people do not have substantial assets. However, for older people who decide to get remarried, securing a prenuptial agreement can be a wise choice.

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