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February 2017 Archives

The myth of the 50 percent divorce rate may be up for debate

Californians may have heard of the oft-cited statistic that half of all marriages these days will end in divorce. However, there has been much discussion as to whether this statement is accurate. For example, according to the American Psychological Association, the divorce rate in our nation is somewhere between 40 percent and 50 percent. That being said, these numbers are up for debate, and, in fact may differ among various demographics.

Don't let your emotions cloud your judgment in your divorce

Not every marriage in California is meant to last, and even if both you and your spouse agree that divorce is the best option, it is still an emotional time. However, you should not let your emotions cloud your judgment. The following are some specific rational steps you can take to protect yourself during the divorce process.

How is property divided in California when a couple divorces?

Couples in California who decide to end their marriage can often work out many legal issues between themselves through out-of-court negotiations. One of these legal issues is property division. However, in California, even if a couple has already agreed on how to separate their property, until the final divorce decree is issued, any community property owned by the couple still belongs to both of them, and legally will not be considered separate.

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