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Overcoming divorce's financial traps

Spouses in Orange County who are considering divorce should know that it can have severe financial consequences. This can be especially true for women. According to studies, a wife's standard of living may decline by 27 percent after separation. Factors, such as insufficient child support, may lead to this decline. Accordingly, it is important to plan for these financial consequences and potential divorce problems.

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.

Take care to protect your electronic data during a divorce

Technology and the Internet have given us more ways to communicate than ever before. People can make phone calls and send text messages from their cell phones. They can send messages to each other via emails, and the online social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. It is something we do every day, without even giving it a second thought. However, for those in Orange County who are getting a divorce, it is important that they understand how all of this electronic data will be handled.

Selling the family home during the divorce process

If a California couple is in the midst of a divorce, the once happy family home may become a place of bad memories for both. If neither party wants to keep living in the family home after the divorce, they may decide to sell the home and split the proceeds. Naturally, both parties want to see the home sell for as high a price as possible.

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