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December 2015 Archives

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial Agreements

The last thing a happily engaged couple wants to think about is divorce. But, the sad reality of marriage in the United States is that about half of all marriages ultimately do not last "'til death do them part." And among the issues associated with a divorce are child custody and child support, alimony or spousal support and property division, which often can become an area of contention between both sides. In an effort to avoid potential issues down the road, more and more couples are deciding to create prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to protect themselves in the event of a divorce.

Divorce rates down in December, according to study

There are many factors that go in the decision to end a marriage in divorce. While couples typically make every effort to repair a marriage and live up to the "until death do us part" promise, the unfortunate reality is that approximately half of marriages in the United States, for a myriad number of reasons, were just never meant to be and end in divorce.

Infidelity may have been a factor in music star's divorce

Residents of Orange County may know first-hand that there are many factors that can lead to divorce. Those who have been following the messy divorce between music stars Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, may be aware that in a recent interview with radio host Elvis Duran, Stefani eludes that Rossdale's infidelity ultimately led to the couple's divorce.

Child support goes a long way in securing a child's development

Some people in Orange County may believe that child support payments can only to be used towards costs associated with food and shelter. But in reality, child support payments cover a wide variety of costs towards a child's life and development.

Understanding same sex adoption laws

Adoption among gay or lesbian couples has been going on for decades, although until relatively recently, most gay or lesbian couples had to keep their sexual orientation in the closet. Researchers estimate that there were between 300,000 to 500,000 lesbian or gay biological parents in 1976. By 1990, this number had reached between 6 and 14 million, with 8 to 14 million children living in gay or lesbian households.

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