Living in Orange County, California, is expensive; we all know that. And when you divorce, your finances will be more important than ever as you face living in a two-income community on just one income. But you have a better chance of long-term financial health if you have help from your lawyer and financial adviser in the divorce process to make wise decisions. Start with your 401(k) retirement account.
If this is your first holiday season as a separated or divorced parent, you may be dreading the festivities. That is understandable, but parents must still remain responsive to their children's needs even at difficult times.
There are fewer divorcing couples in the United States now than in past decades. More importantly, California residents may be surprised to learn that the state has some of the lowest divorce rates in the country.
It used to be that when you suspected your spouse of cheating, you had to fork over a lot of money to hire a private detective to get the goods on the cheater. However, with today's technologies, the ability to bust a spouse who's stepping out of the marriage is literally at your fingertips.
If you and your spouse returned from vacation last month contemplating divorce, you're in good company. As it turns out, divorce tends to be cyclical and peaks in March and August.
When you find yourself in the throes of divorce -- either willingly or unwillingly -- there are many decisions you will have to make, both now and in the future.
There's a new trend in Orange County and around the country -- divorce parties. You may have attended some. If you are newly divorced, should you consider throwing your own?
Sometimes parents have to think outside of the box when determining workable custody arrangements. One of the more unusual forms that some families have adopted is know as "bird's nest custody."
Sadly, divorce tends to bring out the worst in some spouses. Some may attempt to lie under oath, either in depositions or in the courtroom. Still others try to get more than their fair share of the marital assets by stashing cash in secret accounts or intentionally devaluing or dissipating community property.
Divorcing couples have certain hot-button topics, and custody of the kids and ownership of the family home are two common ones that prove to be sticking points. In the latter, sometimes fighting over the house can wind up being a pointless exercise in frustration.