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Millennials are Driving Divorce Rates Down in the U.S.

Over recent decades, the concept of what marriage is has evolved to represent an equal front shared by both partners in the relationship. Marriage is a commitment that two people share with each other to support and build each other up even through overcoming obstacles. This definition of marriage has even expanded
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What’s the Difference Between an Annulment and Divorce?

If you wish to legally split from your spouse, you have a few different options available to you. In California, they include separation, annulment, and divorce. Annulments and divorces are both legal degrees that end marriages. These two options have different processes and outcomes, however. A separation does not end a marriage,
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Adele’s Lack of Prenup May Cost Her Millions

Singer Adele had enough faith her marriage to Simon Konecki would work that she did not enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to the marriage. Unfortunately, the couple’s divorce is now pending – with state laws in California potentially entitling Konecki to as much as 50% of Adele’s earnings during their marriage.
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Can You Change Your Will During a Divorce?

Divorce affects virtually every aspect of your life, and it may be necessary to revisit some plans to account for your new marital status. One of the most important documents to address is your will or estate plan. If you recently divorced but developed your will during your marriage, you will want
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Will Divorce Ruin Your Credit in California?

Anyone facing a divorce likely has questions about what the divorce will mean for the rest of his or her life. Divorce can affect virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, from living arrangements to quality of life and time available to spend with children. It can also have a significant economic
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Can Divorce Cause Mental Illness?

Divorce rates in the U.S. have been consistently high for several years and thousands of American couples undergo the divorce process every year. Some couples simply discover irreconcilable differences while other marriages break down due to infidelity, crime, domestic violence, and other causes. Divorce can be stressful, especially if only one of
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10 Tips for Making Your Divorce as Smooth as Possible

All divorces are complex, and many are emotional, stressful ordeals that can bring out the worst in a couple. If you expect to divorce soon, consider the following tips for making the whole process more bearable. Hire an Attorney A San Mateo County divorce attorney will help ensure an equitable divorce settlement
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What 2019 Alimony Tax Changes Mean for Your Divorce

The recent changes to the United States tax code dramatically changed most American’s tax liabilities for the tax year 2019 and beyond. As of January 1, 2019, alimony has different tax implications for both the payer and the payee. If you expect to divorce this year, you should have some understanding of
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How to Reach a Fair Alimony Settlement with Your Spouse

Divorce is a difficult subject. While some couples find a way to split amicably without much hostility and resentment, for others, emotions can boil over, and the couple may fight bitterly over every piece of marital property. Alimony is one of the most common points of contention in divorce. If you expect
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