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Top Myths About California Premarital Agreements

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One of the most important things couples need to discuss before getting married is whether they should opt for a premarital or prenuptial agreement (prenup). Almost everyone around you will have some views or the other regarding prenups. Prenups have often been misunderstood and many believe that it means something bad, potentially encouraging or mentally preparing for a divorce before a couple is even married. Below is a list of prenup myths that have been debunked and you’(more...)

The Dynamics Of The Step Family

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​I. The Stepfamily Cannot and Will Not Function as Does a Biological FamilyThe stepfamily has its own specific dynamics and behaviors.Since we know no other there is a tendency to overlay the expectations and dynamics of the biological family on to the new stepfamily.II. There is No Replacing the Biological ParentIn the stepfamily we cannot reconstitute the biological family. Mother and father are hallowed words and are determined by biological connections. A child often almost (more...)

Bitcoin and Divorce: Are Cryptocurrencies Subject to Division?

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How Cryptocurrencies affect Divorce settlements in North Carolina
Since the advent of Bitcoin and subsequently a host of other cryptocurrencies with their astronomical values, there have been a few misconceptions about them. Some of these misconceptions dwell on the legality of cryptocurrencies and whether they are recognized by courts during divorce settlements.
This article aims to explore the legal status of BitCoin and other blockchain based cryptocurrencies in North Carolina and the impact they have during divorce settlements. If (more...)

Why Financial Literacy Matters to YOU

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Financial Success, Security, and Freedom.  Pursued by many, but satisfactorily attained by few.  How appropriate then, that the United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy Month since 2003.
Financial Literacy has always been a part of our core values for our clients and subscribers.  In fact, April 2018 marks our 10th Anniversary helping families through the difficult process of divorce, while helping them understand and protect their finances.
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Divorce Help – Celebrating 10 Years Serving Families!

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It’s Divorce Money Matters’ 10th Anniversary!
…and we want to celebrate with YOU by offering you 50% off a private Divorce Discovery Session with Lisa C. Decker, CDFA® (SAVE nearly $50.00!).  If you’ve been seeking guidance in your pre or post-divorce matters, this is the perfect opportunity to get answers and save money too.
Sessions are limited to the first ten people to sign up or the next 10 days, (more...)

Many Women Leave Financial Decisions To Husbands, Leaving Them Vulnerable

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A new trend is emerging in the world of divorce and is negatively impacting the lives of female divorcees everywhere.
A report that was released by UBS Global Wealth Management shows that a majority (56%) of married women leave their major long-term financial planning to their spouse.  This leaves women at an extreme disadvantage in the case of a separation or death.  Considering that we have seen a doubling in divorces among middle-aged persons since the 90s, (more...)

Shared Parenting v. Equal Parenting: 5 Ways the New Laws Will Hurt Kids

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Guest Post by Karen CoveyChildren affected by Divorce The story is all too familiar. The kids stand on the front steps, consumed by sadness. They watch their father walk toward the car. Silent tears roll down their cheeks while their dad gets in the car and drives away. As soon as he’s out of view, he chokes up and pulls over. He doesn’t want to lose his kids. But shared parenting seems like an impossible (more...)

The Benefits of Continuing Therapy After Divorce

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Studies claim that several people are highly benefitted after attending post divorce counseling. In fact, many of them have even gone to the extent of admitting that such sessions were the best thing to happen to them after their divorce got finalized.
All those people who signed their divorce papers and want to resume their daily and routine activities should go through post divorce counseling. Such sessions are even more beneficial when there are kids in the marriage. After (more...)

Epstein Credits and How They Can Affect Your Divorce

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Epstein credits come up often in California divorce proceedings and as such it pays to know a bit about it. Spouses often learn about these from their lawyers and it is often a contested issue.
Epstein Credit
The term Epstein credit originated from the Marriage of Epstein case. This 1979 case is a published California case. The Epstein credits initially partially became a part of the California Family Code, section 2626. The code states, “The court has jurisdiction (more...)

How Does Spousal Support Work For Military Personnel?

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Military personnel have special rules during divorce as compared to civilians. One of the rules decide how the pension gets divided for military members. The division depends on many factors. One of them is the state laws which may not be same for everyone. Next is in which division the member belongs to. Rules can differ for the Army, the Air Force, the Marines and the Navy.
Property as spousal support
During spousal support, marital property becomes an important (more...)