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Can you afford your high-asset divorce? Divorce funding can help.

Just because you are in the high-income tax bracket doesn't mean you are a high-income earner. In many high-asset cases, one partner is typically considered the breadwinner while the other has a lower paying job or no job at all - usually because they have decided to stay home and take care of the children. As you can imagine, this distinction is incredibly important when divorce rears its ugly head.

How a collaborative divorce could help you through divorce

As a previous post discussed, there is more than one way to complete the divorce process. The method a couple chooses is based on the needs and various factors involved in their union. In a hostile and complex divorce, it is unlikely that these alternative methods will fully resolve and finalize the divorce process. However, collaboration could be rather effective during dissolution.

Is litigation, mediation or collaboration right for your divorce?

Whether you are reluctant or onboard with ending a marriage, the divorce process cannot be initiated or even completed without a method for spouses to dissolve their union. While many couples in California and elsewhere are likely to embark in the process through litigation, it is important that spouses understand there are other methods to obtain a divorce. Whether it is to save money, make the process go quicker or reduce the negative effects of the process, it is important to understand that litigation is not the only way to end a marriage.

Appeals court reinstates actor Terrence Howard's divorce judgment

One of the common responses to an attempt to enforce a marital dissolution agreement in California is the claim that the agreement was signed under duress, that is, that the ex-spouse seeking to enforce the agreement used some form of coercion to compel the other ex-spouse to sign the agreement. A recent decision by the California District Court of Appeals rejected this argument when it was used by actor Terrence Howard in an attempt to prevent his ex-wife from obtaining a share of his earnings from the hit television series "Empire."

Marriage annulment in California

In the eyes of most Californians, divorce is the only way of terminating a marriage. For some couples, however, a second method exists for ending a marriage -- an annulment. Annulment is very different from a divorce because an annulled marriage is declared to be a nullity (as if it never happened) and the grounds for an annulment are carefully delineated by statute. Also, the legal consequences of an annulment may be very different from a divorce.

Enforcing divorce settlements in California

Most divorce settlements in California end with the entry of an order by the court that embodies the terms of the settlement agreement and converts the agreement of the parties to a lawful judgment of the court. A question commonly asked by parties to a divorce settlement agreement is what happens if the other party breaches the agreement. The answer depends upon the type of order entered by the court.

Who needs a prenuptial agreement in California?

Prenuptial agreements are no longer uncommon in California, but many people wonder if they need one. After all, getting married is supposed to be an emotional and romantic experience, not a business negotiation. Nevertheless, many marriages end in divorce despite the good initial intentions of the spouses. If a couple should decide that they need to end their marriage, a proper prenuptial agreement can save them emotional energy and financial burden by resolving a number of issues in advance.

Divorcing in a digital age

This past week, a woman witnessed two girls being denied access to a United Airlines flight. Apparently they had failed to meet the dress code requirement of the special airline passes they had that allowed them to fly for free. Without knowing the full context of what she saw, the woman tweeted her interpretation of the facts to her many followers. Her tweet went viral, created a news story, and United Airlines had a public relations nightmare on their hands.

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