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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.

Divorcing a business partner in California

For some couples, their marriage is not just about creating a shared life together; it is also about sharing a business. Being married to your business partner can be beneficial when things are going well, but troubles with your marriage may affect your business as well.

Garner and Affleck headed for divorce

All marriages pose the potential for divorce, even those amongst superstar celebrities. While these high-profile couples may garner more attention and deal with enormous assets that many of us can only dream of, the divorce legal issues they face are the same as those faced by everyday Californians.

California attorneys addressing a variety of family law issues

The New Year could mean a new you, and in more ways than one. Whether you have resolved to ease stress, spend more time with family, or lose weight, you are likely to address how to make your life better for you and those you love. For many Californians, this means ending a toxic marriage that has caused them heartache and financial loss. If you have found yourself in this situation, then you may have considered our last blog post about New Year divorce tips quite helpful.

Divorcing in the New Year? Here are a few things to think about

With the New Year comes resolutions and change. For many Californians, this means taking the steps to end their marriage. There are many reasons an individual may seek divorce, but sometimes our emotions get the best of us and we make decisions that work against our best interests. That is not to say that those wanting a divorce should avoid it. Instead, those considering divorce need to ensure that they are approaching the process that protect their and their children's best interests.

Digital communications can be harmful in a divorce

The Internet and social media are playing an ever-increasing role in our lives. For some, it is their primary mode of communication with family and friends. Throw in text messages and you have a massive amount of communication, all seemingly forever engraved in the digital world. Although the digital has made life easier for many of us, for those going through a divorce stored communications and public online postings can make for a messy situation.

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