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Planning for successful co-parenting after the divorce

When parents in California decide to divorce, there are several guidelines that can help them form a healthy, supportive co-parenting relationship. The fact that the marriage did not work out does not mean that both parents can't work together to support their children and help them feel loved. Taking the right steps toward a positive future should begin from the first days of the divorce by parents staying supportive toward their children and avoiding engaging in negative conversation about their former spouses.

Millennials more likely to opt for prenuptial agreements

A growing number of California millennials are opting for prenuptial agreements when they choose to marry, according to data from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Prenups have actually grown more popular for people in every age range; their frequency of use has shot up five times over in the past 20 years. More recently, however, the use of prenups has grown significantly among people in the 18 to 34 age range. There are a number of reasons why young people marrying may opt for prenuptial agreements, especially when marriage itself has become less of a priority for many.

Divorced women and financial surprises

Women in California and the rest of the country are likely to be taken by surprise by some of the financial issues they encounter during a divorce. In a survey that polled 1,785 women, 46 percent of the divorced women stated that their divorce produced financial surprises.

How lack of savings and money secrets can impact a marriage

Even though California residents believe that love should be the glue that holds a marriage together, financial insecurity is a major reason that married couples do not make it. One major financial problem that could be divorce is the lack of savings or the inability to increase savings.

Tips to creating a proper parenting plan

When divorced parents in California or other states create a parenting plan, it should be done in a way that benefits both the adults and the children. Ideally, the children will see that it is possible for adults to work together to achieve a common goal. When creating a plan, it is important for parents to consider how it will impact their sons and daughters.

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