Divorced parents who are raising teenagers have a lot to think about. Teenagers come with all the problems of adolescence and it can be easy for former California couples to make mistakes when it comes to co-parenting. Among the biggest mistakes parents make are failing to share information, cutting off communication, and failing to coordinate.
Older married couples in California often depend entirely or partially on Social Security benefits to cover living expenses. Even when one spouse has not worked or qualifies for lower monthly payouts, they may still be able to collect up to half of their spouse's full benefits. The ability to do this doesn't necessarily end after a divorce.
Going through the divorce process is different for everyone. Until you have actually gone through it yourself, you might not know what to expect at all. The process is varied and can be complicated.
Couples in California who are getting a divorce and who own a home will have to decide how they should handle the home in the divorce. For divorcing spouses who want to purchase the home, there are some factors they should consider first.
It's 2019, and nearly 40% of married women earn more than their husbands do, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unfortunately, research shows that this financial situation puts a strain on many heterosexual marriages and pushes some couples in California and elsewhere to file for divorce.