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December 2016 Archives

Difficulties in locating a deadbeat parent

The conclusion of a divorce in the Orange County court system does not imply that child support will automatically be paid as ordered going forward. In some cases, a parent owing support might avoid their responsibilities by failing to pay in a timely way. In other cases, a support-owing parent might simply disappear from the area. If a parent cannot be located, the enforcement of child support could be difficult, which could leave those dependent on the funds struggling to manage.

Older adults and divorce

Orange County couples who get a divorce may be more likely to be over the age of 65 than those in previous decades. According to a study by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, this age group is more than twice as likely to divorce as they were in 1990, and numbers are up for people between 50 and 65 as well. Older adults who divorce may have some unique concerns.

Child support and absent parents

California couples who have not yet tied the knot may not know that children who live with single parents are three times more likely to live in poverty than children who reside with married parents. Single-parent households tend to have just one income and less earning potential than the households of married parents. Making sure that both parents contribute financially to the upbringing of their children is one way to reduce the economic stress associated with single-parent households.

How to handle one parent moving after divorce

For Orange County parents who are ending their marriage, their conflict may not end after their divorce. Co-parenting can lead to a number of new issues including problems around where each parent lives. One may decide to move to be closer to a new partner, but this may mean a number of changes for parents and children.

How to get through the holidays after divorce

While many occasions after divorce are hard, the holiday season often proves to be one of the most difficult, especially with children. Instead of planning your yearly traditions, you may find yourself thinking of all the things you and your kids will miss out on this year. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or any other holiday, it is still possible to enjoy the season. Here are some tips on how to make the most of this time of year for you and your family.

Attorneys report more millennials seeking prenups

Millennials are seeking prenuptial agreements in larger numbers than previous generations, according to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Marrying at a later age than earlier generations, millennials may bring more money into a relationship than their predecessors and might want to protect a business as well. In fact, startups may be particularly vulnerable in a California divorce since the owner might do a great deal of the work while single but see the business appreciate after the marriage. If the couple divorces, then the other spouse might be entitled to half of the company's worth.

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