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Helpful tips for the divorce process

The divorce process can be difficult, but it does not necessary always have to be. When dissolving a marriage, there are a few things it may be helpful to keep in mind. Since nearly half of all couples go through divorce, it is helpful to understand the legal process and the various approaches that can help create as smooth a divorce as possible.

Collaborative divorce may help with a more peaceful divorce

Fighting out divorce-related issues in a courtroom setting can, more often than not, be an unpleasant process for families and divorcing couples. Divorce litigation can sometimes be stressful, time-consuming, costly, and can also have a negative impact on children involved in the divorce. A collaborative divorce is an alternative approach to a traditional divorce that can help couples resolve divorce-related issues more peacefully.

Celebrity couple Banderas and Griffith divorce finalized

This blog recently discussed the subject of alimony, or spousal support, in California. The divorce between celebrity couple Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith was recently finalized. According to the divorce judgment, Banderas will be required to pay Griffith approximately $55,000 month in spousal support. The divorce judgment also divided the share of the profits from numerous movies between the couple. The couple owned a production company together.

Understanding spousal support awards in California

Alimony, oftentimes referred to as spousal support, can be an acrimonious issue in many divorces. Spousal support can vary but can be awarded on an indefinite basis and a continuing financial obligation between divorcing couples can be frustrating. Spousal support is a reality in many divorces which is why being prepared for it can help the parties better navigate the issue of alimony.

Mistakes to avoid during a high asset divorce

There are many divorce-related issues to be addressed when a couple makes the decision to divorce. Divorcing couples may agree on some issues but not all. At times, emotions can cloud the divorce process and lead the parties to make mistakes, including financial mistakes, when navigating the divorce process. One potentially common mistake is to rush through the divorce process without carefully considering the divorce-related issues, especially those related to high asset divorces.

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