December 2019 Archives

Why divorce rates climb as the new year dawns

For many California couples, January may be a time for new beginnings and new divorces. For a number of reasons, divorce attorneys and even Google searches back up the claim that the new year brings with it an increased number of divorce filings across the country. Even as overall divorce rates are on the decline, with the rates of dissolution in 2017 being 8% lower than they were one decade prior, every year, January shows an increased number of newly initiated proceedings. There are a number of reasons why people choose to divorce along with the turn of the year.

Why mediation may be better than litigation

Spouses who are going through a divorce in California may want to do so with the help of a mediator. Mediation can be an effective way for individuals to express their needs in a timely and safe manner. Typically, it is a less expensive option than settling a divorce in court, and it can be a less traumatic option for any children a divorcing couple may have.

Managing finances for women during and after a divorce

While both women and men in California may face challenges after a divorce related to finances and children, these challenges are more common for women. Women have three times the poverty rate that men do after a divorce and tend to suffer a loss in income while men's incomes often increase. On top of this, mothers are still more likely than fathers to get child custody, and this can leave them concerned about how they will support their children.

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