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Highest-ranking concerns women have after divorce

Worry about judgment from family and friends, emotional pain associated with giving up the dream of a happy marriage and worry about the welfare of the children are all things that make the divorce process difficult for both men and women. Some people in California may be surprised to learn that while there are similar ways that divorce affects men and women, there are also some differences.

Common signs that divorce is on the way

For every couple in San Jose that decides to divorce, their reasons are unique and personal. Some couples may deal with infidelity, addiction or even abuse. Others may find that their plans and personal goals change over the years and come in conflict with one another, causing both spouses to grow apart over time. Because divorce also carries serious legal and financial consequences, people may try to avoid ending the marriage. They may go to counseling or try other methods to rekindle the flame. Experts say, however, that there are certain common signs that indicate that couples are more likely to end their relationship.

The part mediators can play in your divorce

San Jose couples who have decided to get a divorce may also decide that it's prudent to get some additional help in the decision-making process. This is where divorce mediators can come in handy. However, it's important to know what divorce mediators can and cannot do before utilizing one.

How to co-parent with a narcissistic spouse

When you are a single parent in California, you try to raise your children with as little conflict as possible between you and their other parent. Sometimes, past partners co-parent seamlessly. Other times there is great tension, especially when one person has a demanding demeanor. How can you successfully co-parent with a former spouse who has a difficult personality?

How to ease children through the transition to post-divorce life

Divorce is not easy for anyone in San Jose, but it can be particularly hard on children. At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang, we have observed that children involved in a divorce sometimes fall into unhelpful patterns of thinking, blaming themselves for the divorce or siding with one parent over the other. Fortunately, according to Parents Magazine, there are things that you can do to help your children through the transition. 

What does divorce stress do to the body?

Divorcing couples in San Jose may say that they feel sick over the whole process, but that may not necessarily be a figure of speech. Psychology Today cites extensive evidence that the immune system experiences compromise as a result of stress. Your divorce may be the most stressful experience that you ever have in your life. Therefore, it stands to reason that the stress of the divorce could compromise your immune system and put you at greater risk for disease. 

Social media and how it can affect divorce and custody

As California couples divorce, whether amicable or not, there are important decisions to be made about property division, child custody and child support. What many may now know is that social media activity can be used in the divorce process. According to The National Law Review, affairs conducted online precipitate up to one third of divorce cases. Social networking evidence is worthy of using in court by 81% of attorneys and Facebook is used as a principal evidence source in 66% of divorce cases.

When a spouse passes away during the divorce process

The divorce process can be incredibly tough for so many reasons, and some people face an uphill battle as they try to bring their marriage to an end. From questions about how custody will be awarded to child support, alimony, property distribution and adjusting to life without a former partner, this can be a draining and complex time in someone’s life. In certain instances, even more questions may arise during the divorce process and moving forward can be particularly tough from an emotional point of view. For example, someone’s former spouse may pass away in the middle of a divorce.

What factors cause an increase in gray divorce?

While you may enter into marriage with the belief of staying together forever, a surprising number of marriages end in separation or divorce. The growing trend of gray divorce is proof that even marriages that have lasted for decades can end in divorce. More couples over the age of 50 are filing to terminate their marriages than ever before.

Dealing with an abusive ex

When it comes to family law, handling your affairs can be tough for many reasons. Some people are uncertain whether they should move forward with a particular idea (such as moving to a new city with their child after splitting up with their spouse), and many people feel stressed out by the entire process. Some people, however, have a particularly difficult time when it comes to family law issues. For example, those who have been subjected to domestic violence may be worried about their own safety or the well-being of their kids, not to mention many struggle with mental trauma in the wake of abuse.

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