Your favorite social media platform, such as Facebook or Twitter, can let you keep in touch with family and friends you don’t see often and allow you to voice your opinion on subjects that are important to you. Like other California residents, you probably post about your significant life events on social media. However, if your marriage is ending, you might want to refrain from changing your relationship status and making a post about the impending divorce right away.
If at first you do not succeed, try, try again. The same theory may hold true with marriage. You may have failed at your first attempt at marriage, but a second or third marriage may bring about more successful results. Right? The numbers show quite the opposite. Although more than 50 percent of all first-time marriages end in divorce in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 67 percent of second marriages and 73 percent of third marriages end in divorce as well. What causes this increase in divorce rate as the number of marriages increases?
The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but California residents who split time with their children may have an especially difficult time. There is often contention between both parents, which can affect the children. Single parents can also feel alone and sad when it is not their turn to have the kids for the holiday.
It is important for a California couple intending to end a marriage to understand the difference between a divorce and an annulment. Both are methods of putting a legal end to your marriage, but annulment is only available to you in very specific circumstances.
Navigating your way through a California divorce can prove lonely and emotionally taxing, and if you are likely many people facing similar circumstances, you may rely on social media more than you once did during this time. While it makes sense that you may want to turn to your friends and reestablish old connections during a separation from your spouse to help combat feelings of loneliness, your use of social media may lead to more trouble than its worth. At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang, we understand the ways in which your use of social media can impact your divorce case, and we have helped many clients making their way through divorce make smart decisions relating to social media usage.
Some San Jose couples wonder after tying the knot if they should have gone ahead and signed a prenuptial agreement. Couples might balk at signing a prenup because it implies that their marriage is not strong. However if for any reason a couple has a change of heart, know that it is not too late. While you cannot sign a prenup after you marry, you can sign a postnuptial agreement that will cover many issues that prenups generally handle.
When you and your spouse go through a California divorce, your family home often represents one of your biggest issues. You may wish to stay there with the kids while (s)he wishes to sell it, or vice versa. Or there may be a good reason why one of you needs to stay there, at least for a few years, before selling it becomes more practical. As reported by the Orange County Register, you and your spouse have several options when it comes to what to do with your family home when you divorce.
If your California marriage or registered domestic partnership is considerably less than ideal, but you are not yet ready to face the prospects of a divorce, you may wish to consider a legal separation. As FindLaw explains, it may help you psychologically to think of a legal separation is a marital timeout.
At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang in California, we know how much you enjoy staying connected with your friends via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Twitter and others. If you are contemplating a divorce, however, or already involved in one, you would do well to think carefully about what you post online about yourself or divulge electronically via email, texts, etc.
If you and the person with whom you are living in California are on the verge of calling it quits, you need to be aware that you could have to pay palimony to your departing partner. As FindLaw explains, palimony is a unique California form of spousal support that some cohabitating but unmarried partners must pay to the other when the relationship ends.