January 2019 Archives

Fewer couples choosing between divorce mediation and trial

Research shows that the rate of marital dissolution is declining, and the millennial generation's tendency to keep their marriages intact may be the reason why. Specifically, 18 percent fewer couples in 2018 versus 2008 had to go through divorce litigation or choose an alternative dispute resolution process, such as divorce mediation. Here are a few reasons why millennials in California and elsewhere are not as quick to get divorced as people from the older generations are.

High asset divorce differs from typical divorce proceeding

The financial aspect of the dissolution of a marriage can be intimidating no matter how few assets or how many assets a couple may have in California. However, the more assets a couple has, the more complicated the property division process may become. Here is a look at a couple of specific reasons why a high asset divorce is not like a typical divorce.

Property division, other divorce issues can be handled amicably

Divorce is commonly thought to be a hostile process that leaves the two parties involved feeling bitter. However, it is indeed possible for those going through divorce to handle matters such as property division and child custody amicably. Here are some mistakes that often cause unnecessary conflict during these family law proceedings in California.

Less attractiveness may lead to divorce, property division issues

A number of issues may drive a couple in California to get divorced, including infidelity or monetary struggles, but another factor in some marital breakups is the spouses' different levels of attractiveness. Research reveals that when men marry more beautiful partners, they have a higher chance of getting divorced, in which case, they will have to tackle matters like property division and alimony. This may be the case because their partners are not be as committed to them.

Steps may help couple prior to divorce, property division

When two individuals choose to get married, they may look forward to years of marital bliss. However, not long after the wedding, the reality of marital conflict may set in, and they might begin to desire the single life again. Eventually, the pair may end up getting divorced, at which point they will need to address divorce issues such as property division. Still, they might benefit from taking a couple of steps to resolve their relationship challenges before moving forward with divorce in California.

In Solana Beach and throughout the greater San Diego area, Ratzer Family Law is your best choice for experienced representation with personalized service. Contact us online or call 858-925-8099 today.

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