Property Division Archives

Property division can sometimes be complicated in California

Navigating the process of dissolving a marriage can certainly be challenging from an emotional standpoint. However, it can be equally as confusing from a financial perspective, especially with regard to the distribution of assets. Here is a glimpse at how property division is handled during a divorce proceeding in California.

Property division may be unavoidable due to personality traits

Sometimes, two married people in California try hard to make their marriage work out but to no avail. In some of these situations, the culprit is their personality traits. Here are a couple of personality traits in particular that can prove problematic during marriage and thus ultimately lead to divorce, at which time, issues such as property division must be tackled.

Lower divorce rate means fewer property division battles

For years, marriage experts have said that married people end up getting divorced 50 percent of the time. However, researchers recently reported that young people in California and elsewhere are more motivated to stay together now than they were in the past. This has caused the divorce rate to dwindle nationally, thus leading to fewer altercations over matters like property division.

Prenuptial agreements may make property division easier

Getting divorced in California can have long-term negative financial impacts. This is why prenuptial agreements are growing in popularity. Here is a look at what prenuptial agreements, or prenups, involve and how they can help with property division during divorce.

Property division is 50/50 during divorce in California

Getting divorced can certainly be challenging emotionally, but it can be just as difficult financially. This is true even in the most seemingly amicable marital breakups. Here are a couple of tips for navigating the financial aspect of a divorce proceeding in California, particularly when it comes to property division.

Research shows women especially affected by property division

Dissolving a marriage can quickly take a financial toll on any individual in California. However, research shows that divorce issues such as property division tend to especially impact women. Here is a glimpse at how divorce affects women and how they can protect their financial interests in the midst of it.

Property division involving inherited IRAs may cause confusion

Dissolving a marriage is never easy emotionally or financially. However, one area of divorce that has proved to be especially difficult recently is the distribution of an inherited Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Here is a glimpse at why property division involving inherited IRAs can be tricky to understand in California and elsewhere.

Property division involving debts can be dicey

The distribution of assets during divorce is oftentimes a source of major conflict between soon-to-be exes. However, property division involves more than simply the division of assets -- it also involves the splitting of debts. Here is a look at how personal debt is handled during a divorce proceeding in California.

Property division during divorce can affect finances long term

Getting divorced can be emotionally challenging in addition to requiring a person to make financial adjustments. Understandably, those dealing with divorce issues such as property division may feel anxious about whether they can maintain their pre-divorce lifestyles and achieve their financial goals long term. Here are a couple of tips for protecting oneself financially during divorce in California.

Property division: Are dogs included?

Most individuals treat their pets as part of the family. During a divorce, however, in all except two states, pets are part of the property division process. This can be a painful realization for parties who can't agree on who gets the dog at the end of a marriage. Beliefs and attitudes about pets are changing, however, and in the future, perhaps California laws will accommodate for the best interests of a pet. 

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