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What men should think about while going through a divorce

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If you are a man getting ready to divorce, you have probably found that there are few, if any, blog posts about the emotional issues that men go through during, or even after, a divorce. It may be because of the ingrained stereotype that men are not supposed to show their emotions or be sad and depressed like women can be.

However, the reality is that men do go through emotional toils in divorce; whether they are contested actions or uncontested. With that, this post will provide some helpful tidbits for men in these situations.

Kids of divorced parents get stressed out too

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For newly divorced parents, as well as those who are separated from their soon-to-be ex-spouses, the first week of summer vacation can be a stressful experience. It is a time to establish new routines and schedules, and it will be much different this summer because the family is different.

Indeed, it is difficult for parents during this time, but it should not be lost that children could be laboring under the stress of a divorce just like their parents. Add in the additional uncertainty of an upcoming new school year (even though it is a couple months away), and kids could be under significant amounts of stress.

Three important tools for moving on from divorce

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How important is forgiveness after a divorce? You may not think about it right now because of how angry, hurt and dismayed you may be, but forgiveness can be a powerful and effective antidote to the ills of divorce. As we have noted in a number of our posts, there is life beyond your divorce, and it is important to prepare for it; whether it is financially, emotionally or with regard to relationships.

So as you go through the process of divorce, whether it is an uncontested divorce or you are heading to trial, there are a few important things that you should keep in mind. We will highlight them through this post.

What's a name worth after a divorce

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It may go without saying, but divorces come with a quagmire of issues, and that's just considering the property division disputes that come up. It is also common for warring couples to quarrel about things that other people may believe are simple issues to resolve. Whether a woman (or a man) wants to keep a former name after dissolution may be one of those issues.

Summer break custody schedule should be part of parenting plan

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Your kids are already probably counting down the days until they are done with school for the year. We all remember how exciting it was when summer break finally arrived. As adults, summer break presents different emotions. And for divorced parents, summer vacation can present certain dilemmas.

There is, of course, the dilemma of who will care for the kids if both parents have to work. For parents who are divorced, there is the complex and often emotional matter of who will get the kids for what part of the summer vacation. Planning for this annual occurrence is important to save families anxiety and potential arguments.

Is our Commander in Chief really a reason for recent divorces?

What do you and your partner or spouse argue about? In relationships, people tend to have common disagreements. They tend to repeat habits and fight about the same things on a regular basis. This is normal, but when excessive, can lead to divorce.

Researcher identifies habits that lead to need for divorce

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No one is perfect. That is a saying most of us have said and can personally relate to from time to time. When two people say, "I do," there are two people in that marital relationship. That is two imperfect people who will engage in human behaviors that could be unhealthy and that will impact the other person in the marriage.

Getting a divorce impacts your taxes in various ways, Pt. 2

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Divorce and taxes as a conversation sounds like the combination of two complicated and stressful things. Just like we all have to take care of our taxes every year, divorce can be as common. To further intensify both of those matters, when divorce occurs, tax norms, needs and risks can change.

In a past post we discussed a couple of points abut divorce and tax changes. If you are newly divorced or separated and this is your first tax year filing as such, don't doubt that you need the help of a tax professional, as well as some advice from your divorce lawyer about tax impact.

Could a postnup serve as a reset button for your marriage?

Most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, or "prenups," but what about "postnups?" The postnuptial agreement, which is drawn up after a couple marries rather than before, is gaining popularity, largely because it may strengthen the marital bond and give a boost to what the couple once thought of as wedded bliss.

Getting a divorce impacts your taxes in various ways, Pt. 1

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Divorce and taxes as a conversation sounds like the combination of two complicated and stressful things. Just like we all have to take care of our taxes every year, divorce can be as common. To further intensify both of those matters, when divorce occurs, tax norms, needs and risks can change. 

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