Baby boomers have been setting trends their entire lives. Most recently, the group has inspired what's being called the "gray divorce" movement. Essentially, as the baby boomer generation entered their 50s, the divorce rate for the 50-and-older crowd skyrocketed.
If you are like many Americans, you have been tuning in to the Winter Olympics coverage and rooting for the athletes wearing red, white and blue.
Could it be more than coincidence that Valentine's Day falls right in the middle of the busiest time of the year for divorce lawyers?
Laura Wasser is a California attorney who is famous for helping high-profile celebrities end their marriages. While celebrity divorce is most known for its tumultuous splits, Wasser is known for telling her clients that it doesn't have to be that way.
California is a community property state which means that nearly all income and assets earned by either party during the marriage is considered to be marital property. Marital property is then subject to 50-50 division upon divorce, under state law.
A California resident recently wrote in to a local newspaper's advice column saying that he or she had heard "horror stories" about going through divorce in the state. The writer asked whether it was true that divorces in California are long, expensive and heart-wrenching by nature.
After coming to the realization that your marriage is no longer working, the next step is finding a family law attorney who can best meet your needs. Unfortunately, many people waste both time and money by not getting set up with the right divorce lawyer from the start.
In some divorce cases, a higher-earning spouse is ordered to pay spousal support, or alimony, to a lesser-earning spouse. The goal of spousal support is to help both parties maintain close to the same standard of living that was established during the marriage.