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California couples often divorce for these reasons

When two people marry, they typically hope their union will last a lifetime. In a perfect world, it would be so for every married couple. In reality, many relationships end in divorce, and studies show there are often common reasons spouses in California and elsewhere get divorced.

"Modern Family" star needs to work to fund costly divorce

For those who marriages end, things can be difficult financially. Apparently, that can also be the case for celebrities like Julie Bowen who divorce. The California-based "Modern Family" star says she has to keep working because the recent divorce from her husband of 13 years was a costly one. She made the statement after she was asked if she was prepared for the sitcom to come to an end.

How is pet ownership determined in a California divorce?

When a couple decides to end their marriage in California, they may decide to litigate certain issues. This is often the case when spouses disagree and are unable to achieve a peaceful compromise outside the courtroom. It is becoming more common for pet issues to be priority topics in divorce. The question is: Are they considered property division issues or custody matters?

4 years later, Kate Beckinsale, Len Wiseman finalize divorce

Many California celebrities say they met their spouses on movie sets, which is where Kate Beckinsale met her now-former spouse back in 2003. The couple was together more than a decade when trouble arose in their relationship. Beckinsale's spouse was seen around town with a famous fashion model. It appears that this may have been what led to their divorce.

Former NFL star and ex-wife at odds over child support

While a divorce certainly brings with it a sense of finality, it does not necessarily signal the end of a couple's association with each other. In cases where a couple shares children or one spouse is obliged to pay the other alimony, couples will continue to have to work together to ensure that such obligations are met going forward. Asking a couple that might not have worked so well together while married to continue to do so after their divorce may seem like a tall order, given the emotions that both might still harbor for each other. Those feelings can prompt disputes that can last years beyond a divorce becoming final. 

Has your spouse been hiding money?

California residents like you will have to divide your assets with your spouse upon divorce. But what happens if your spouse doesn't report all of their assets? This is a real issue that some people may face, and you may have seen the warning signs yourself.

How do I address college costs in a divorce?

If you are the parent of a child who is still in high school and you and your spouse are getting divorced, it is important that you address the potential for upcoming college costs as you negotiate your divorce settlement. Even if your student attends a California state college or university, the costs can be very high. As explained by CNBC, without any documented agreement between you and your spouse, you could be on the hook to pay for everything. The worst scenario is that this would prevent your child from getting the education they want.

How can I financially prepare for a divorce?

If you are one of the many California residents who is married but may be contemplating a divorce, you are not alone. You may be wondering what your life would be like after a divorce and your finances may be a big part of this. If you have not been directly involved in all aspects of your marital finances, now is the time to get educated about as much as you can.

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