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Protecting yourself after divorce: Refinancing your home

After a divorce, it's usually a good idea to look into refinancing your home. Why? There are a few good reasons to do so, including that you will be able to protect your credit, could use your home equity for other purposes or buy your spouse out of the property.

Parenting plans: Providing security to your child with routine

Parenting plans are plans you and your spouse or child's other parent put together to describe how your child will be cared for during every day of his or her life. For example, you need to know where your child will be on holidays. You need to know emergency numbers. You need to understand medical needs and where your child's doctors are.

Preparing for divorce? Understand property in California

In California, property division is handled equitably. That means that unless you have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement stating otherwise, your assets are divided in as fair a manner as possible during divorce. The courts look at a variety of factors to determine what's equitable if you and your spouse can't come up with a property division agreement on your own.

How is spousal support determined in court?

Spousal support can be a hot topic, but when a couple separates, it's one that has to be discussed. The court has the ability to order one spouse to pay the other a portion of his or her income as support. The support is paid monthly and usually called spousal support, partner support or alimony.

Co-parenting during the holidays is possible

The holidays are a special time for parents and children alike. In the formative years, it's a time when children learn about holidays and what happens with their families. For some, this time is stressful, and that can lead to a life where holidays are avoided or even disliked completely.