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3 reasons for the increase in gray divorces

The divorce rate remains high in the United States, and a primary demographic responsible for those high numbers is baby boomers. When married couples over the age of 50 divorce, it becomes referred to as "gray divorce." According to data compiled by Reuters, divorce attorneys have seen a 61 percent increase in the number of baby boomers filing for divorce in recent years. 

Custody decisions may prove difficult for California parents

The decision to divorce has been made, the petition filed and now comes the time to address child custody. Many California residents may dread this part of the divorce process in particular as custody decisions can have serious impacts on the lives of the children and the parents. When circumstances are already difficult at best, finding the right terms may be no easy task.

Filing for divorce may stem from infidelity or substance abuse

Making the decision to end a marriage is rarely easy. Even when major red flags point to a possible need to seek a healthier living arrangement, some California residents may still want to fight for their relationships. In the end, if the marriage does not seem as if it can be saved, many parties end up filing for divorce.

Simple relaxation may prove useful during the divorce process

Stress plagues the majority of California residents in various ways. When going through the divorce process, stress may become an all-too-frequent visitor. Becoming too stressed can often cause additional tension, put individuals on edge and may cause them to make hasty decisions. Of course, choices that are not thought through can have detrimental effects on divorce outcomes.

Custody disputes can escalate into dangerous scenarios

It likely comes as no surprise to most California residents that parents do not always get along. However, some issues could be more serious than others, and even parents who are not married can feel especially combative when it comes to child custody. Unfortunately, some custody disputes can escalate into dangerous situations.

Divorce and your retirement accounts

It feels good to know you have a solid plan for retirement. At your job, you have taken advantage of every opportunity to contribute to the accounts and other options the company has provided you, and when you leave, you and your spouse will be well off in your golden years.

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