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Your contributions to the marriage may warrant alimony

Depending upon the financial needs of their family, married individuals in Stockton may choose to work or stay home to best serve the interests of their spouses and children. When a person leaves home each day to earn an income, it may be clear that his or her contribution is monetary. His or her partner's contributions may be equally as important but significantly more difficult to quantify in terms of economic value.

A parent's role in a child's divorce

Americans are living longer than they have in the past, due in large part to medical advances and better information about personal care and safety. It is not uncommon for Stockton residents to know individuals who have been married for thirty, forty, or even fifty years; as individuals live longer, marriages endure for longer periods of time, too. However, as adults see their birthdays reach into their seventies, eighties, and nineties, they witness more of the events that occur in the lives of their relatives.

Divorce mediation does not mean going your divorce alone

Attorneys play an active role in courtroom divorces and represent their clients during judicial processes like hearings. In California, individuals going into divorce proceedings have the right to select and hire their own divorce lawyers to help them along the way. However, formal courtroom divorces are not always the best ways of achieving divorces for partners who can work together to end their marriage.

Can I stop paying alimony if my ex is living with someone else?

Moving on after a divorce can be a challenging prospect for some Stockton residents. While they may desire to find new opportunities for love and relationships, they may also be hesitant to jump into new commitments when they are still recovering from a failed marriage. Every person has the right to move forward at the speed that is right for him or her following a divorce. But, those who receive alimony may want to understand an important aspect of California law that can impact their financial stability due to their new personal relationships.

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