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June 2016 Archives

Including divorce in financial planning

Planning for a California couple's financial future usually includes thinking about goals, savings and retirement. However, couples should also include a possible divorce in their planning. While this might seem like a pessimist view of relationships, planning for a future divorce means that couples can also be prepared in the event the marriage fails and they need to part ways.

Depp divorce settlement may be modest

California residents will have probably learned that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are breaking up after only 15 months of marriage. Media reports about celebrity divorces often place an emphasis on the assets owned by the couple in question and the size of the anticipated settlement, but California's strict community property laws may give those writing about the Depp and Heard divorce little to excite their readers.

No charm between 'Southern Charm' stars in child custody dispute

Californians may be interested to learn that the child custody battle between Thomas Ravenel and Kathryn Dennis of "Southern Charm" is heading to court. Ravenel, 54, has filed a lawsuit against Dennis, 24, to pursue a court-ordered custody and visitation consensus for their two young children.

Depp may pay up to $10 million in divorce

Actor Johnny Depp, who married actress Amber Heard in February 2015, may now have to pay his wife upwards of $10 million in a California divorce settlement. The divorce filing was entered in May 2016, and analysts familiar with the case say that Heard may be entitled to 50 percent of all earnings Depp generated during the duration of their 15-month union.

Choosing a divorce mediator

When California couples begin the divorce process, they may decide to go through mediation in an attempt to come to an agreement before going to court. Mediation has a number of advantages for those who can work together. However, finding the right mediator is imperative to making the divorce potentially easier.


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