San Jose Family Law Attorney offers some tips on reducing the possibility of divorce before you are married.
Statistics show that nearly half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce proceedings, and there are some common themes that run through many tales of broken marriages. Here are some basic questions you should answer before you tie the knot:
- What are my beliefs about money? Am I a saver or a spender? Is my spouse a saver or a spender? If we do not share the same viewpoint on money usage, how can we arrange our household to avoid conflict over money, which is the leading contributor to divorce? A prenuptial agreement can help protect your assets if you believe your future spouse may squander them.
- Can I live with the quirks that my future spouse has? Changing someone after marriage is usually an unsuccessful venture that leads to a great deal of anger and resentment and often ends up in family law court.
- What are my “hills to die on?” What are the major issues in a family relationship that I am willing to draw a line in the sand over? Everything can’t be a hill to die on, or you will be in divorce court very quickly. Learn to let the small stuff pass you by and work to change the things that really bother you.
- Communication is a key to avoiding divorce court. Sharing the good and the bad, the frustrating as well as the pleasurable, is a healthy way to maintain open lines of communication which leads to more productive relationships.
Here at Sagaria Law, we offer a full range of family law and legal services including divorce, paternity, adoption, child custody and visitation matters, child support, spousal support, alimony, juvenile dependency, domestic violence, division of property, grandparent visitation and custody, etc. We have seven Northern California locations including San Jose, San Francisco, Redwood City, Fremont, Salinas, Roseville and Sacramento. We offer a free thirty minute consultation, either in person at any of our offices, or over the phone. Call our offices today and we can connect you with an attorney immediately or we can schedule your free consultation with one of our family law attorneys : (408) 279-2288 or (800) 941-6730 or visit www.sagarialaw.com.