Today, DNA technology is modernizing the world of unconventional pregnancies, often involving donors and surrogates. For a 32 year old woman in Greece, this helped her birth her first healthy baby boy after four unsuccessful attempts with the InVitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment. In cases of "collaborative reproduction" such as this, it's important to know the legalities of such modernized genetic relationships.
Making the decision to end your marriage is not always easy, especially if there was no significant event leading up to the decision. Many people take months or years to come to the conclusion that their marriage cannot be saved.
Divorce is a stressful time for anyone, but it can be especially stressful when under the spotlight.
If you are thinking about divorce but suspect it may result in a heated court battle, you may be worried about the impact such litigation will have on your personal and professional reputation. This is a valid and completely understandable fear. When divorce results in heated drama and the stakes are high for you or your business, all options within your wheelhouse should be used to protect your privacy and avoid negative publicity. Your attorney can help protect your reputation during this time and in the future.
Community property states, like California, make property division in divorce slightly easier by requiring an equal split of marital assets. That has its benefits, but it can also be difficult for couples who have not equally contributed to a marriage. There could be animosity or frustration with the idea of a party who did less for the marriage getting the same payout as someone who contributed more.