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Some California readers of our blogs at the proven San Jose family law firm of Foster Hsu might reasonably guess what today's post spotlights based on the above descriptors.

Should you hire a forensic accountant for your divorce?

Going through a divorce can be a complicated process, especially if you and your spouse have significant assets. Even in amicable divorces, dividing marital property and debts can be complex. Sometimes, in high-asset divorces, hiring a forensic accountant can ensure each party receives a fair share of retirement accounts, stock options or trust fund money.

Even after divorce, ex-husband insists on “happy” photos

The Dear Abby advice column has been running in newspapers for more than 60 years. We recently read an installment in a California newspaper in which a man soon to be married “to a wonderful woman who has a 6-year-old daughter with her ex-husband” asked for advice. His fiancée has been divorced for two years and shares joint custody with her ex.

The problem is that the ex-husband insists that he, his ex-wife and their daughter pose for “happy family” photos at school events and similar occasions on which all three of them are present. The photos make the ex-wife and her fiancée uncomfortable, but he isn’t sure how to stop the requests without causing problems for the little girl.

Good to know: Separate accounts does not mean separate assets

Many Millennials grew up in divorced households, and that has impacted how they approach their own relationships in adulthood. For one, fewer are getting married. Many choose cohabitation ahead of marriage or instead or marriage.

Another noticeable change is how they approach finances and property. Prenuptial agreements are becoming more commonplace (not just among the wealthy), and more Millennial couples are choosing to keep separate bank accounts. The idea is to maintain separate assets just in case the couple gets divorced later on. But while a prenuptial agreement will help achieve that goal, many people fail to realize that separate bank accounts will not

Can grandparents pursue visitation rights?

Grandparents have unique bonds with their grandchildren. You may have played an influential role in the upbringing of your grandchild, helping them with their homework, spending weekends and holidays together and more.

However, whether due to divorce or a family rift, your time with your grandchild may seem uncertain. California allows grandparents to seek visitation rights for their grandchildren. Yet, the process to do so can be complicated and depend upon your family's situation. Do you have options to remain in your grandchild's life?

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