While going through the court system in a divorce, you may hear that the court's decisions are done in an effort to protect the 'best interests of the child.' But what exactly does that mean?
He popped the question; you said yes. Life is going pretty good for you and your fiancé. You've now set a date, you're working on the intimidating stack of things that need to be done to plan your wedding. The last thing on your mind is thinking about a future without your loved one. Yet the sad reality throughout the United States, including many residents in and near Redondo Beach, California, is that approximately half of all marriages ultimately end in divorce.
The stresses of a divorce can seem unbearable at times. Not only are you trying to work with your soon to be ex-spouse, who may be less than agreeable or willing to work with you, but you need to also try to navigate through life without letting the divorce affect you.
Divorce does not just mean separating from your spouse, it also means potentially separating from your property. After more than twenty years of marriage, you and your husband have built a substantial portfolio that includes stocks, bonds, retirement accounts and real estate. Now that you are considering divorce, you worry about what will happened to what you consider to be your share of the marital property.
If you have children, you are well aware of the importance they play in your life, but also the importance that you play in their life. When going through a divorce, the courts are aware of each parent's unique relationship with their child as well.
In the lives of California residents, divorce can be a pivotal moment. Deciding to divorce can be one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. Although it can be, at times, a scary prospect -- there may be many unknowns when it comes to divorce -- it can also be a positive development. After all, no one in a marriage that is going really well would decide to divorce. Usually, spouses will give it an honest try before deciding to split up permanently.