In divorce, the outcome of a property division quarrel can make all the difference in one's post-divorce financial standing. Oftentimes, California couples turn to their houses, retirement accounts, and personal possessions when negotiating and litigating a division that is fair. Although some spouses attempt to hide assets by opening up new bank accounts and even buying property unbeknownst to their spouse, there is another way that assets are being hidden that could be even more difficult to find: cryptocurrency.
There are many elements of a divorce, any of which can be a sticking point for the parties involved. Although many California couples find themselves bickering over all family law issues, a significant number find themselves focusing on one issue, such as child custody or alimony. Property division, though, can be one of the most difficult issues to ensure is dealt with fairly. After all, the way that property is divided may reshape one's life post-divorce.
Even if you believe that you and your spouse can divorce amicably, it's natural to wonder if the outcome will be fair. After all, there are so many things that can go wrong in a divorce. Some people are most concerned about child custody matters. Others know that shared custody is the best outcome, and they're worried about financial stability. Who will get the house? Will this impact retirement? What if your spouse has hidden assets to skew the process in his or her favor?
When going through a divorce, Californians should recognize that their personal lives are considered fair game as evidence that pertains to certain family law matters. One's substance abuse problem, for example, may be critical to a child custody determination. Likewise, one's financial situation can become key when negotiating or litigating child support and alimony. In today's world, where a significant part of our living occurs online, digital evidence is becoming more prevalent in divorce courts.
Family relationships and divorces can run the gamut when it comes to amicability. Some couples are able to fairly resolve their issues on their own with little or no help from an attorney. Others, though, can barely look at one another, let alone talk about important family law issues like property division and child custody. For these individuals, the assistance of a qualified attorney can be extremely beneficial. There are many reasons why, but this week we will look at one in particular: the ability to handle hearsay matters.