Regardless of the reasons why Californians choose to get divorced, they often find themselves amongst a long, sometimes highly contentious, process. This can be exhausting for all parties involved. It can also prevent an individual from moving on to the next chapter in his or her life. Fortunately, though, many divorces are able to be resolved relatively quickly through settlement negotiations. But that is not the only option for a speedy marriage dissolution.
Divorce can affect everyone. Although the specific circumstances faced by each couple is unique, many couples wind up facing similar legal issues. Generally speaking, all parties will need to address some combination of property division, child custody and child support. Other couples will also have to deal with spousal support issues. The more assets that are involved, the more complicated the divorce. Therefore, those individuals who have significant assets and/or debts may want to speak with an experienced family law attorney to figure out how best to approach their situation.
Imagine you're the noncustodial parent of your children, but you have visitation rights. In most situations, your children would spend every other weekend with you. However, what if you live on the other side of the country?
As many Californians know, divorce can be an emotional process. Individuals who once loved each other can find themselves arguing over seemingly minor details with their disputes tainted by distrust, anger and sadness. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a divorce, though, some family law issues may be more at issue than others.