Welcoming a child into the world can be joyous, with many parents optimistic about their child’s future and what lies ahead. However, it can also be a time of uncertainty, especially when someone is in the middle of a relationship that is falling apart. For example, someone may be living apart from their spouse at the time of their child’s birth, or their marriage may fall apart shortly after their child is born. If you are a new parent, it is especially vital to approach your divorce from the appropriate angle and take relevant family law issues (such as custody and child support) into careful consideration.’
Whether you have been married for five years or 15, you have three kids no kids, or you own significant assets or no assets as a couple, the decision to divorce is never a light one to make. Before you and your spouse decide to legally end your union, you should decide if your marriage is salvageable or if divorce is the best option. Psychology Today details six signs your California marriage is truly over.
Divorce is an emotionally trying, stressful time that can be exacerbated by splitting assets and determining child and spousal support amounts. In California, one domestic partner or spouse may be required by the court to pay partner support or spousal support, commonly referred to as alimony. To determine partner or spousal support, there must be an open court case. This must be one of two things: a domestic violence restraining order or a legal separation, annulment or divorce.