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.
Not all divorced parents get along with each other. After all, they are divorced for a reason. However, you may wonder if something is seriously wrong if your ex appears to be making attempts to keep your children from having a relationship with you. You and other California residents in the same situation may want to learn about parental alienation syndrome.
If you and your spouse bicker constantly, find more faults with one another than attributes and are very seriously considering divorce, you may be tempted to give your marriage one last shot and enroll in couples therapy. However, before you invest anymore time and resources into what you both perceive to be a failing marriage, you may want to know if couples therapy in California is effective, and if it is, how effective?
There are many things to think about when you get a divorce in California. While you may focus a lot on child custody and support payments, there are other things that could fall through the cracks. This does not mean they are not as important, though. One such thing is the tax consequences of getting a divorce. If you understand how a divorce affects your tax situation before your divorce is final, then you can make sure your settlement helps to offset those tax burdens.
How do you know if you're really ready for a divorce or not? After all, it's a single decision that will turn your entire world upside down -- so you want to be sure before you decide that you're really done with your marriage.