Divorce is a hard decision for any couple. It is particularly so if you have kids with your partner. However, there are situations where divorce is the only way out. A divorce lawyer can make this difficult process as smooth as possible for you.
You need to consider many issues and factors when you want to file for divorce. Considering them beforehand allows you to plan your divorce to minimize the adverse consequences for you and your family.
Here are some of the issues you should consider before you file for divorce.
Divorce can have a huge emotional impact on children. If you have children with your spouse, you should insulate them from your divorce proceedings. Make sure you don’t ask your children to take sides.
At the same time, be prepared to face child custody issues. It is best if you could resolve the details of child custody with your spouse on your own. Child custody litigation can take some time and incurs significant legal fees. You can also file for child custody in a family court where legal fees will be lower. However, you can do so before either partner files for divorce.
California courts typically choose the parent that is best for the children’s interests as per California Family Code Section 3011. The other parent can be granted visitation rights depending on several factors.
It is important to be financially organized and ready before you file for divorce. Divorce also involves the dissolution of the financial relationship between you and your spouse. All property acquired during a marriage is designated as “community property” under California law. This property must be divided equally between both parties in the event of a divorce.
You can plan for your divorce by carefully considering all the assets you and your spouse share. You should also consult a qualified lawyer to see if any exceptions apply to your case.
A divorce involves many things such as child custody consideration, alimony, property division, visitation rights, and more. You need to understand how the divorce laws work, and what your rights are under these laws before you file for a divorce. This is why you should consult a qualified divorce lawyer to seek advice before you move out and seek legal separation from your spouse.
Divorce proceedings can be legally complicated, stressful, costly, and time-consuming. A good lawyer can help you prepare and plan, stay financially afloat, protect your rights, and make sure the process is smooth. Here at The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock, we help you move forward with your life as best as possible.
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