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Divorce may not be the only option for California couples

Many California people find that marriage is more complicated than what they expected, and that living happily-ever-after is not guaranteed. Some advisers say that entering into a marriage by accepting that there will be challenges could prevent spouses filing for divorce at the first obstacle. When problems arise, the options include staying and hoping it will blow over, separating to get perspective or filing for divorce. The ideal situation would be finding solutions together and avoiding divorce, but that is not always possible.

Divorce: What may lead to a prenup being challenged in court?

Many California couples choose to sign prenuptial agreements to override the state and federal laws that govern marriages. However, if the legal requirements of establishing such a contract are not met, a marriage agreement may be deemed invalid by the court during divorce proceedings. One of the reasons for such a decision by a judge may be an oral or verbal agreement that was never recorded in writing and signed by both parties.

Does lump sum spousal support benefit you?

Spousal support is certainly less commonly used in divorce than it used to be, but it is still a concern for many divorcing spouses, especially those with significant assets. While spousal support may take many forms, it is rarely desirable for the paying spouse to remain tethered to a person he or she divorced, regardless of the circumstances.

Get answers about divorce from an attorney rather than Google

Ending a marriage is as major a step in anyone's life as getting married. In fact, navigating a first-time divorce in California can be significantly more complicated than arranging a wedding. While the internet is the go-to source for most how-to questions people have these days, it is not a suitable source for the navigation of a divorce.

Child custody: Drafting a plan for effective co-parenting

Some of the most challenging aspects of a divorce in California undoubtedly involve child-related issues. Most parents want what is best for their children, and maintaining loving parent-child relationships is the primary concern for many. For that reason, joint child custody is the preferred choice for most couples. However, careful planning and consideration are required for efficient co-parenting.

Pursuing primary custody in California

When two parents choose to separate or divorce, determining who gets primary custody of a child is often a large conflict. Parents do not generally get to dictate child custody terms to a court, but a court may willingly implement an agreed-upon custody plan if both parents present it together and the terms are fair.

Important steps in preparation for a divorce in California

Any person in California who considers putting an end to a marriage will likely know that it is a complicated and emotional process. There will be many big decisions to make, and a divorce will probably bring about significant changes in the lifestyles of both parties. One of the first changes to make is to separate finances by establishing individual bank and credit card accounts for each spouse. The legal process of divorce can also be costly depending on the type of procedure chosen.

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