When you hear the term family law, what comes to mind? If you are like most California residents, you probably thought of divorce right away. While divorce is one of the most common types of family law cases, it is not the only type. Family law attorneys help people with a wide range of legal problems and all of them have one thing in common, they center on you and your loved ones. In other words, these attorneys serve families.
Considering a divorce is a big step for anyone, but it is one that is sometimes necessary if your marriage has deteriorated so much that it can't be saved. People who are considering a divorce should make sure they understand exactly what a divorce can and can't do. Once you have a general understanding, you should find out exactly how divorce might be impacted by the circumstances you are facing.
Deciding who will keep the house, the car, and other assets as part of a divorce can be difficult. These are some of the items you may have worked hard to get, and you might not want to let them go. As part of your divorce, you will likely have to part with some of the property you have acquired during your marriage. In California, the premise for property division is based on the concept of community property. Here are three things you should know if you are dividing property in California.
As the holiday season approaches, it is important for parents to realize that the things they do during this time can have a profound effect on their children, especially if their parents are divorced. The holiday season is a time during which children have a lot of expectations and hopes. Younger children might wait eagerly to see what Santa brings. Older children might look forward to showing their parents the part they have in a school program. Ensuring that the child can enjoy the magic of the season is important for parents.
Not all parents live close enough to their children to be able to have in-person visitation frequently. For these parents, staying in contact with their children can sometimes require a bit of creativity. In the past, these parents would have to rely on mail and phone calls to stay in touch. Now, parents can rely on technology to help them keep in contact with their children.
In our previous blog post, we discussed the benefits of divorce mediation. If you recall, this is a process in which we work with your ex's side to hash out the terms of the divorce. This can sometimes get your divorce resolved in a quicker and less costly manner than if you decide not to try to work things out and just wait for the court to decide things.