In California, the only grounds for divorce are irreconcilable differences. Extramarital affairs are not considered relevant or factored into divorce proceedings. It does not affect the division of assets, child custody, child support, or spousal support. However, the emotional affect can be felt between each spouse and their children. Effect on the Faithful Spouse An affair does have a … [Read more...] about Impact of an Affair on Divorce
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One thing divorcing couples often think about is how not to disclose their private information. If they divorce through the traditional litigation process, there is no way to do this. Every document gets filed with the court and is available for review by anyone who is interested. Court hearings are open to the public and a couple’s dirty laundry, so to speak, gets aired in open court. We often … [Read more...] about How Mediation Keeps Divorce Private
No matter how polite and civil a couple is to each other during a separation, the divorce proceedings can still have a negative impact on the children. If there is domestic violence involved, and the children have witnessed it, or even witnessed their parents arguing with each other, children naturally become anxious and are concerned about their own welfare. Questions Children Have … [Read more...] about How Does Divorce Conflict Impact Children?