Summertime brings about new challenges for divorced parents. When school is no longer in session, the needs of children change. Considerate parents who are flexible and accommodate each other’s needs, can have a better fun filled summer with their children. Allowing one parent an extra week to plan a vacation with their kids is beneficial to all. By putting their interest first, the younger … [Read more...] about Summer Plans and Co-Parenting
The divorce rate in the U.S. and California continues to be high. Couples get married with high hopes and the idea of divorce belongs on another planet for them, but problems could escalate, and the topic of divorce might no longer be foreign. Here are some of the most common reasons why couples get divorced. 1. Infidelity Can Lead to Divorce Infidelity is high on the list of … [Read more...] about 3 Common Marriage Problems That Lead To Divorce
In California, courts prefer to give parents joint physical and legal custody if possible. This means the children will live an equal amount of time with both parents and the parents must consult with each other and make childcare decisions together. In reality, it is common for the children to live most of the time with one parent. This could be less disruptive to a child’s routine, … [Read more...] about Tips for Moms Going Through Divorce
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
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?
There are many reasons a divorcing couple may want to keep their personal lives private. This is not possible with traditional litigation which requires both parties to file all documents with the court. Documents filed with the court are then public records open to anyone who wants to see them. In a mediated divorce, these documents are not required to be filed and privacy can be … [Read more...] about Privacy Advantages in Divorce Mediation
Divorce Mediation is a process where you and your spouse meet together with a mediator who is a neutral party committed to helping you resolve your issues without the need of court intervention. You work to come to an agreement about asset division, child custody, child support, and spousal support. The mediator does not tell you what to do, but guides you through the process, letting you … [Read more...] about Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?
One of the most contentious issues in a divorce involves money. How much has there been for the family? How will it be divided so the same amount can be used to support two households instead of one? How will the assets be divided? A financial expert can answer these questions. Issues a Financial Professional Can Help Solve In Mediation or a Collaborative Divorce, the couple uses a neutral … [Read more...] about Value of a Financial Specialist in Divorce
Going through a divorce is difficult. Even if you and your spouse both agree it is the best choice for you, emotional moments are never far away and grieving over the loss of your marriage is normal. If your spouse wanted the divorce and you did not, it may take longer to recover. Seeing a therapist is always helpful. Handling a divorce in a proper manner can make all the difference and how … [Read more...] about 7 Ideas for Helping You to Get Over Your Divorce