When we are young, we learn what we want in a significant other through trial and error. This is an acceptable way to go about things when one is 17-years-old with no real concept of the progression of time and no substantial demands on life. Ideally, when we marry, our spouse meets the expectations so hard fought to identify. Yet, as many California residents know, some marriages do not work out, and what we thought we wanted may not have been right after all.
As California residents know, the emotional strife that often occurs when ending a long and committed relationship can be tough. But making a decision to get a divorce can be even more difficult when there are hard decisions to be made regarding property division. Items like offshore accounts, business assets, retirement plans and 401(k)s can be difficult to value and even more difficult to split. And those are just the problems with property division. When religion is also involved in a divorce, another layer of strife can enter the equation.