Many Oakland, California residents may agree that getting a divorce can be one of the most difficult experiences in life. This may be for many reasons, ranging from the emotional difficulty of separating from a loved one to determining child custody to the general complicated nature of property division. However, if a separating spouse understands applicable law and works within it, he or she can minimize the trouble as much as possible.
There are many things to keep in mind when getting a divorce. California's laws on separation can be lengthy and detailed. Keeping track of how the law applies to things like child custody, spousal support and property division are often a lot to handle. With so much to keep track of, it is no wonder there are so many misconceptions surrounding divorce.
While there are many challenges a person may face in life, divorce can be one of the most difficult. With so many life-changing factors involved in the separation process, including the loss of a relationship both spouses once promised would be for life, child custody issues and property division, divorce can be a traumatic experience for all involved. This is why it is so important to make a conscious effort to get through the process in the most non-adversarial way possible. Fortunately, for Oakland and Bay Area couples, there are non-adversarial options available, including divorce mediation.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court released its decisions on the same-sex marriage cases, the state of California has experienced a flurry of media surrounding the overturning of Proposition Eight. With the dust cleared, there are now a number of housekeeping items to get in order, including how finances are sorted out in the event of a same-sex divorce.
When it comes to divorce, there are many questions to answer, including the details of child custody, child support and how to divide the property. Many separating couples may assume the most difficult part of the process is coming to an agreement as to how to answer these hard questions. Yet, sometimes, the hardest part of divorce can be interpreting the law that applies to a particular situation.
Perhaps it won't come as a surprise here in California that as baby boomers, one of the largest subgroups of the U.S. population, start to retire, the number of divorces for people over 50 is on the rise. A generation that dramatically changed many aspects of American culture may now be changing how people in this country retire now and in the future.
Previous posts here have covered the troubling aspects of divorce and just how a person might surmount them. Another potentially useful focus is learning from another's divorce mistakes. California residents may be interested to know what their peers would have done differently during their divorce.
California isn’t the only state with rising divorce rates. Across the nation, partners find it more difficult to make marriages last. While there are many theories as to why the divorce rate is rising, some speculate it might have to do with more demands in the work place as well as the home. Whatever the reason for divorce, be it high stress or fidelity issues, divorce mediation is a relatively new and helpful option for separation.
There are any number of reasons a couple divorces, ranging from a difference in approaches to child-rearing or financial disagreements. Some experts have also added to this list with the popular drug, Viagra.
A lot is on the line for the state of California given the recent Supreme Court hearings on Proposition 8 and DOMA. Many Legal experts anticipate that depending on the decision of the Court, the ruling could heavily impact same-sex marriage. When it comes to divorce, state and federal law on same-sex divorce could also be heavily impacted which would mean substantially different outcomes for issues of property division, child custody and alimony tax after same-sex separation in the state of California.