Getting a divorce can be a long and sometimes arduous process. It might not be obvious what the procedure looks like. Here is a general outline of the steps and method to divorcing your spouse.
If you are like many people in California who are facing the end of your marriage, you may feel a strong urge to keep your family home. This can be very understandable, especially if you have children who still live at home. The desire to maintain stability for the kids and remain in a place where you have strong attachments is real but these are not always the facts upon which you should make this type of decision.
When you and your wife get divorced in California, one of the things you must consider is how you will divide your children's time. When both of you want to be actively involved in your kid's lives, it is important to establish a parenting plan that will give you both plenty of time with the kids.
At the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, we understand that divorced Californians often do not get along with their ex-spouses. In many cases, parenting is a difficult issue that can cause conflict, especially regarding money. As the parent who receives child support, you might face disapproval from your ex about how you spend it. You might even worry that the court can monitor your spending or step in and tell you what you can and cannot buy with your child support money.
At the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, we understand that when you and your same-sex partner seek a California divorce, our laws may or may not apply to your specific situation. Many state laws do not fully consider the special problems that you and other same-sex couples often face when you divorce.
Many marriages are unhappy and end in divorce. However, at the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, we understand that for some people in California and elsewhere, seeking an end to a miserable marriage can be dangerous. If you hope to get out of an abusive relationship, you will need to carefully plan your steps.
Ending a marriage is not an easy thing to do, particularly if you are financially dependent on your soon-to-be ex-spouse. You can be scared about where you will live, what you will do to pay the bills and how you will provide the things that your children need. This fear can be overwhelming.