Co-parenting with a former spouse after a divorce can be a challenging task for many parents. Although your marriage ended, your relationship as the parents of your children will most likely continue following a divorce. For parents with a joint custody arrangement, time management and open communication are integral elements of maintaining a productive dynamic.
In a best-case scenario, divorcing couples in California and elsewhere would be able to sort out their disagreements without the aid of the court. The fortunate ones who do so end their marriages amicably through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or collaborative law. At the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, we understand that not everyone can succeed with an uncontested divorce. There are some circumstances when your interests might be best represented through litigation.
Your legal counsel can be a valuable ally when you are divorcing. However, you and other Californians who have significant assets may not want to put your trust in only one person. It may benefit you to seek the advice of those with experience in financial and tax matters when you are preparing to separate your assets.
At the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin, we know how confusing property can be when you live in a community property state such as California. When you decide to end your marriage or registered domestic partnership, you must determine who owns what and the value of those ownership interests.
As you know, every marriage has its challenges. However, yours seems to be more difficult than others. Not only is your marriage not the picture-perfect relationship in movies, it isn’t even the dysfunctional but loving marriage you see in most sitcoms. However, your spouse has never physically hurt you, so your marriage can’t be abusive, right? You and other Californians need to understand the signs of emotional and psychological abuse.