In California, the divorce rate is 60%, making the state 10% higher than the national average. Going through a divorce can be overwhelming and can have consequences on all aspects of your life. Issues of property or asset division often arise during the divorce process.
There is no easy way to prepare for a divorce. A couple that is going through the process can expect to encounter some legal roadblocks, unforeseen financial challenges, and, of course, emotional trauma.
Although the divorce rate in California has declined to 6.7%, according to U.S. News & World Report, this information means little to us when we are counted among that percentage.
In the state of California, courts try to ensure that each parent is involved in the lives of their children as much as possible. However, the primary focus will always be on what’s in the best interest of the child. As such, issues can arise that affect visitation rights. For this reason, it is important to consult with an experienced family law attorney in San Jose, California.
When it comes to child custody in a divorce case, there are no explicit legal consequences of committing adultery in California. As such, a custody battle can become complex, involving a wide range of considerations, none of which have to do with cheating.
A criminal record can have a devastating effect on several areas of your life. However, it should not necessarily prevent you from getting full or joint custody of your child. As with all civil cases, the outcome of a child custody case depends on the circumstances of your crime.
You may be looking to file for the custody of your grandchild if their parents pass away or are unfit. No matter the case, you will need to hire a child custody attorney that will be able to be your voice in the courtroom...
A father in California will receive only 32.8% of child custody time, while just 20 states offer an equal 50/50 custody rule. We know that not all fathers are careless or uninvolved in their children’s lives and will fight for the fathers that want to be with their children.
Anyone who has ever had a child or has been around someone who was pregnant or otherwise affiliated with pregnancy can attest to pregnancy being an emotional roller coaster. There are a significant amount of changes that occur as well, from the changing of the body of the mother-to-be to the family dynamics and the housing situation. It can put a substantial amount of added stress on a relationship. For many, the change is just too great for them to bear and the result is divorce.
The family home typically is one of the largest purchases a family can make, thus making it a huge concern for our clients who are divorcing. Previously we discussed the options for a separating family in a rental agreement. Today, questions will be answered with regards to the mortgage and the family home during property division and divorce agreements.