Going through a California divorce is rarely easy, but things can prove even more traumatic and painful when there are children involved in the breakup. Many parents who share joint custody can attest that is can be hard to adjust to not having your children home with you at all times, but there are actually some key benefits to having such an arrangement. At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang, we have helped many parents work through joint-custody arrangements and the special considerations involved in creating and maintaining them.
If you are thinking of divorcing your spouse in San Jose, this may be one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. It is not easy to shut the door on a chapter of your life that involves a person you once held dear and close to your heart. However, in order for you to move on with your life and provide a healthy atmosphere for you and your kids, you must gather the strength and courage to plan your exit strategy so your divorce is an amicable one.
Due to the increasing trend of older people getting a divorce, or “gray divorces” as they are popularly called, older California residents are becoming increasingly concerned that divorce can impact their retirement accounts. Some fear that an ex-spouse might have hidden or moved assets at some point during or before the divorce. Fortunately, there is a way to find out if your retirement assets have been altered by a former spouse.
California law is relatively specific when it comes to the division of property, but decisions often require significant accounting and investigation. A brief review of the how the courts might classify and divide post-marital property often alleviates the frustrations associated with the process. These topics also provide the basis for insight into potential divorce outcomes, as the court tends to treat community property differently than it does pre-marital holdings.
A couple that is going through a divorce may understand the difficulty of finding a mutually satisfying divorce agreement while remaining amicable. This can be particularly true when it comes to dividing retirement funds.
No one likes the idea of divorce, and that is because, too often, divorce becomes a war between people who at one time cared deeply about one another. Not many things are sadder than that.