Times have changed in California and across the nation when it comes to post-divorce custody arrangements. The prevailing opinion of courts, child psychology experts and parents alike used to be that children, especially young ones, should live with their mothers and only visit their fathers after a divorce. However, today’s prevailing opinion is that your children thrive best when they spend as much time as possible with both you and your ex-spouse.
Kids in California often get the raw end of the deal when parents make the difficult decision to split up. Adults get all the say when their relationship is on the line, and the youngest ones in the family just have to go along for the ride. Somehow it does not seem fair, and your kids might tell you that if they are honest about what is going on in their heads and hearts.
Every state has its own formal, legal definition of a father. How father is defined by you and your family may not be the same as the legal definition. However, if you are seeking rights or handling issues in a California court, it is essential to ensure you understand the legal definition. This will ensure you know your rights and can properly represent yourself in a legal proceeding.
It is hard to end a marriage. When you walked down the aisle, maybe you were in heels that echoed through the cathedral hall with every step or perhaps you walked barefooted with toes sunken into the sands of a California beach. Either way, the day was dreamy, and you hoped to make it work "until death do us part."
At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang in California, we know how difficult it is for you when your marriage breaks up. You and your spouse may have widely differing opinions regarding child custody and support issues, spousal support issues, and property settlement issues. Often our clients say they wish they had signed a prenuptial agreement before their marriage because it likely would have made their property division considerably easier and less contentious than it is today.