Going through a divorce is not an easy process, especially if there are children involved. Parents are often concerned about details involving the best interests of the child and may forget about all of their options when it comes to creating a parenting plan. You may feel overwhelmed when faced with the daunting task of customizing a plan, as the details of the plan may seem set indefinitely in a binding contract that cannot be modified. The truth is, however, that parenting plans can be modified throughout the years as life circumstances change.
A common concern during and after divorce is wondering what happens if one parent moves to a different state or country. Many factors are involved, and the issues are not always straightforward.
When you file for divorce in California, there are a number of issues that must be negotiated when drafting the final divorce settlement. One of the most difficult may be that of property division and determining who gets what after the divorce is finalized. California is a community property state, meaning all marital property is divided equally in half between the parties. Yet, not all property is considered community. There may be some property and assets that stay in the possession of the original owner in the settlement. This is referred to as separate property.
When California couples realize divorce is in their future, they may want to keep the process amicable, especially if they have children. A previous blog discussed the reasons why mediation may or may not be good for a couple. This blog will explain the mediation process so people can determine if this is a good option for them.
You advise your children to not hang around a person you feel is a bad or harmful influence. At the Law Office of Lily L. Huang, we know that there is a difference between shielding your children from negative influences and deliberately alienating them from a parent who deserves their love and attention. You and other California residents should understand the harmful effects of parental alienation.