Ending any marriage can be stressful. If you have young children, though, choosing to divorce your spouse may bring up a host of concerns. After all, you want what is best for your kids. Accepting your soon-to-be ex-spouse’s approach to parenting may be difficult, though.
As California couples divorce, whether amicable or not, there are important decisions to be made about property division, child custody and child support. What many may now know is that social media activity can be used in the divorce process. According to The National Law Review, affairs conducted online precipitate up to one third of divorce cases. Social networking evidence is worthy of using in court by 81% of attorneys and Facebook is used as a principal evidence source in 66% of divorce cases.
If you and your same-sex California spouse decide to end your relationship and seek a divorce, you should consider mediation as the way to do it. Not only does mediation represent a much more amicable way to divorce, it also may offer you far more flexibility.
While your divorce may bring with it a certain sense of finality, the reality of the situation is that your association with your ex-spouse may not entirely be over. If you have children together, you will continue to need to coordinate with each other to fulfill the terms of your custody agreement. The events of your life could further complicate matters if they compel you to move away. Many in such a situation come to us here at The Law Office of Lily L. Huang wondering how their relocation could affect their custodial situation. The answer to such a question depends on the unique circumstances of your case.
In the long run, an amicable divorce in California is healthier for everyone affected, including you, your ex-spouse and your children. However, in the absence of obvious indicators for divorce that children can understand, such as drug use or domestic violence, kids may feel bewildered by the end of your relationship that, from their perspective, seems unnecessary and comes entirely out of the blue.