Most people will go through mediation to address at least some legal matters when they divorce in California. However, mediation and other alternatives to litigation may not always be wise or successful.
In this blog, we have talked about the many benefits of pursuing alternative dispute resolution options like mediation during divorce. We have noted that it can save people time and money, and it is generally a more peaceful way of ending a marriage.
Getting divorced does not make anyone less of a parent. It does not change your parental rights and it is not an indication that you do not love your children.
This summer, you may have plans to relax, take a vacation and enjoy more family time. However, these plans -- and much more -- can be turned upside down if you get involved in a serious dispute over custody of your child.
When people think about child custody issues, they often think first about securing the initial order. However, as most parents who already have a custody order in place likely know, other issues can arise years after that initial order is put in place.
Men who must navigate the family legal system in California are often in a very delicate situation. They struggle to find a balance between fighting for what they deserve and seeming too aggressive, and they may be tempted to give in to an ex to seem more flexible, even if doing so is not in their best interests.
Custody and visitation disputes can be enormously upsetting for the child involved. Some parents lose sight of this when they are battling in court over who will get custody.
One of the first things people typically wonder about after deciding to divorce is what will happen to their assets. Who will keep the home? How will they divide bank accounts and retirement accounts? Will there be a fight over the family car?
Divorcing spouses are often dealing with painful emotions toward each other, from bitterness and anger to sadness and hostility. When people feel this way, they may think that the only way to resolve the situation is with a contentious battle in the courtroom.
When facing a divorce, concerns over custody are daunting. For fathers who have worked long hours to support their family, the prospect of losing their child is especially dismaying. When the court reviews a parent for custody it considers many factors contributing to the overall well being of the child.