Like many California parents, you might have mixed feelings when your kids finish their last day of school for summer break. On one hand, you likely look forward to having more time with them, perhaps even taking a short vacation together. On the other, thoughts on how to juggle the logistics of it all, especially now that you're divorced, might cause you to lose sleep at night. Who will drive the kids to day camp? Do you have childcare set up, as needed?
By the end of 2019, many people in California and throughout the country will decide to divorce. In some cases, there will be nasty, lengthy court battles regarding various topics, such as property division, child custody or alimony. However, many other spouses will want to avoid court if possible, in which case they might choose to achieve settlement through alternate means, such as collaborative law or mediation.
Some California parents are famous or, at least, well-known in their own communities. It can be difficult for them when they experience family problems because word travels fast and it might feel like everyone knows details about their private lives. A man who is known as a former political candidate, as well as a radio commentator in another state is making headlines these days. He probably wishes he wasn't since they concern a family court judge's order that he pay a substantial amount of past due child support.