Deciding to file for divorce is stressful enough without additional issues intensifying the turmoil. Especially if children are involved, it takes patience, effort and knowledge to develop a plan that protects your parental rights and financial interests. Whether you're the parent who will be paying child support or receiving payments that your co-parent has been ordered to pay, it is critical that you understand California laws and regulations ahead of time to help avoid problems down the line.
When people post personal photos or comments on social media, it can lead to problems in their private lives. For instance, many California readers are familiar with "Good Morning America" show host Michael Strahan. His recent Instagram post has apparently gotten his ex a bit riled up about child support.
The son of a coal baron, who is well known in California and internationally and reportedly has ties with the POTUS, is currently entangled in a bitter court battle regarding divorce-related issues and other matters. The man's ex has accused him of serious crimes against their adopted pre-teen daughter. A U.S. district court judge recently dismissed a claim the man in question filed against his former wife. He has also stated that his ex has failed to pay child support.
There is more than one way to get divorced in California. There are numerous options and several of them do not even involve going to court. Divorce mediation and arbitration are two such options, though they are not for everyone.
Do you and your spouse often fight about money? Perhaps, you're one of many couples in California who have gone from merely arguing over finances to determining that you'd rather go your separate ways than stay in an unhappy relationship. Hundreds, if not thousands, of spouses file for divorce because of financial disagreements that they are unable to resolve.