Preparing for the end of a marriage can be challenging but it can also be helpful to be prepared for the divorce process and know what to expect to help achieve a smoother divorce. It is helpful to be aware that California is considered a no-fault divorce state and couples can divorce simply based on irreconcilable differences. The family law court realizes that the divorcing couple will have some rebuilding to do following divorce so it helps them reach a fair divorce settlement that places both former spouses in the best position to do that.
Families change over time and families that have been through the divorce process are no different. Throughout the divorce process, and following it, there are a variety of concerns that may arise that the family law court can help couples and families with. When a couple is seeking a divorce, for instance, it is important for them to be familiar with the importance of legal separation which has an impact on property division if the couple ultimately decides to divorce.
Divorce can be challenging for many couples and families which is why family law resources are available to help. Former reality TV personality Audrina Patridge recently filed for divorce from her husband Corey Bohan. Partridge filed for divorce in California and listed irreconcilable differences as the reason for the end of the marriage. Partridge also requested legal and physical custody of the couple's daughter with visitation granted to Bohan. She also requested that he need written permission to take their daughter of a certain geographical area. Partridge asked the court not to award spousal support to either party.
Spousal support can be a contentious issue during the divorce process. When a couple divorces, the court may order spousal support be paid by one spouse to the other. In circumstances of a divorce between domestic partners, it may be referred to as partner support and when a marriage is ending, it is referred to as spousal support or alimony.
There are two forms of property division, In the United States depending upon where you live in. A few states follow "Community Property" laws, meaning that all property is defined as either separate property or community property. Separate property is solely owned by one spouse, and community property is owned equally by both spouses. Most states, such as California follow equitable distribution, meaning that the courts determine who deserves what, depending upon arrangements during the marriage.