Many people in the U. S. struggle with mental health issues, and the pandemic has only worsened the outlook. Recent estimates place adults struggling with mental health issues at around 1 in 5, whether this involves depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Despite these struggles, many adults are still able to function and parent effectively.
The asset division process of a divorce is meant to help split assets in a way that is equitable. Complicated assets, disputed ownership, and other conflicts can complicate the process, but these are all common scenarios that family law courts are equipped to work through.
However, what if one person has decided to blow as much of the marital wealth as possible in preparation for divorce? This could have a notable impact on the other person’s assets and wealth during asset division. Fortunately, the courts can also scrutinize this and adjust as needed, but only if they assess the situation and deem the expenses to be unreasonable or excessive.
Custody agreements are generally set in stone and parents are expected to follow them diligently, whether both parents came to a mutual agreement or whether the family law courts handed down the arrangement. Things happen however, and minor deviations are often overlooked when both parents are working together in good faith.
Abuse in the family home can often spiral out of control. Domestic violence and abuse are often major contributors to divorce, and can threaten the safety and well-being of the entire household. In CA, there are tools that victims can rely on to try and stay safe from the threat of harm or continued abuse. One of these primary tools is what is known as a restraining order.
Restraining orders are serious matters, and can include a variety of conditions and stipulations. For example, someone who has a restraining order placed against them might be barred from approaching the victim, owning guns, could force them to move residence, and more.
Most of the time, resolving a divorce as expediently as possible is to everyone’s benefit. There are less costs involved, less potential for emotional fall out and drama, and it allows everyone to move on with the next chapter of their lives.
At R & S Law Group, LLP, we understand how important it is for a California divorce to move forward as smoothly as possible, and leverage our expertise to help our clients with divorce matters of any kind. For today’s post, we’re sharing tips to keep in mind as you seek to keep your divorce proceedings as short as possible.