Divorce happens for a variety of reasons: incompatibility, infidelity, financial hardships, health issues, and more. Regardless of the reasons behind your divorce, don’t assume you can represent yourself in court. We’ve seen it time and time again, someone who expects a straightforward procedure ends up facing off against a very well-prepared ex with an aggressive lawyer on their side.
Parents are passionate when it comes to their children, and it is understandable that divorcing parents may not always see eye to eye on decisions involving the kids. Unfortunately, not every parent is willing or able to prioritize the well-being of their children and disputes aren’t always so clear-cut.
Despite an initial period where courts adjusted, many family law courts are now finding ways to operate in the middle of a pandemic. In addition, an uptick in vaccine production and percentage of vaccinated populations means that things are slated to go back to normal in a matter of months. For many people, this means that custody disputes will move forward firing on all cylinders.
In CA, the law has placed restrictions on those convicted of domestic violence as a standard practice. For example, one’s Second Amendment rights were instantly stripped for ten years, barring a convicted individual from legally possessing a firearm.
Many have speculated what the effect of major events such as pandemics can have on divorce rates. Now that we’re well over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s some early data that can help validate theories that have been floated around.