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May 2016 Archives

Problems that arise around child custody

California parents who are divorcing should keep the well-being of their children in mind. As they work out custody and visitation, a number of problems can arise. One is that parents may struggle to set aside conflicts. Unfortunately, not being able to work with the other parent can result in an inability to establish a functional coparenting relationship. One parent may begin to ignore custody, visitation and support agreements, and it might be necessary to return to court.

Costs of divorce can quickly add up

California couples who have been through one know divorces aren't cheap. Not only are the emotional costs high, but so are the financial costs. The average divorce can cost $15,000 to $20,000 in legal and other professional costs alone, and when it is bitterly contested it can cost quite a bit more.

What to know about the divorce process

The end of a marriage can be a source of both emotional and financial stress for many California couples. One of the first steps to take is filling out an asset inventory sheet. This will help each side get a full picture of what assets the couple has and how much they are worth. Getting on the same page regarding assets and valuations may lead to a timelier resolution of the divorce itself.