There are important financial matters to be considered when a person decides to file for divorce in California. These include the distribution of assets and spousal maintenance among several other things. One important thing that anyone should do as they move through the divorce process is to conduct a complete review of finances, including both assets and debts.
Traditionally, in California as elsewhere, it was the man who earned the higher income in most families. This fact often led to payments for child support and spousal maintenance to the wife in divorce situations as she was the one traditionally responsible for taking care of the children and maintaining the home. These payments could last for years in some cases, depending on factors such as the work history of the wife and the length of the marriage.
As many in California are aware, child custody issues can be contentious in a divorce and after. In most cases, both parents want what they believe to be in the best interest of their children. However, in some child custody matters, the parties just don't seem to be able to agree on what is best for the children and sometimes one or both act solely out of self-interest.
Spy gadgets used to be only for the private investigators in the movies. Now, however, cameras mounted in eyeglasses, miniature-recording devices and other types of spying tools are commonplace, readily available to the average consumer. In divorce proceedings, some in California and elsewhere are using the devices to find out what their soon-to-be ex-spouse is up to.
Sometimes the divorce process in California can take many months or even years to complete. In cases where there are significant assets to be divided, the time can be delayed as the divorcing spouses try to come up with an agreement. In cases where no agreement can be reached, there may be court involvement through litigation or in the final divorce settlement.