California divorce may be difficult decision for some

Readers in California would likely agree that, for many of us, getting a divorce is not an easy process. With necessary negotiations over the disposition of our marital estate and decisions to be made regarding child issues, the divorce process can be contentious for many people in our state. When that occurs, it may do well for some to work to understand all applicable laws to ensure a fair settlement.

According to a recent report, a study conducted in another country states that for people living in that nation the divorce process has become too easy. However, as one official notes, it is difficult for many people to decide to end their marriages through divorce. Considerations such as the need to establish and fund two households may hold some in marriages here in California.

In fact, women are now more likely to file for divorce than in years past, the official notes. This may because more women have financial independence from their husbands. This allows them to decide to divorce rather to stay in marriages that are abusive or unsupportive of their needs.

Filing for divorce is never an easy decision for people in our state. However, once the decision is made, it may do well for the individual seeking to end their marriage to work to review all rules regarding the process. This information could be invaluable to a person entering into negotiations for separating property and obtaining support such as child support or alimony. Hoverer, should a couple be unable to agree on the issues in a divorce, a court can be asked to decide as the process continues.

Source: Huffington Post, "Stacey Nelkin: Divorce Is Never Easy," Stacey Nelkin, Jan. 15, 2013

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