Even when the decision to divorce is amicable between the two parties, emotions can still run high; especially when there are child custody and visitation matters involved. In all cases, the interests of the children involved in parental divorce takes priority, as it should. But often, the other parent may feel like they have become a casualty in the divorce. A case involving a popular California singer highlights just how disturbing these kinds of divorce issues can be.
Many readers in California likely think that in most dissolution of marriage cases, it is the husband who is ordered to pay spousal maintenance is some must be paid. This is because traditionally men earn more than women, thus making the payment of alimony after a divorce their responsibility. However, one recent article notes that this fact is changing.
California readers may be familiar with the comedy troupe, Monty Python. One of their founding members is the actor and comedian, John Cleese. The famed actor has appeared in many movies over the past several decades. Now, he is in the news for another reason: his divorce.
A recent report that may be of interest to readers in California noted that only 25 percent of divorce matters in our state and across the country are amicable. The remaining divorce cases contain some degree of contention. Regardless of the reasons that they choose to end their marriage, in each case couples must determine how to handle issues such as property division and financial support.
Life post-separation can be difficult for any couple. Coming to property division, child custody and child support agreements can be a long and arduous process. For some couples, establishing a preliminary arrangement can be incredibly important.