If you have decided to expand your family, then you may be considering adopting a child. The adoption process can be challenging, but for many people it is well-worth it for the chance to welcome a new child into their family.
The rocky nature of your marriage may have contributed to the decision to divorce. While you believe that taking this route is the best option, you may want to prepare for the possibility that the dissolution process will be just as rocky, if not more so, than the marriage itself. You may have decided from the beginning to do your best to keep your emotions in check, but your soon-to-be ex may not do the same.
Divorce can have a significant impact on your finances, particularly when it comes to your retirement assets. According to a study by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR), households that have not been through a divorce have a 30 percent higher net financial wealth than households that have been through divorce. Divorced people are also five percent more likely to run out of assets than non-divorced people.
Getting a divorce in California is never as simple as just filing the paperwork and going your separate ways. No matter how amicable your situation is, once your divorce proceedings begin, many restrictions and rules are put into place regarding your financial and parenting rights. These restrictions during your divorce can significantly impact your life in ways you would not expect.
In an ideal situation, divorcing spouses in California would be able to resolve all their issues peacefully, particularly when it comes to issues involving their children. However, many divorcing couples are unable to come to an understanding about child custody and support, which can cause stress and emotional turmoil for the entire family. Grey's anatomy actor, Jesse Williams, and his ex-wife were granted joint custody of their two kids earlier this year but continue to battle over child support.