What to expect from a divorce

No two divorce cases are the same.  Each couple comes into the divorce process with different issues, different assets, children or no children.  Divorce can be very emotional and difficult.  The thought of starting over, not seeing your children every day, being alone – the future is unknown.

California, a community property state, divides the couple’s assets as close to 50/50 as possible.  This includes all property and all debts acquired during the marriage.  If the couple cannot arrive at an applicable split, the judge will do it for them.  If they cannot come up with a good parenting plan for their children, the judge will do it for them.

It is wise if the couple can work together on all family matters – it is easier on them in the long run.  If you bring your ex-spouse to court for every reason, no matter how small or how big, it can be frustrating and time-consuming for all – not to mention the expense.

Emotional wounds take a long time to heal – the judge cannot fix those for you.  If divorce is part of your life at the moment, contact an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who can help you work out the details involved and point you in the right direction to a path of a happier future.