When a person decides to divorce their spouse in California, they are often distracted by the emotional trauma that they are left to endure as the result of their newly-ended relationship. As a result, some people make critical mistakes that may not even be noticeable at first but can have a lasting effect on divorce. Some missteps have the potential to prolong the process, compromise a person's assets and create more stress than was necessary.
Residents in California who own their primary residence and are getting divorced will have to make the decision about what to do with their home once their marriage is over. For many people, a home represents their single largest asset so this decision has the potential to play a big part in the ultimate divorce settlement. From an emotional perspective, people often have deep ties to their family homes which may lead them to want to try and keep their home.
When you and your spouse are going through a divorce in California, it can be next to impossible to keep your thoughts from wandering to your failed relationship during the day. While it is good to give yourself time to feel your emotions, allowing your thoughts to creep into your work can cause you to become distracted and less able to be efficient and focused in your career. At De Ita, Lowe & Wald, LLP, we have helped many people to finalize their divorce as quickly as possible.
Joint ownership of property, often considered a boon to California couples when they marry, can become a burden to a couple if they decide to divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage, the court will attempt to divide your common property as fairly as possible. According to the American Psychological Association, however, the division process can be difficult not only because of the emotional aspect of divorce but because couples often do not keep records of which property belongs to which partner.
During your divorce in California, the transition from spouse to individual comes with varying degrees of stress and uncertainty. The negotiations regarding spousal support may cause the feelings of losing control and ambiguity. If the court system is involved in the proceedings, there is tension even if all parties involved understand the events unfolding. At De Ita, Lowe & Wald, LLP, we recognize that understanding the factors that judges must consider if one spouse or partner requires financial assistance may help ease the transition.
If you are one of the many Californians planning a summer wedding, then you likely have a lot on your plate. You may be finalizing attire details, deciding on song choices and figuring out where you might steal off to on your honeymoon.