DIVORCE TERMS HAVE TO BE TAILORED TO THE CASE’S CIRCUMSTANCES
The terms of a divorce are handled on a case-by-case basis. You can’t base what you want off of what someone else got. If you are heading toward divorce or are in the process of getting a divorce, you need to ensure that you are taking steps to protect yourself and your interests. We are here to help you determine what options you have and how they will impact your future.
We recently discussed spousal support and what it can be used for. This is one area that shows the differences in divorces because not all cases include alimony. On top of spousal support, you might have to think about child support, child custody and property division. We understand that this is a lot to handle during such a major life upheaval.
It is important that you take each of these matters individually. You can’t base child custody on how the property division goes. You can’t base alimony payments on how the child support order is set up. We can help you look at everything in the appropriate manner so that you can determine how the options might impact you right now and later in your life.
Many divorces in California are handled through mediation. By working with your ex to come to the terms of the end of the marriage, you can often get the divorce finalized much faster than what might be possible with a litigated divorce. Even though you might not like this idea, it does give you the opportunity to work out some of the terms based on what you want instead of putting everything in the hands of a court official.