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Schwarzenegger divorce shows it isn't always a quick process

On July 1, 2011, Maria Shriver filed for a divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger after finding out that he had an affair and fathered a child with the housekeeper. It might shock some people to learn that now, seven years later, the divorce still isn't finalized.

Can I tell if divorce is in my future?

A marriage is a relationship that requires a lot of work and give and take. There are times when a marriage begins to falter. The way your relationship rebounds is based on how the two of you work together to fix the problem. If the problem cannot be fixed it could lead to more serious issues such as divorce. So, how can I tell if divorce is in my future?

Breaking child custody order terms can lead to more legal issues

The right to spend time with your children is one of the main points of custody agreements. You expect that this order will be followed by your ex. When he or she decides to break the agreement, there is a good chance that you will need to do something to force compliance. This might mean going back to court to assert your rights and show your ex that you mean business.

Where you live: Will it influence child custody rulings?

Like most good parents in California, you always have your children's best interests in mind. However, when you divorce, the court may get involved if you and your co-parent disagree about where your children should live. The judge overseeing your case will make a decision based on what is in the kids' best interests.

How do I make custody exchange a safe event?

Exchanging the custody of your children with the other parent, who might be your former spouse, can very well be an awkward and difficult situation. Adults need to do everything in their power to make the situation as safe as possible for everyone involved, especially the children. So, how do you make custody exchange a safe event in California?

California couples often divorce for these reasons

No other marriage is exactly like yours; however, you may find that many spouses have gone through experiences similar to yours leading up to divorce. While it won't take away the emotional pain of your own marital breakup, knowing you are not alone in the struggle may be of some comfort as you navigate the divorce process and try to make plans for your future that are in the best interests of your children.