The stress and worry of going through a divorce in California can make a working career much more difficult. If not handled properly, the complications and challenges of a divorce can lead to distraction, making more mistakes at work, reduced productivity and even more tardiness and absences.
Too often, couples who split up feel as though everyone else feels entitled to the details of what is commonly a very personal process. In fact, one of the most difficult parts of a divorce for many people is telling family members and friends. While some feel ashamed for ending a marriage, others feel as though it is simply no one else's business.
Reality television shows are often accused of manufacturing drama and blowing small issues out of proportion just for their ratings. With the popularity of shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta," this may be a pretty successful model for pulling in viewers. However, many of the stars of these shows have a fairly dramatic life off camera, especially when it comes to their family lives and relationships.
California couples who are planning a wedding are typically excited and caught up in a whirlwind of details and planning. However, it may be a good idea for those soon-to-be-married couples to take a step back and shift from planning for the short term to planning for the future. While it may be difficult to discuss at first, drawing up a prenuptial agreement might be one of those details that should be tended to.
No matter how many times a person reads about custody-related issues, it can never fully prepare a parent for these challenges. Working through a child custody agreement can be one of the most difficult things for a California parent to do. People hear about custody arrangements on TV shows and in the news all time, and may think they will know what to expect, but that is often not the case.
People have been very interested in the details of the divorce settlement between Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise. The former couple created a media frenzy when Holmes filed for divorce earlier this year. After a very quick resolution, people were very curious as to the details of their settlement.
The parents of a five-year-old girl were divorced years ago. As part of their divorce settlement agreement, the girl's mother was granted primary child custody. Since then, however, the appropriateness of the mother's parenting has come into question -- not just by the girl's father, but also by many others as a result of the TV reality show "Toddlers and Tiaras."
Many times couples that are having marital difficulties, including accusations of domestic violence, will consider divorce as an option to move on from their problems and start over.
Turn on the TV and you are likely to find a reality show about celebrities or average parents. In many cases, the average parent becomes a celebrity from the exposure. This spotlight can be too much for some families to deal with. It can also highlight a person's negative behavior or parenting skills. If a child is suffering because of the choices of a parent, on camera or off, then the child custody arrangement may be reevaluated.
Now that the Olympics have come to a close, people are reflecting on all the gold medal moments and times of despair that make the event so fascinating. At the end of the day, though, it is important to remember that many of these athletes and their families have had to deal with other obstacles that had nothing to do with times, scores or deductions. Many have had the same struggles and family law concerns that other people in California and elsewhere have had to deal with.