No matter how long a couple has been married, divorce can be an arduous, lengthy process. A couple divorcing in California who have amassed a sizable number of assets -- some of which may include property -- may not be aware of the ins and outs of the state's property division laws. If the divorce is fraught with contentious issues, the process can become especially complicated.
Singer Mary J. Blige was recently court ordered to retroactively pay her ex-spouse, who was also her former manager, $30,000 a month temporary spousal support along with her ex's legal fees. In the California singer's case, she and her ex signed a prenuptial agreement two days before they got married. Her former husband claims he didn't understand what he was signing and asked the judge to disregard it.
Children are hit hard emotionally when they are told their parents are splitting up. They need some sense of normalcy in their lives, and the ones who might be able to give them that when their parents are facing divorce are their grandparents. Divorce is not uncommon in California, but even so, it's still never easy for children to handle.
For whatever reasons, there are some parents who give up the right to either full or joint custody of their children in a divorce situation. Should a parent living in California have a change of heart regarding his or her child custody decision, he or she should act right away to try to have any court decision modified. If a parent can provide evidence that a child would benefit from a custody situation change, the court may consider that evidence, and this is where a private investigator may be able to help.
If you are getting married, chances are you and your partner know just about everything about each other, from your pet peeves to your biggest secrets. However, that doesn't necessarily make it easier to discuss subjects like a prenuptial agreement.