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November 2014 Archives

How to make the holidays about togetherness even after divorce

The holiday season is a big deal for most families. Traditionally, it is considered to be a time to gather friends and family together and count one's blessings. Residents of California who are going through a divorce, or who are already divorced, may find it difficult to feel gratitude during such an emotional period.

Overcoming spousal absence is in the best interest of the child

The holiday season is a time that is usually full of happy anticipation. For a child whose parents are going through a divorce, it can be less enjoyable, and he or she may find it difficult to cope. This may be made worse if a parent decides to absent himself or herself from the child's life. Residents of California may also find it difficult to cope with the problems associated with an unsupportive spouse, when seeking to do that which is in the best interest of the child.

For happy holidays, consider the best interest of the child

Many people eagerly anticipate the approach of the holiday season. For some, it is a time of great happiness to be shared with their children. When a family is going through a divorce, however, this time of year may instead become more tense. It is likely that any children will wish to spend quality time with both parents over the holidays. For residents of California, as in other states, when trying to negotiate a visitation schedule, it is better to consider what is in the best interest of the child.

Spousal support does not mean voluntary spousal dependence

Many people have a passion in life, something in which they may become extremely invested. At some point, one must look at their passion objectively and decide whether it is something from which they may derive an income, or whether it is something they should pursue outside of working hours. A recent case from another state highlights a situation where a wife made an application for a substantial increase in spousal support to allow her to pursue unpaid campaigning for a cause dear to her heart. California readers may be aware of this interesting case. 

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