The vast majority of California parents who make child support payments have a sincere interest in providing for the care of their children. When a circumstance arises that prohibits them from making their monthly child support payment, many feel a great deal of shame and remorse. In some cases, the initial response is to address the financial hardship that led to the problem, and try to catch back up before the debt grows. In others, finances have become so strained that the non-custodial parent simply buries his or her head in the sand for a period of time.
Now that the holidays are behind us, many California spouses are ready to move forward with goals and aspirations for the new year ahead. For some, divorce is at the top of that list, making January the most popular month to file for divorce. There are a number of reasons why spouses wait to file until the start of a new year, but no matter what time of year it is, there are a number of steps spouses can take to achieve a successful outcome.
Drug abuse is one of the most serious social problems currently facing our nation. In cases in which the addict has children, the situation becomes far more complicated, as the safety and well-being of the children must be placed above the needs and desires of the parent. In many of these cases, the grandparents step in to provide for the care of their grandchildren, in California and across the nation. This scenario can lead to a number of child custody issues, however, and care should be taken to ensure that the placement remains in effect as long as necessary.
When a California spouse discovers that his or her partner has been having an affair, it can seem as if the world is coming to an end. In some regard, this is true: the post-affair world will be far different for each spouse than it was before the indiscretion, for different reasons. When a scorned spouse decides to seek a divorce on grounds of infidelity, he or she often believes that the wrongs done by their partner will translate into a better divorce settlement.