Two wrongs do not make a right, and this holds true in many disputes that can take place during divorce proceedings. California is a no-fault divorce state; however, that does not mean that one spouse may not behave illegally toward his or her estranged spouse in order to secure a better financial settlement. A case demonstrating how this can play out in relation to spousal support was recently ruled upon in the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Children are often caught in the crossfire of an acrimonious divorce. It can be very difficult to determine how they might feel about their parents when there are so many arguments flying back and forth. Disagreements over child custody can either mask or reveal elements of behavior that may be attributable to parental alienation or worse -- to domestic violence. A recent out-of-state case that highlights such issues may be of interest to California residents.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many California residents who have gone through divorce may wish that they could have had the benefit of it. For those who are currently thinking about initiating divorce proceedings, there are some things that are worth bearing in mind in order to achieve the best settlement when it comes to community property and the division of assets.
At one time or another, most people will have heard a tale about a bitter custody battle. California residents who are entering into divorce with the issue of child custody looming ahead may face any number of problems. Few things will stir up emotions as much as the discussions about what happens to the children.