In movies made in the past, it was easy to spot the 'baddies' – they were always the ones wearing black hats. Many California residents who have endured domestic violence have wished that it was so simple in real life. Abusers often wear faces that, in public, seem charming and caring, yet behind closed doors they may be subjecting their victims to a range of behaviors that would be classed as domestic violence.
When money is no object, the good times roll. Some California residents will be familiar with what happens when the tide turns, especially when divorce is on the horizon. Adjusting to a reduction in income can be difficult, especially if one is used to living in luxury. A recent celebrity divorce case raises the question of how far spousal support should go.
The involvement of children may be one of the more stressful and difficult aspects of a divorce. While the best interest of the children should be at the forefront of each parent's mind, there are occasions when it can seem as though this is far from being the case. It is quite common to seek child support as part of divorce; however, many California residents may not be aware that there is no statute of limitation on pursuing such claims in this state.
The decision to end a marriage brings up many questions. Deciding how to divide the household contents may be easier than deciding what should be done with the marital home itself. There are various factors that California residents may wish to consider if this aspect of the divorce settlement is a contentious issue.