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Are you headed for a business divorce?

There are certain issues that can make the legal ending of a marriage in court more stressful than the average case. Getting a business divorce, for instance, means there are many issues partners must resolve before they can achieve a fair settlement. If a California couple has children, business issues might intersect with certain child-related matters. If one or both spouses have already executed estate plans, a divorce might prompt a need to change or update the plan.

Child custody: Police find missing child

When a California married couple decides to divorce, things can get messy if they are also parents. When disputes regarding child custody arise, it can spark contention between former spouses. In fact, in some cases, one or the other parent may do something that appears drastic, such as taking a child out of the state against an existing court order.

California couples often divorce for these reasons

When two people marry, they typically hope their union will last a lifetime. In a perfect world, it would be so for every married couple. In reality, many relationships end in divorce, and studies show there are often common reasons spouses in California and elsewhere get divorced.

Worried that property division will be a problem in your divorce?

When a California married couple has a high net worth, divorce can be quite complex. It is not uncommon for such cases to involve disputes about property division. This state operates under community property guidelines, meaning all marital property is typically split 50/50 in divorce.

Poperty division a main concern in Courtney Stodden divorce

California readers who also happen to enjoy reality TV shows may be among fans of Courtney Stodden and her now-former spouse, Doug Hutchison. The pair made headline news when they married in 2011. Three years or so ago, they separated. Stodden says they have finally settled property division issues are merely awaiting the judge to sign off on their final divorce papers.

Child custody issues California parents might face in divorce

When California parents decide to divorce, they must resolve numerous issues, including many that relate to their children. Like most parents, the court has children's best interests in mind, especially when ruling on child custody or support matters. In a typical case, a family court judge favors joint physical and legal custody, though it is not appropriate in every situation. 

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