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California court answers question about separation before divorce

The events that precipitate divorces can play out quickly or may develop over long periods of time. A single event may be enough to tear Stockton spouses apart; nagging issues between a husband and his wife may also slowly deteriorate a long-term relationship. Whether their relationships end quickly or over time, many couples endure periods of separation before finalizing the ends of their marriages.

Can mediation be used to settle a child custody matter?

Having children can change the way that a Stockton couple may approach its divorce. Without kids, a couple may look for an efficient way to end the marriage. With kids, however, the couple may find that its desire for efficiency is trumped by the need to engage in careful and sometimes lengthy negotiations over the kids' well-being.

Legal professionals can help you get the child support you need

Addressing any legal matter in a California court can be intimidating. Family law matters can be especially daunting due to the many personal and emotional issues that attach through the bonds between spouses, children, and parents. Attorneys who work in the family law discipline may be effective assets for individuals who have to deal with legal matters related to divorce, child custody, and child support.

The timing of a divorce can impact post-marriage support

They are two popular entertainment celebrities who have seen their respective star powers reach incredible heights over the last several decades. With three children and an apparently comfortable lifestyle in California, actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck may seem to have the relationship of other people’s dreams. However, even this high-profile couple has not been immune from a situation that grips countless marital partnerships each year: Garner and Affleck recently announced that they will divorce.

Must I stick with a mediator through my whole divorce?

Divorce, whether through a courtroom hearing or a mediated session, can be stressful. In either arena, a Stockton resident may feel as though he is fighting with a system that does not meet or that perhaps does not fully understand his or her needs. When a divorcing party feels stuck and wants to approach the divorce from a different angle, he or she may desire to make big changes to the divorce process.

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