Co-parenting seems to be everywhere. People are sharing custody, taking vacations together and even taking turns living in the marital home so that the children don't have to go back and forth to different homes. Many California parents take pride in the fact that they continue to have a close relationship with each other after divorce in order to continue raising their children.
As a California father, you play a vital role in the life of your child. However, there could be a roadblock to your rights as a parent and access to your kids if the law does not recognize you as the father. Whether you wish to establish your role as a dad or you wish to formalize a verbal or informal agreement already in place with the child's mother, you have no time to lose in the protection of your interests.
The end of a marriage can be a stressful and emotional period, regardless of the age of those involved. However, if you are approaching the golden years, you could have additional concerns regarding the process and how it might affect your plans for retirement.
Property division is one of the most commonly contested issues in a divorce, and in an effort to better control what happens to marital property, one spouse may be tempted to hide certain assets. If you suspect that your soon-to-be ex-spouse is attempting to conceal assets in order to rob you of your fair share of assets and money, you can take certain steps to protect your financial interests.