Not all celebrity divorces end up in ugly, drawn-out court battles, even when there are considerable assets to be divided. Particularly when there are children involved, many famous couples, like most regular folks, just want to end the marriage and move on with their lives.
It seems as though California should have been at the forefront of recognizing pets as the beloved family members they are for most of us when decisions have to be made about their fate in divorces. However, we're finally catching up to Alaska in how family law views them.
Actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have finalized their divorce in Southern California, three years after separating. While most of us don't have their kind of household income – two movie star salaries, after all – the limited details we know about their divorce do provide a blueprint for high-asset divorces in California.
Being an adolescent comes with a lot of challenges. Your teenage child is experiencing a lot of physical and mental changes that may be difficult for him or her to manage. When you and your spouse end your marriage, this adds another struggle for your teen.
You have likely heard people say that money leads to divorce more often than anything else. You probably assumed it was a lack of money that did it. One spouse has a gambling addiction, puts the family into bankruptcy and the other spouse leaves. That sort of thing.
Child custody and support are two of the most challenging aspects of divorcing with children. In the best case scenario, parents work together to come up with an agreement that meets the needs of everyone -- particularly the children. Once they reach an agreement, parents often feel a significant amount of relief. However, in some cases, child custody and support problems continue to occur.