During a divorce, you and your spouse may not be able to decide on how to divide your property. While the fact is that California expects you to divide the value of your assets by 50%, the actual division of your property can be complex. You might hope to keep certain assets that your spouse wants to sell, or you may have assets that you don't want to allow your spouse to have that you both want.
No divorce is the same, but one thing can be said about them all: They will all result in changes. From changes in your personal life to having to adjust your finances, divorces impact you in a variety of ways.
Spousal support might not be something that you've considered asking for in your divorce. However, if you are the lesser-earning spouse, you have put a hold on your career or you just need some financial help as you become a single person again, then spousal support might be right for you.
Divorces with high-value assets can get messy, especially when it comes to dividing property such as retirement funds. You may be the main contributor to an account, but California's property division laws could still order a 50/50 split.
When a judge talks to you about a child's best interests, what they're referring to is the best actions for the health and happiness of your child. If you are speaking to a mediator, your attorney or others, they will ask what you believe will be in your child's best interests when deciding custody.