Divorce | San Diego Family Law Blog
Divorce and custody disputes can be contentious and emotionally charged. It is not uncommon for one spouse to make threats against the other. The first thing to know is these threats are often empty, with no legal validity in most cases. The other thing to know is making threats against the other party to get what you want in a divorce can leave you open to sanctions by the court.
Getting back into the dating scene is difficult after a divorce, especially if you start taking a hard look at your romantic relationships and your finances. You probably have lingering anxiety about mixing your property with another person, especially if you still have legal obligations to your ex, such as alimony. Even if you do not get married again, your new partner can be negatively impacted by these payments.
No one plans for their marriage to end, but when you do decide to get a divorce, you will want to be as prepared as possible. Walking into a divorce without a clear understanding of your finances or legal obligations can lead to a difficult, draining process. By collecting the right documents, planning for custody, and determining how to deal with leftover debt, you can ensure that your divorce goes much more smoothly than otherwise.
After a divorce, one of the biggest difficulties you face is understanding how to do your taxes. You may need to update your legal name, change your filing status, understand the new nationwide rules for alimony payments, figure out who can claim dependents, double-check your withholdings, and fulfill other requirements at both the state and federal level.
Going through a divorce is always difficult, but it can be especially trying during the holidays. You may still be living together, still have to discuss your divorce with your children, or have to put up with a million questions from family members. Once you add in hurt feelings or looming financial issues, your holiday season can go from a joyful occasion to an utter nightmare. But there are ways to keep your upcoming divorce from ruining the holiday spirit.
Over the past half a century, the stigma around divorce has begun to lessen as couples become more and more accepting of their individuality and personal needs. For a long time, the elderly seemed to push against divorce trends, and many of us would applaud older couples for sticking together for so long. However, it seems that the divorce rate has finally started to catch up with seniors, which may have serious financial ramifications for them.
Divorce can be a messy and challenging process, even when the spouses are on good speaking terms. The division of assets, custody of children, and other aspects of divorce can cause contention and be very difficult to manage on your own. For many, the solution is to hire a lawyer and work the divorce through court proceedings—which is considered an “adversarial” method of resolving a divorce. But there is often a better solution: mediation.
International laws surrounding divorce can make the process more difficult for couples living in two separate countries. Many San Diego residents got married while oversees or met their spouse in another country before returning to the United States. When their relationships break down and they separate, one partner may return to their home country or move elsewhere. This has led to some confusion about how to file for a divorce when one partner lives in a separate country or the marriage was officiated outside the United States.
Facing the prospect of a divorce is never pleasant – but it can become even more emotionally trying when the divorce has many issues to resolve. Thankfully, you have an option called a “bifurcation divorce.” The word “bifurcation” means to split or divide. It essentially “splits” the issue of marital status (or other matter) off from the other matters in a divorce, allowing you to be granted single status while the other matters are negotiated or litigated separately.
No one hopes that a marriage will fail – but they do. You may be trying your best to keep your relationship together for the sake of your children, or because you once had a great marriage and you are hoping that with counseling or pure persistence, you can still make it work. In fact, some marriages are doomed for failure, and according to psychological experts, there are six signs that a divorce is on the horizon.