In the long term, your divorce is likely to be beneficial to both you and your ex-spouse. In the short term, however, divorce is a stressful process that can take its toll on your physical and mental well-being. At the law office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates, we believe it is important to manage your divorce stress to avoid harmful physical and emotional effects.
Sometimes, couples come to a point in the relationship where one or both parties decide that it is time for it to end. California is a "no-fault" state, meaning one spouse can dissolve a marriage without the other spouse's consent, and that no reason needs to be given to do so. We at the Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates will discuss a little more about the details of divorce today, starting with the similarities and differences between a dissolution of marriage and a legal separation.
Californian parents have to decide what sort of custody arrangements they want for their family after the divorce. This can certainly be one of the most harrowing things to figure out, but fortunately, you don't have to muddle through it alone.
As you and your ex-spouse develop a parenting plan, your children's needs should be paramount. However, this can be difficult because each child's needs may be different.
As a Californian couple with children, you may be facing more hurdles than childless couples when it comes to dealing with a divorce. We at the Law Office of Stephen W. Penn and Associates are here to help as you traverse this difficult time.
Dividing California property and assets between divorcing spouses can be a complex matter. This is especially true if one of the spouses comes into a large sum of money after the couple separates but before the divorce is final. A Michigan man found that out to his detriment last week when the state Court of Appeals ruled that his ex-wife should receive half of his lottery winnings, which amount to more than $38 million.