The end of a marriage is never easy, even when it's amicable. After all, even if you and spouse both agree on many issues regarding the end of your relationship, it’s still difficult to separate lives that have been joined. Once you make the decision to end your marriage, your next choice is deciding how. In California, you have two main options, those being divorce or legal separation.
When a marriage ends, there are difficult financial issues that need to be reconciled. Minor children require resources and spouses may not exit the union on equal footing. Finding a fair and balanced exit plan can involve difficult negotiations and litigation. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced Riverside County child and spousal support attorney.
Child custody and visitation arrangements are often one of the most contested aspects of any relationship disillusionment. Of course, this is understandable as most people want to continue to serve an active role in their child’s lives, even once their relationship with the child’s parent has ended. When it comes to visitation and child custody arrangements, each state differs slightly, although the primary focus of any court is the child’s well-being. What that looks like in practical terms, though, can vary.