The prospect of going through a divorce is never easy, and if this is the situation you find yourself in, you are facing a difficult transition. Divorce is also, however, a complicated legal matter that amounts to the dissolution of a legal contract, and protecting your financial and parental rights is paramount. Turn to an experienced Salinas divorce attorney for the help you need.
Divorce is a challenging legal concern that will directly affect your future, and while your divorce will be specific to your circumstances and your family, but the basic terms remain constant, including (as applicable):
If you and your divorcing spouse share children, child custody and parenting time will likely be one of your primary divorce concerns. Child custody refers to both legal and physical custody. Legal custody determines who will be making major parenting decisions regarding your children’s lives, including those related to the following:
You and your children’s other parent can make these decisions together, but there are other options, including:
Physical custody addresses how you divide your time with your shared children. The primary options when it comes to physical custody include:
You have considerable flexibility when it comes to scheduling parenting time, but if you need the court’s intervention, you will likely receive one of its standard schedules.
Both parents are financially responsible for raising their children to adulthood, and child support is intended to help balance this support between both parents. State guidelines guide the calculation of child support in California, but the factors that are most determinative include the amount of time each parent has the children and each parent’s income.
Those properties and other assets that come to you while you are married are considered marital property, and because California is a community property state, these marital assets – or their value – must be divided between you equally in the event of divorce. Separate assets that you bring into the marriage with you and keep separate remain separate, but the line between separate and marital is easily blurred.
Spousal support is financial support that is intended to provide the recipient with the financial boost he or she needs to reasonably transition to financial self-sufficiency.
If you are facing a divorce, the trusted Salinas divorce attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, have the experience, drive, and legal skill to zealously advocate for your rights – in pursuit of your case’s most advantageous outcome that allows you and your family to move onto the better days ahead. We’re here to help, so please don’t wait to contact us for more information today.
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