Many working couples spend a large part of their day away from home and each other, yet their marriage works just fine. During the coronavirus pandemic, however, spouses were forced to see each other 24/7. In some cases, people had little interaction with the outside world. When faced with isolation and fear, some couples grow stronger while others watch as cracks in their relationship seem to grow each day. As we recover from the recent public health emergency, will COVID-19 divorce become more common? Continue reading
Monthly Archives: June 2020
I Just Moved to California. Can I File for Divorce?
For some couples, a change of scenery might help their marriage. Unfortunately, the move to California didn’t help Anya and Gregory. After only two months, Gregory moved out of their new home. As he had done through most of their marriage, Gregory left the details and heavy lifting of their divorce for Anya to work out. However, Anya learned there might be a problem the day she called the clerk’s office to ask about filing procedures. California law sets out a residency requirement for people who want to file for divorce. Continue reading
How to Prepare for Your Final Divorce Hearing
After six months of waiting, and possibly longer depending on your divorce, it’s time to finalize your divorce. In California, you may or may not have to appear in court. Since going before a judge can be a tense experience, you may feel better if you prepare for your final divorce hearing beforehand. Continue reading
Can I Change My Child Custody Arrangements?
Melinda and Josh had moved on, literally, after receiving their final divorce order. They each moved to new homes and both eventually started new relationships. Each parent developed new hobbies and interests they wanted their three children to enjoy. But they soon learned that changes in one divorced parent’s life can affect a child’s relationship with the other. Melinda and Josh found it more difficult to stick to their child custody arrangements but agreeing on new schedules seemed impossible. Like many other divorced parents, they needed to review and change their child custody arrangements. Continue reading
The Effect of Bankruptcy on Divorce
Daniel and Miranda’s biggest arguments revolved around money. As their debts piled up, creditors called daily and their relationship suffered. They reached a certain point where they began to consider filing for bankruptcy and filing for divorce. However, they needed to consider the effect of bankruptcy on divorce before taking any action. Continue reading