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What if my former spouse is undermining my parental rights?

The end of a marriage can bring out significant conflicts between the two parties. It is not easy to reach decisions about important child custody issues, and sometimes, these disputes can carry over long after the divorce is final. For some California parents, they may find that issues with their former spouses can continue to affect their custody arrangements and their parental rights.

Parental alienation and interference are threats to your rights as a parent and your relationship with your children. If your former spouse refuses to abide by the terms of your custody order, robbing you of your rightful time with your children, you have options. You do not have to sit quietly by, but you may take the necessary steps to fight for your interests.

Know what separates legal separation from a divorce

When a married couple decides that the relationship is over, they have the choice to move forward with a divorce or arrange to live separately. For some California couples, immediately moving ahead with a divorce is not possible, but simply moving out could leave both parties vulnerable to complications. In this situation, drafting a legal separation agreement could be beneficial. 

Legal separation functions much like a divorce does, but the separated couple will remain married. Having a formal agreement can make the time of transition easier, but it can also allow both parties to ensure the protection of their property rights and financial interests.

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Can I Get Legally Divorced Before All The Details Are Finalized?

There's no question that divorces take time, especially when there are contested or complex issues that can take years to resolve. Even spouses who agree on just about everything can still be hamstrung by a single issue such as division of a business or custody of a child.

Making divorce a smooth transition to single life

For a lot of unhappily married people in California, divorce is the end of an error. In most endings, there is always a touch of sadness, but if your marriage has been a source of drastic discomfort for some time, you will more likely be sighing from relief than crying from heartbreak.

If, on the other hand, most of the years you spent with your spouse were happy ones, you will probably experience a gamut of emotions -- everything from sadness, grief and anger to finally accepting that your marriage or partnership is has run its course -- whether that is a few months or many years. 

Prepare your finances for divorce

Separating you and your soon-to-be ex's finances during divorce can be tricky. This is especially true if you have been together many years or if there are some high-value assets that the two of you share. When divorce seems inevitable, there are steps that you can take to make the division of your finances easier. Staying ahead of the process will smooth the transition and keep the division fair and equitable.

As long as you don't jump the gun with changes or leave yourself in the dark about your finances, you can prepare your finances for divorce with ease. By the end of the process, you may find yourself even better prepared than you expected to tackle big financial questions.

Managing Child Relocation After Divorce

When economic considerations require a move, it comes time for parents to revisit their custody plans. However, an open doorway to one parent will often feel like a closed door to the other when "frequent and continuing contact" with the children becomes no longer economically feasible after a move.

Three ways to help your teen while going through a divorce

As moody and uninterested as teens can be, they thrive in their daily routines. Your teen might act like they don't want to talk about their feelings. They might spend their day glued to their phone. Going to the beach with friends is a priority. Don't forget that their interactions with you are important, too.

Remind teens that you are divorcing your spouse, not them

Is There Difference Dealing With High Asset Divorce?

Divorce can be a contentious, time-consuming and often complex process. High net worth divorce compounds those complexities. With more assets to divide, it can take more time to reach a fair and reasonable divorce settlement, although prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements can help simplify the process.

How Can I Maximize a Successful Mediation Experience?

The most important thing to remember about family law mediation is that it is not an adversarial process. Mediation is the time to focus on solutions, compromise and resolution. Mediation isn't about resolving every issue, although it's a great opportunity to try to resolve as many as possible. When there's serious disagreement, some issues can't be negotiated and may require court intervention, but at least you can save money by settling what you can.

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