Divorce occurs in many marriages. Many people find that they are not compatible any longer and want to begin the marriage dissolution process. Family law cases often involve child custody disputes. In the state of California, often older children are allowed to give statements regarding whom they would like to live with as their primary custodian.
California is a community property state which means that marital assets are often divided 50/50 if there is not a prenuptial agreement in place. Divorcing individuals need to be able to provide their lawyers with the necessary information regarding marital debts, assets and other financial information. It is important for both parties to try to be amicable when dealing with legal issues. Child custody disputes can often become messy. Family law matters can take a while to sort out so individuals need to try to be patient and work with their lawyers to get a resolution that satisfies their needs.