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Property division an important issue in California divorces

Readers in California may be interested to learn about the divorce filed by former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., against his estranged wife. The couple has been married since the early 1990s. Recently, they attempted court-ordered mediation to determine issues such as property division and child related matters, but that effort appears to have failed.

Types of visitation judges order in child custody matters

Most parents want to spend as much time with their children as they can despite their relationship with the other parent. In considering child custody matters, California courts typically agree that children need both parents in their lives. Even when parents share custody or have joint physical custody, it is sometimes difficult for that time to truly be 50/50. After awarding primary physical custody to one parent (the parent with whom the children live the majority of the time), the court then awards visitation for the other parent in one of the following forms.

High asset divorce benefits from changing social mores

Nelson Rockefeller faced an uphill battle as a presidential candidate in the 1960s due in part to the fact he was divorced. For many years, people in California may recall, many Americans thought that divorce, whether a high asset divorce or one of more modest means, was morally unacceptable. Of course, this has changed over the years. Now, nearly two-thirds of all Americans are okay with people having gone through a divorce.

Alimony in California is important for many ex-spouses

It is a story that many have heard before, a person feels badly about asking for the money that they are entitled to at the end of a marriage. This leaves that individual broke and scared. This is what one woman is warning readers in California and elsewhere about alimony after her two divorces left her with no money and frustrated.

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