With the national divorce rate at around 50 percent, married parents in Orange County should also note that roughly 40 percent of divorces involve children. The end of a marriage with children does not only mean acclimating to a post-divorce single-parent life, but also finding a way to address the needs of the children with your ex-spouse. There are added parenting challenges following a divorce, but divorced parents in a joint custody situation should consider the benefits a co-parenting relationship could provide.
Readers of this Orange County family law blog may know that marriage gives legally joined partners certain rights the couple's community property. Generally speaking, between married people property may be classified as community property or separate property. While separate property is generally the property that people own before they marry, community property includes property acquired by either spouse during the marriage.