When a couple is married, they generally work to support each other. This support can come in different forms, from emotional to financial and everything in between. However, when a couple decides to divorce, this support system is suddenly gone. Instead of being able to rely on their partner, divorced spouses must handle things on their own. When it comes to finances, however, the courts will not allow one spouse to be completely abandoned by the other.
It is not uncommon for an Orange County resident to encounter news stories about the national divorce rate. It seems that overall fewer couples are enduring the painful process of ending their marriages. One portion of the population, however, is still afflicted by a higher than average rate of divorce. This group includes those who fall into the low-income bracket.