There are many people who got through divorces in California each year. Going through a divorce is not a very fun experience for most people. It can be emotional as their marriage is ending and usually it does not end because people are happy with each other. During this emotional time when personal animosity is running high, it can be difficult to make the important decisions the couple must make, but it is something they must do.
During a marriage in our state, couples handle their financial situation based on what makes the most sense for their family. Sometimes, one spouse may work and earn the majority of the income, while the other stays home with young children. Other times, both spouses work and earn similar amounts of money. Even spouses who both work though, may earn different amounts of money. Couples also may maintain everything they earn in joint accounts, or they may also have separate accounts.
Some marriages can end without involving the courts. Others, especially those involving complex assets, require a more litigious approach. One of the most common reasons we see divorce cases go to court is one spouse hiding or cutting off assets to give themselves an unfair advantage.