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Child custody and prolonging divorce

Getting a divorce is difficult for most California couples, leaving many to spend long periods of time thinking about whether to follow through when they are unhappy in their marriages. It makes good sense for people to take their time making their minds up. When it gets to the point that a spouse moves out and a couple separates, it may be a good idea to not prolong filing when they have young children.

Children may get confused and worry about what is happening with their parents. When a couple spends months or even years living separately but not getting divorced, their children may believe their parents will reconcile.

Kids sometimes spend so much time worrying about their family situation that they don't spend the time they should on enjoying normal children's activities. While some people may decide to remain separated because of religious or other beliefs, those who do not hold such beliefs may be better off by going ahead and filing for divorces. This might help all of the family members to be able to move forward.

Whenever people share children, divorces will necessarily require custody and visitation decisions along with the other parts of their cases. With child custody matters, courts consider what is in the best interest of the children when issuing the orders. A person who is planning to divorce and who has children may want to get help from a family law attorney in negotiating a parenting plan that best serves the children's interests. In many cases, people are happier with agreements they are able to reach than with decisions issued by judges who may not be very familiar with the families.

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