It is a huge relief to finally get a divorce settled with the appropriate parenting and spousal support agreements in place. A couple of years down the road, however, the settlement that you negotiated may need modification.
At some point or another we were taught to recognize the signs of domestic abuse. Images of black eyes, bruised skin and stitched cuts might flash into your head. The reality is domestic abuse is not limited to what the eye can see. Often along with the physical violence comes emotional and verbal abuse. Usually the relationship will start off normally and the abuser will often shower their victim with affection in an attempt to create a bond with and manipulate their partner. Emotional abuse can feel confusing, but there are certain characteristics that can help you determine if you are involved with someone who could potentially be an abuser.
The notion of a pending divorce can feel overwhelming to even the most steadfast person. Divorce brings a range of new challenges that all must be dealt with in order to finalize the process. If you are considering divorce, there are a few basic tenets of California divorce to keep in mind.