While California residents may experience financial and emotional consequences after a divorce, it is possible to recover from them. According to a survey from Fidelity Investments, it takes about five years for most people to feel as if they have recovered both emotionally and financially from the end of a marriage. Those who played a role overseeing a household's finances said it was easier to recover from the financial fallout of a divorce.
As soon as the new year starts, one of the first things that many California residents do is throw away their old calendar and put up a new one. However, this may not be the best move to make if a person is considering filing for a divorce and wants custody of their children.
Nearly every couple facing divorce wants to do so without a lot of drama. They want to keep their costs low and their heads down, and get through the process in the most amicable way possible, especially if they have kids. For these reasons alone, mediation is an attractive alternative to the traditional courtroom divorce, and it may be the first thing more couples consider now.