There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration when a family law judge in Lake County decides whether or not to award some spousal support in a divorce settlement. The length of the marriage, job outlook for each spouse and income, among other things may all be used in determining a person’s legal obligation to support their former spouse after a divorce.
In Lake County, as well as in numerous other counties throughout the U.S., the child support system is considered by many to be over-burdened. This, in conjunction with other factors, can make support enforcement difficult. Often parents must go through multiple hearings and still may never see any action on delinquent payments, leaving many feeling wronged by the system.
For couples in Lake County, and throughout the U.S., the asset and property division process can often be one of the most contentious aspects of settling a divorce. Going into negotiations for dividing marital property, it is not uncommon for one or both spouses to have an idea of what they want or feel they are entitled to. A difference of opinion on these issues, in addition to the emotions that are often at play at the end of a marriage, it can be difficult to convince parties to cooperate with each other and concede things when necessary.
In Lake County, as well as in other localities throughout the U.S., even the longest running couples may eventually decide that they no longer work together as a couple. While a couple can choose to simply separate and begin living apart, it is not made legal until the necessary documents are filed and approved by a family law court.