Enforcing a custody order can be difficult when the other parent isn’t playing by the same rules or acting in good faith. Not just that, but it can be particularly difficult to enforce a custody order when the other parent decides to take the child outside of the boundaries of California. While we’ve previously discussed custody issues when the parent leaves the state with the child, what about when the parent takes the child out of the country?
Divorce is difficult enough, and Immigrants in California who are looking at an upcoming divorce have one additional anxiety to account for: the possibility of deportation. As they are not U.S citizen, a person’s immigration status could be up in the air after a divorce. Given the laws around marriage and citizenship status, this fear is not unfounded.
At the Law Offices of James P. White, our clients almost always ask “how long will my divorce take?” After all, an expedient divorce means less complications and less expenses. There’s no quick answer to this question however, and the duration of any individual divorce will always depend on individual factors.
Along with the emotional fallout and stress that comes with divorce, there are financial implications to think about as well. Cost of living continues to rise at a steady rate, and the loss of half or more of the family income post-divorce could prove to be catastrophic.