For many Californian couples, happily ever after never happens. Many couples manage to end their marriages in an amicable manner. In fact, it has become so common that more and more people think they can handle the process without legal guidance. If you and your spouse both wish to divorce and are considering navigating the process on your own, you might be surprised at how challenging it can be.
Along with the financial decisions, other issues to negotiate will include who gets the car, the dog, the kids, the house and more. If any children are involved, you must draft visitation and parenting plans. Making the wrong choices now can lead to litigation in the future. If yours is a high asset divorce -- and you were mostly uninvolved in the family finances -- a lot can be on the line, and you might be much better off in the end if you secure experienced legal counsel from the onset.