It's Divorce Month: Tips For Your California Divorce

Did you know January is being termed National Divorce Month? That's right. More California divorces are filed in January than any other month. Most likely, couples who have been unhappy for a long time, decide to wait until after the holidays to move forward. Then, the holidays are so grueling for unhappy couples, they propel a rapid rush to the Family Law Clerk come January. Contact Linked Investigations for your California divorce investigative services.

Make sure you aren't so rushed to file for divorce that you forget about the little details that can help your divorce proceedings move more smoothly.

Pay attention to the details when you're ready to file for divorce

Kids first. If you have children, their well-being must come first. Let their best interests drive your thoughts, words and actions as you move forward. In many cases, the most raw emotions - anger and hurt - can be raring to make your soon-to-be-ex's life miserable. Try to keep life as consistent as possible and keep children in-the-dark about the intimate details that can be damaging and are nobody's business but your own. The healthiest thing for children is to have a loving relationship with both of their parents.

Concerned for your children's well-being when they are with your ex-spouse? If so, consider hiring a private investigator. We can use a range of investigative services, including background checks and surveillance services to get the evidence you need to make sure the child custody and visitation orders reflect your children's welfare.

The money. In cases where the feelings are mutual, and both parties are interested in an amicable divorce, division of money and property can be fairly straightforward. However, that is rarely the case. California is considered a no-fault and community property state, which means a California divorce will divide all of the income(s) and assets right down the middle.

There are a few ways a private investigator can help you with a California Divorce:

Asset Search. Even if your spouse has a credit card in his or her own name, you can be held responsible for the debts. Equally, if your spouse made an investment or purchased property you don't know about while you were married, you are entitled to half of it. If you suspect your partner hasn't been entirely honest regarding the finances, our asset search services can help you understand the big picture before you file for divorce.

Surveillance Services. If your spouse works in a trade or a type of business where he or she can be paid under the table, surveillance services may come in handy. Surveillance services can track their work activitiy to show that your spouse is working more than he or she claims on paper, which can help to increase your child support and/or alimony payments.

Hire a private investigator before hiring a divorce attorney

We recommend speaking to a family law and child custody investigator before speaking with a divorce attorney. You can save money in legal fees by having relevant paperwork in order before you meet with them. We can also make sure you serve divorce papers to the letter of the law so an oversight on your part doesn't result in delays.

Contact Linked Investigations to speak with a licensed private investigator about the ways our investigative services can help with your divorce and child custody. Our first consulatations are always Free.

California Divorce Investigative Services: Linked Investigations. Mike Garroutte, P.I. 877-464-5374

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January 1, 2014
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