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What to Know About a California Divorce When You Are Part of a Special Population

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on May 14, 2015 in Divorce

This is the first post in a series I will be writing that will discuss various populations that often have unique needs or additional questions during a San Diego divorce. While no divorce is the same, the vast majority of couples have similar concerns when it comes to dissolving their marital union – child custody, property distribution, and spousal support. Over my next several posts I will be addressing populations, that are growing rapidly in California, who frequently require the service of attorneys but who have additional concerns regarding the divorce process.

During this series I will attempt to provide answers to the questions that I frequently come across from couples in the following situations:

  • When one partner is an undocumented immigrant and residing in the country illegally
  • Same-sex partners who were married in California and wish to divorce
  • Same-sex partners who were married in California but have since moved to a state that does not recognize their union as legal
  • Divorce when one partner has special needs or a physical impairment
  • Divorce when one partner does not have the mental capacity to participate in the divorce

I am writing this series to address the concerns of couples who are in unique situations and who frequently have difficulty finding answers to their questions. California is a state that is full of diversity, including persons from many different cultures, of differing sexual orientations, and persons with mental and physical disabilities. While the general laws of divorce do not change for these populations, couples in these situations often have specific concerns that are in addition to a “typical” divorce. Unfortunately, because most attorneys do not have to address these concerns with a high level of frequency, it can be difficult for persons in special populations to find the answers to their questions.

If you believe that you fit within a special population, and are ending your marriage, then contact our San Diego divorce lawyers today.

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