Over the years we’ve had many many people tell us that divorce is worse than death. And in some ways it is a death. It’s the death of an identity.
When people come together in a marriage, they create a third entity. He’s not who he was anymore, he now becomes what she adds to him. She’s no longer who she was, separate and apart from him, she becomes who she is with him. The two of them create this third relationship, and the success of the marriage, the longevity of the marriage, the durability of the marriage is a direct function of the amount of time that people put into cultivating, creating, adding to and enlarging that third entity. When that entity dies, when it is destroyed, when it is broken through a breach of trust or a horrible misadventure, it’s devastating. It’s devastating to the person who has put their everything into the relationship and it’s devastating to the children.
There is a legal divorce and there is an emotional divorce. The key is to understand that what you’re going through is different than what the legal process is. But you have to understand the legal process to be able to get through it. The purpose of our blog is to provide tools, education and information to people who are going through the crisis of a divorce.
How do you know if you need a lawyer? What are the proper forms to file to get a divorce started? Can you do it yourself? How much does it cost? What are the rules for fair fighting? What if your spouse is hiding money? What about the kids? What is collaborative law? Do you have to go to court? We’ve answered all these questions on our blog. Visit The Law Collaborative Learning Center for everything you need to know about divorce, child custody and related family law issues.
The Law Collaborative Learning Center is designed for information and entertainment purposes only. No attorney-client relationship is formed or intended. Attorney Ron Supancic suggests that you seek professional legal advice for your specific legal issues. This program is brought to you by The Law Collaborative Los Angeles, a Professional Corporation, registered with the State Bar of California.