Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina, Chapter 1, first line
While happy families have their own variety, Tolstoy’s point is well-taken. An unhappy family situation tends to bring out the worst in people. And the old saying that no two people are alike takes a dark turn here. No two people will express their disappointment, anger, sadness at a faltering relationship in quite the same way. There are as many ways to react to a divorce as there are people getting one. Because of the great variety and complexity in a breaking relationship, Family Law also is full of complexity, variety, and contradictions and, ultimately, a judge who has to cut through it all and issue an order that no one is really happy with. It’s a tough process. Breaking up is hard enough to do without adding a court case on top of it.
The content on the Family Law site is designed to give you as much insight as possible into the actual Family Code. We’ve taken the actual statutes, broken them down and summarized them in plain English, trying to capture the core concepts that you need to know without overwhelming you with all the minute detail you can probably get by without. Remember that if you still have questions, we welcome hearing from you. Just jump over to our Contact Us form.