When a couple has been married for a significant period of time, they grow accustomed to a new lifestyle together. For many couples in Washington, that means living more extravagantly and enjoying things that would not be available without two incomes. However, if the marriage ends in divorce, one spouse may be expected to provide financial support to the other spouse to help him or her maintain that lifestyle.
Divorce cases as heard by courts in Washington and across the country can be contentious affairs. It appears that may not the case in the divorce proceedings between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.
When a couple divorces, one spouse may be entitled to child support payments from the other spouse. In Vancouver, there are a variety of factors that are considered before a child support amount is determined. Typically, however, parents do not begin making payments until they have been ordered to do so by the courts.
The number of things that can bring stress into a marriage is huge. Tension regarding kids, finances and job can wear on the strength of a marriage. Recently, couples in Washington and throughout the country watched as the separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver unraveled.