Going through a divorce in California can be difficult both emotionally and logistically. Between property division and child custody, there are a lot of issues to sort through when a married couple parts ways. Bringing every dispute in front of a judge and making the details of a split a public court record can make a difficult situation even worse.
California resident Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt, and she is asking for sole physical custody of the couple's six children. Obtaining sole custody, rather than joint custody, is becoming increasingly rare in divorce cases. In fact, many states have enacted shared parenting laws that make joint custody the default ruling.