After my husband and I were married twenty years ago, we set up an irrevocable trust with all the property that we both own. In our minds, we figured we would be with one another into our senior years and up until the day we both passed away. But that didn’t happen. We ended up getting a divorce. But we needed to find a trust attorney in Los Angeles who could make changes to our trust. This can be done with the type that we have if both parties agree to the change.
It took us awhile to work out the terms of our divorce, At first, my ex-husband tried to fight me every step of the way. This was incredibly frustrating because he was trying to fight me for things that I had before I even married him. My dad left me property when I was in my twenties, and that property has nothing to do with my marriage or my husband. Back when we set up our trust, I never dreamed that it would one day be a problem. But getting a lawyer that really knows what he is doing helped with all that. Finally, my ex could see that he needed to back off and agree to balanced terms instead of trying to take things that he should not take.
Living on my own now has been interesting. I am slowly getting used to it. I’m not completely there yet, but I am getting there. Having never lived alone, it was hard to sleep in a bed by myself every night. It was hard to stay asleep at night when I would hear a bump in the night outside my house. And it gets lonely sometimes. But I also have a lot more time for friends and doing things that I want to, and that makes me happy.