Divorce

Collaborative Divorce in California

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s common to experience strongly held differences of opinion with your spouse. Even the most amicable divorce will face a skirmish or two. No matter how much you disagree on the important matters related to your divorce, however, finding a way to settle out […]

How Should I Reply to a California Divorce Petition?

In California, the divorce process starts by filing a Summons and a Petition for Dissolution,  Form FL-100, along with relevant attachments. The petition has a list of facts about the marriage and any requests to be decided by the court later.
For example, if the divorce involves children, a “Declaration […]

How Should I Tell My Spouse That I Want a Divorce?

If you find yourself in the challenging position of knowing that you want a divorce – but also knowing that your spouse likely has no clue – you may not know how to proceed. While nothing can make this heartbreaking task any easier, there are considerations that you can […]

California Family Code Section 2030 – Attorney Fee Orders

Family disputes can be expensive. Few lawyers work for free, and many divorces are complicated, requiring the use of expert witnesses, forensic accountants, and other professionals, all of whom charge fees for their work.
California lawmakers want to ensure both spouses in a divorce are afforded equal access to legal […]

What is a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in California?

The legal term “dissolution of marriage” simply refers to the ending of a marriage through legal proceedings. In other words, it’s the same as divorce, but a modern sounding term with a no-fault approach to terminating a marriage. Like most states, a divorcing couple in Los Angeles County can […]

What is a Mandatory Divorce Settlement Conference?

If you are going through a divorce in Los Angeles County, the chances are that your divorce case will not go undisputed. In rare cases divorces are undisputed, meaning that neither party argues about terms of the divorce agreement. This is the simplest, best case scenario, but it almost […]

What if My Spouse Won’t Grant Me a Divorce?

Understanding What Happens If Your Spouse Refuses To Sign Divorce Papers in Los Angeles County
If you seeking a divorce in Los Angeles County, some issues are obvious. For example, it’s no secret that going through the California divorce process is typically stressful and complicated. There have been numerous studies […]

What are the California Divorce Residency Requirements?

Understanding California’s Residency Requirements in a Los Angeles Divorce Case
Not everybody can file for a divorce in Los Angeles County. You must first meet the residency requirements. In order to get a divorce in California, at least one spouse must meet the California residency requirements.
This means that at least […]

Key Steps to Take when Divorce is on the Horizon

It’s a word that sends most people into emotional distress: divorce. If you believe that a divorce is your best option, it’s very important to take a few preliminary steps while you are preparing for the end of your marriage. First, you have to decide how to tell your […]

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