Divorce

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.
If you have decided to take this life-altering step in […]

Will I Get Deported Because of My Divorce From a U.S. Citizen?

As if divorce weren’t a sufficiently difficult and complicated time in your life, for many people, that difficulty is exacerbated by the impact of divorce upon their immigration status. For non-citizens who are legally in the United States but are divorcing their U.S.-citizen spouse, that divorce can raise many questions […]

What Is a Gray Divorce in California?

Some couples divorce very early in their marriages. The average age of someone going through their first divorce is around 30, after 8 years of marriage. However, other people divorce much later in life as they are approaching their retirement years. Divorce for older people is commonly called “gray […]

How Social Media Can Affect Your California Divorce

Understanding Social Media Use and Divorce Cases in Los Angeles County
We live in a world which has been profoundly impacted by social media. Twenty years ago, social media didn’t exist; today, 81 percent of the US population uses one form of social media or another. Especially in media-savvy Los […]

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