Compassionate and Experienced Divorce Attorney in LA
That is why we offer compassion as well as legal knowledge and skill to the clients we represent facing this process. We are here to ensure that you understand your rights while providing the personal attention and counsel you need at every phase of the process. Through decades of experience, we know that every divorce is unique, with its own set of circumstances and challenges. That is why each must be met with an individualized approach aligned to your specific needs. Our aim is to help you resolve your divorce optimally yet as quickly as possible to help you retain the financial resources needed for transitioning to life as a single person.
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The Divorce Process in California
The divorce process in California cannot be completed until all issues pertinent to your case are resolved. Thus, divorce can either be uncontested or contested. When uncontested, these issues can be resolved between you and your spouse through discussion or negotiation, formalized into an agreement, and submitted to the court for approval. If you cannot come to an agreement on all of the issues, your case will be contested. This means you will need to proceed to trial in a family law court where the contested issues will be decided by the judge based on evidence presented by both sides.
These basic issues include:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- The division and distribution of community marital property and debts
- Spousal Support
California is a no-fault state which means that either spouse can decide to end the marriage without the agreement of the other spouse. Your spouse cannot stop the process by refusing to participate. Non-participation will lead to a “default” in which you will obtain a divorce decree without the involvement of your spouse.
California also offers a Simplified Divorce, referred to as Summary Dissolution. These are only available to those who qualify. Eligibility factors include having been married for less five years, not having children, restrictions on joint debt, community property, and more.
In order to file for divorce, either you or your spouse must have resided in the state for at least six months and in the county where you file for at least three months. Different residency concessions exist for same-sex couples based on where the marriage occurred and in what state the couple currently live.
The divorce process involves an exchange of financial disclosures to ensure fair and sufficient child support and spousal support and to achieve a proper division of community and quasi-community property and debt.
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At Sua Law Group, we know that divorce can be one of the toughest challenges you will ever face. Having a trusted and proven attorney throughout this journey is essential. Our legal team is here for you. We will do everything possible to help you get to the other side of the divorce process with the least amount of stress and the right amount of support. Learn more by contacting us for a free, initial consultation.
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