How to Get Divorce in California
A divorce case may have a long-lasting lasting effect on both spouse’s life. It involves Immigration laws, Property Rights, Child Custody Rights, Spousal Support Right, and Property Discovery.
In few cases, the Identification of the nature of property and custody of kids is essential. We practice family law assisting clients in what can be the most strenuous time of their lives.
We assist clients in matters involving divorce, custody and visitation rights, child and spousal support, division of property, pre and postnuptial agreements, restraining orders or domestic violence, guardianship, adoptions, and more.
We also assist clients with their post-divorce estate planning, including creating wills, trusts, health care directives, power of attorney and business succession planning.
Grounds for Divorce
There are mainly two grounds for divorce in California :
First: No-Fault Divorce
It is called divorce based on Irreconcilable differences.
You don’t have to prove anything to get the divorce. It is the most common ground for Divorce in California.
Second: Permanent legal incapacity to make a decision ( Incurable insanity)
The other ground for divorce in California is permanent legal incapacity to make a decision.
It is a scarce ground for divorce, and almost nobody uses this. You need Medical proof that your spouse was insane when the petition was filed-and remains incurably insane to use this ground.
Who Can File Divorce in California?
To file a divorce in California, you or your spouse must have lived in: California for the last six months, and Any of the California county for the last three months.
Where to File Divorce in California?
The divorce comes under state laws, so the local superior court would have the jurisdiction (ability to decide).
You can file the divorce in any county in California where you or your spouse is living for the last three months.
How to File Divorce in California?
We can help you to dissolve your marriage in California. We can help you with the mutual uncontested or contested divorce. Though majority of our cases are in Northern California, we have/had cases all over California.
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If you or someone you know has been going through the divorce process and needs help, please contact Law Office of Gopal Krishan directly at the link below to set up the time for a Confidential Legal Consultation.
As Part of TEAMWORK services, we can help you prepare or review the Marital Settlement Agreement even if you don’t want us to represent you in the dissolution of the marriage case. A Marital Settlement Agreement is an essential document in the Uncontested Judgment in divorce cases. You can also have the Marital Settlement Agreement…
As Part of TEAMWORK services, we can help you in the Preparation or Review of DVRO Forms. DVRO stands for Domestic Violence Restraining Order. You can still use this service even if you don’t want us to represent you in a Domestic Violence case. If you are sure that a Domestic Violence Restraining Order is…
As Part of TEAMWORK services, we can help you prepare or review Divorce Filing Packet. You can still use this service even if you don’t want us to represent you in the dissolution of marriage case. Finding the correct forms can be very tricky. In Family law, there are different forms for different purposes. Just…
What is Domestic Abuse?
Intentionally or recklessly cause or attempt to cause bodily injury. Sexual assault. Reasonable fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Molest, the attack hit, stalk, threaten, batter, harass. Disturb your peace or destroy your personal property.
It can be spoken, written, or physical ( California Family Code §§ 6203, 6320)
Respond to Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DV-110)
If you have been served with the Temporary Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DV-110), you MUST follow the court order even if you disagree.
You are NOT entitled to a free court-appointed lawyer.
You should respond to the Temporary Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DV-110) ‘before” the hearing date.
You have to be very careful in your response to Domestic Violence Restraining Order because anything you say or write can be used against you. If you do not respond on time, the court can order a PERMANENT Domestic Violence Restraining Order against you.
The Domestic Violence Restraining Order can last for up to five years. Custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support orders can last longer than five years, and they do not end when the restraining order ends.
How to Respond to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?
We can represent you in the Domestic Violence Restraining Order case. Though majority of our cases are in Northern California, we have cases all over California.
To start the process through this Law Office of Gopal Krishan, the very first step is to send us the copy of Domestic Violence Restraining Order. You can email that to Support@alliedlegal.us. Law Office of Gopal Krishan, will get back to you with the nest step.
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A Domestic Violence Restraining Order can result in actual jail, large fines, mandatory 52 week batterer’s treatment program, mandatory alcohol education classes, and other punishments.
If you or someone you know has been or may be accused of domestic violence, contact Law Office of Gopal Krishan directly at the link below to set up the time for a Confidential Legal Consultation.