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?
To start the process through this law office, you need to follow these three steps.
Sign the Retainer-ship agreement and Pay the Retainer-ship Fee.
You can download the copy of the retainer-ship agreement from HERE. The minimum retainer-ship fee for family law cases is $2500.00.