Are You Contemplating a Divorce?
Seeking a divorce can be a daunting process, especially when children and
property are involved. Emotional tensions can be part of almost any divorce, except in the most amicable separations. Disagreements and disputes can run high concerning how to split property, what kind of custody over children should be implemented, what kind, if any,
spousal support should be awarded. All of these issues have to be ironed out and agreed upon to complete the legal process of divorce.
If you are thinking about divorce, you may be worried about your financial future, the future of your children, and what affect all of this will have on their well-being, as well as your own. You will want a legal professional who is experienced and skilled at handling divorce cases. It is also essential that you choose to work with an attorney that can provide you with the support, consideration, and attention you need to get through the often-painful process of divorce. The founding attorney at our firm, Michael Burt, can fill those shoes. He focuses exclusively on family law and divorce cases and can provide the skilled and caring representation you need at this difficult juncture in your life.
California Divorce Process
The initial document that is filed with the court for a California divorce is a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. The spouse who files this document will request the court to end the marriage based on specific grounds for the divorce. Today, divorces are granted on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity. Irreconcilable differences are any grounds that make the marriage irremediable and impossible to continue.
California divorce law also provides for the "no-fault" divorce, which allows for a married person who wishes to divorce his or her spouse to do so even if his or her partner disagrees. It also provides for legal separations in which property is divided, child support is instituted, and other support granted, if needed. Talk to our firm for further information about any of these legal options for your situation.