Looking to File an Uncontested Divorce?
In California, an uncontested divorce or "no-fault" divorce is based on irreconcilable differences, which means that the marriage has broken down with no hope of ever being remedied. Because of the lack of time-consuming litigation, an uncontested divorce generally moves through the court system much more quickly, with less expense.
In an uncontested divorce, the party who files for divorce is called the Petitioner and the other spouse who answers the petition is called the Respondent. To be eligible for a divorce, one or the other of the spouses must have resided in the state for the last 6 months and in the county of Los Angeles for the last 3 months, if that is where the divorce is to be filed. In addition to this, a 6 month waiting period exists after an Answer is filed with the court by the Respondent.
A Summary Dissolution of Marriage is allowed in California, which is a simplified divorce. This is a quick and inexpensive way to dissolve a marriage when the parties qualify. In this type of easy divorce, both parties file a Joint Petition to end the marriage, wait 6 months, file documents for a judgment, and are granted a divorce without a hearing.
To find out how you can obtain an uncontested divorce, it is important to consult with the reliable attorney at our firm about your particular circumstances. Attorney Michael Burt can guide you through the process with as little stress as possible.
Personalized Attention for Your Case
If you need legal assistance completing an uncontested divorce, you may wish to seek the legal services of a reliable and knowledgeable divorce lawyer. We recommend that you consult with the Law Offices of Michael D. Burt to discuss your divorce situation. Our firm is dedicated to helping individuals and families throughout the Los Angeles area with all of their divorce and family law matters. Our founding lawyer focuses exclusively on this field of law and is extremely knowledgeable and skilled in handling divorces, whether contested or uncontested.