Sometimes divorce is necessary. In traditional church weddings ministers often say, “marriage is not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, soberly, and in the fear of God.” Divorce deserves the same recommendation.
When divorce becomes necessary, we can help. In California, a divorce takes at least 181 days (six months and a day). But the clock starts running, not when the petition for divorce is filed but when it is served to the respondent (the party that did not file for divorce) and a proof of service is filed in court. Then, the petitioner (the person who filed for the divorce) must make a series of financial disclosures. If there are minor children and property or debts acquired during marriage, the parties must also agree on custody of the children, visitation schedules, spousal and child support, and division of assets, before the divorce may be finalized.
As you Divorce attorney, we collect your information and documents, fill out all the necessary forms, make all court appearances, negotiate every agreement, litigate every disagreement, protect your rights and promote your interests until the divorce is final.