Orange County California Divorce Attorneys
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Why Choose Moore Law For Children?
- Years Of Legal Experience with Divorces and Prosecutor Experience in a Boutique Setting
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- Committed to Competent and Compassionate Resolution of Challenges
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When adult relationships end, it can be a sad, difficult, and complicated time. This becomes a family law issue if there is a marriage, domestic partnership, or there are children involved. Handling the disentanglement of all of these issues can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be. At Moore Law for Children, our goal is to help you through this difficult time with dignity and grace with a focus on achieving your goals for your future life.
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We at Moore Law For Children understand that divorce is challenging and can turn your life upside down. This is why we are committed to providing competent and compassionate legal services. Our mission is always to act with the utmost compassion, care, ethics, and diligence. We are dedicated to guiding our clients through these complex legal matters during their time of need.
Our knowledgeable divorce attorneys possess an in-depth understanding of divorce law in California, and we are able to provide a level of commitment and personal attention that is unmatched by other law firms. We strive to educate our clients on their rights and options. We empower our clients to move forward towards a positive future for their families. And we do all this with the goal of excellence.
If you’re facing a divorce and have questions, our attorneys possess the legal skills, experience and compassion you need.
How do I get a Divorce in California?
In California, there are three main ways to end a marriage or domestic partnership: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. It is not required that both spouses or domestic partners agree to end the marriage in divorce. Either spouse or partner can decide to end the marriage and the other is cannot stop the process, even if he or she does not want a divorce.
California is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that the spouse that is requesting the divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse did anything wrong. The spouse asking for the divorce simply has to state that the couple cannot get along in what is referred to legally as “irreconcilable differences.”
Once you have decided how you want to end your marriage or domestic partnership, you need a plan to move forward. Considering how you are going to handle your case and speaking to a lawyer can help you protect your assets, save time and money, and develop a plan for your future as you proceed through the divorce process.
What’s The Difference Between A Contested And Uncontested Divorce In California?
When a couple can agree on how to divide their assets, it is considered an uncontested divorce. When the couple disagrees on any part of the division of assets, it is a contested divorce. The level of disagreement in a contested divorce can vary significantly as every divorce presents different considerations that the couple must agree upon.
In an uncontested divorce, the couple generally comes to an agreement on how to divide their marital property and split the time and responsibility of their children. An amicable and uncontested divorce is typically the simplest and most cost-effective type of divorce. It’s important to remember, however, that divorce proceedings can be complex legal issues and even the most uncomplicated of marriages can come with their challenges.
An uncontested divorce settlement involves intricacies such as whether children are involved, the length of the marriage, the couple’s income, the source of that income, and whether or not there is animosity between the two. Even in the case that you and your spouse are able to agree on all these matters, an uncontested divorce may not be in your best interest.
As the relations between spouses can and often do become volatile during divorce proceedings, disagreements may arise and extend the length of the process. In a contested divorce, it is imperative that you seek the legal counsel of a knowledgeable attorney to ensure that your divorce settlement is fair and considers your wishes.
How Long Does a Divorce Take in California?
The divorce process takes a minimum of 6 months from the date the person that is filing for divorce officially lets his or her spouse know about the divorce. The case may take longer than 6 months (particularly in the case of a heavily contested divorce) but it cannot be faster than 6 months. This is a mandatory waiting period required by California state law stating that no couple can be divorced in less than 6 months time.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost in California?
The national average for the cost of a divorce is about $15,000 but the California average is about $17,500. While the filing fee may only cost $435, you may end up in a court battle which can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
There is no way to tell how much a divorce is going to cost but knowing that there are a number of factors that go into calculating the cost can greatly enhance your ability to estimate the cost. Those factors include:
- Whether the divorce is contested or uncontested
- If children are involved
- What divorce method you have chosen