When contemplating divorce in California it is important to familiarize yourself with the laws surrounding divorce. Divorce laws will vary depending on the state of the filing. First, it is important to figure out what type of divorce matter you have. For instance, such as a contested divorce, uncontested divorce, or summary dissolution. The legal terms may seem complex at first but if you familiarize yourself little by little it will become easier to follow the process.
Uncontested divorces indicate that both parties were able to reach an amicable agreement regarding pertinent divorce matters. These matters can range from child custody, spousal support, division of property, division of assets, or visitation schedules. When the divorce is uncontested this will reduce the amount of attorney's fees.
On the other hand, if the two parties are constantly arguing and not seeing eye to eye this is known as a contested divorce. Both parties show that they are unable to reach an amicable agreement without court intervention. Contested divorces are often more costly then other types of divorces due to the additional litigation and amount of work that will go into the case in an attempt to reach an amicable agreement between both parties.
As mentioned earlier, their is another type of divorce, summary dissolution. Summary dissolution is not for everyone. Their are requirement that must be met for the parties to file for summary dissolution. For example, both parties must agree and must be married for fewer than five years. Additionally, their need to be no children involved in your divorce in order to file for summary dissolution.
Your local attorney can further clarify the divorce process in California for your. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations to discuss your matter with you. For further information regarding divorce and more please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation today!