If you are questioning whether it is time to file for a divorce you may need to conduct some research. Your research should consist of looking up divorce laws in California and finding out what your rights are. Furthermore, you may want to contact a legal professional to inquire what the process and duration of a divorce is. In addition, you will want to ask about the price and interview several attorneys to compare approaches and styles.
Divorce in California can be filed in a minimum of six months. This duration of time is known as the six month waiting period. This length of times allows for both parties to sort through personal issues and find out if divorce is really what they want. If you know someone who has recently gone through a divorce you may want to ask them how the process was for them. They may have some tips, or helpful insights regarding how to cope with divorce.
Additionally, it is important to keep your children's best interests at heart. This time period is stressful on the entire family and it is helpful to speak with your children regarding the situation. You will want to ensure that your children do not think that they are the cause of the divorce. Often times children may want to blame themselves for the marriage ending, by ensuring the children that the problems are between you and your ex this may help alleviate some of the stress experienced on their end.
For further information regarding divorce and family law please contact Yanez & Associates. Call 714-971-8000 for your free initial consultation!