Divorce can be one of the most stressful, confusing, and uncomfortable decisions one may make in their lifetime. The reason for the stress is not only on a personal level. The decision needs to take everyone and everything into consideration. Why are you choosing to divorce? Have you truly thought out this life changing decision? Who will be affected? It is important that the decision is not made on impulse.
In California, there is a six month waiting period before a divorce can be finalized. This is to ensure that both parties do not change their mind throughout the process. The six months allows both parties to truly examine their relationship and decision and ensure that they are making the proper decision.
If you are truly considering moving forward with divorce it is helpful to inquire with family members and friends who may have further knowledge on the divorce process. If you know someone who has recently gone through the process they may be able to refer you to a knowledgeable family law attorney in your area.
Many attorneys offer an initial free consultation to discuss your case, the process, and the rights you are entitled to. It is important to make sure you feel comfortable with the attorney you select and that there is a personality match because you will be working closely with the attorney throughout the entire divorce process.
California divorce law should be understood before filing for divorce. If you would like to speak with a legal professional please feel free to contact the divorce attorney in Orange County at 714-971-8000. Call today for your free consultation!