Quick tips on Divorcing in California: If you are looking to divorce in California there are a couple tips that will help you along the way. First, you will want to have a general idea of what kind of divorce you are working with. Second, which jurisdiction your divorce should be filed in. Third, you and your spouse will need to determine how the property and assets will be divided. Fourth, depending on the duration of marriage you will need to see about spousal support. Additionally, if there are children involved issues such as support and custody will also need to be determined.
When divorcing in California there are several scenarios that may occur with your divorce. For instance, if you marriage is of shorter duration, under 5 years and no children are involved you may be eligible to file for summary dissolution. If you are eligible to file for summary dissolution this may be a faster way to have your divorce filed. On the other hand, if you are not eligible but you are able to reach an amicable agreement regarding all aspect of the divorce, this is known as an uncontested divorce. Furthermore, if you and your spouse are unable to agree on any issues involved in your divorce, this is known as a contested divorce.
When filing for divorce you will want to make sure you are filing in the correct jurisdiction. The jurisdiction the divorce should be filed in is where you reside. California has specific guidelines when it comes to residency. For further clarification you will want to consult with a family law attorney to help determine the appropriate jurisdiction for filing your divorce matter.
Community property will also help you and your spouse determine how to divide property appropriately. For instance, community property in California strives to divide property 50/50. The property and assets will be divided evenly that were acquired during the marriage. If property was acquired before or made separate you may need to provide the corresponding documentation in court. For clarification regarding divorce in Ca please call Yanez & Associates! Call 714-971-8000 to schedule an appointment to discuss the next steps in your divorce matter.