Common Questions About Divorce
Rancho Cucamonga Family Lawyer Providing the Answers You Need
When seeking a divorce, it is not unlikely that you have a lot of questions. For a lot of people, this is the first time that they are dealing with this area of the law - and even for those who have experienced a divorce previously, it is not unlikely that many of the nuances were never made clear. If you are looking for answers from a qualified professional, we encourage you to consult with a
Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney from Cho, Sheasby, Chung & Ignacio, LLP as soon as possible. We have vast experience with divorce and we are prepared to help our clients in every way possible as they seek the dissolution of their marriage. Some of the most commonly asked questions include the following:
- Are there requirements to filing for divorce in California? The state of California is actually pretty lenient when it comes to filing a divorce - you will find that while there are requirements, they are not rigorous and most couples will qualify. For example, you will need to have been legal residents within the state for a minimum of six months prior to the filing.
- What are the accepted grounds of divorce? In California, divorce may be filed based upon either irreconcilable differences which led to the irremediable breakdown of the marriage or what is determined to be incurable insanity.
Will the mother always be the one to get custody? Not at all! While traditionally, courts favored giving mothers'
custody over fathers' custody, this viewpoint is considered archaic. Most courts recognize that children benefit from having constant interaction with both parents and will instead look for a more balanced approach that looks out for the best interests of the children. In many cases, joint custody is favored over other extreme custody arrangements.
How long do child support payments have to last? If one party is determined to have to pay for
child support, they will have to pay up until the child either turns 18 and has graduated from high school or up until they turn 18 years of age. This does not apply to children who are legally deemed to be disabled as a different set of laws will then apply.
Which is preferable - contested or uncontested divorce? If it makes sense, it is usually easier for petitioners to seek an
uncontested divorce. By pursuing this path, people can avoid the costly litigation that is involved in traditional and
contested divorces. Instead, they can work together out of court to determine arrangements - keeping the power instead of handing it over to a judge.
- Why should I hire a divorce lawyer? Since a divorce is such a personal matter, many people are reluctant to bring in the help of an attorney. Avoiding hiring a lawyer, however, is a mistake. Divorce is complex and involves strict timelines and complex paperwork. To ensure that the divorce process proceeds smoothly and that your rights and those of your family are protected, it is highly important that you get an experienced lawyer on your side.
Contact a Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney!
If you would like to learn more or if you have further questions, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact our firm today. We have vast experience handling family law related cases and we are deeply compassionate to the issues that can stem from handling a divorce case. Contact us today to schedule your initial case consultation to discuss your situation in further detail.
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