Allow Our Experienced Divorce Lawyers To Help You
Allow Our Expert Divorce Lawyers To Help You
Once you and your spouse have decided to separate permanently, it’s vital that you hire an Orange County divorce attorney who has your back. You need to protect your rights, provide for your children and their best interests and your assets. The experienced attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group, will make sure the divorce is handled with your best interests in mind.
Moving Forward with Your Life
When a couple decides they are no longer happy in their marriage and they want a divorce, it’s imperative that they both seek separate legal counsel that excels in divorce cases. Johnson Attorneys Group has the best divorce lawyers in Orange County with extensive knowledge of the complexities surrounding the dissolution of a marriage in California. When you are ready for professional help that will take the time to understand your needs and fight for you, call our divorce lawyers and get a consultation today.
Marital Dissolution Explained
The laws that apply to divorce, or marital dissolution, as it is often referred to in courts, are different in every state. Under California law, a spouse or domestic partner may file for a divorce for just about any reason by claiming the couple has “irreconcilable differences.” There are no guilty parties because California is known as a “no fault” divorce state.
By definition, a divorce is attained in court with a dissolution of marriage. It may sound simple, but when a couple divorces it can be very costly, extremely time-consuming and complex. Both spouses will become highly emotional as they go through the process of ending their relationship together and having legal help will allow you to process your feelings, while we handle the paperwork.
A divorce attorney can help you with:
- Divorce litigation
- The division of marital assets including financial interests, accounts, and real property
- Child custody
- Visitation terms
- Child support
- Alimony/spousal support
- Restraining orders
What Happens if the Divorce is Contested?
When two parties mutually agree to all aspects of the divorce it is considered an uncontested dissolution. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case and it is far more common for divorcing spouses to disagree on the division of marital property and debts, child custody, child support, and spousal support, in turn creating a difficult and contested divorce. This can be further complicated with any divorce proceedings that drag out and extend an already difficult process. Naturally, the longer it takes to finalize a divorce, the more expensive the legal fees will be and the harder it’s going to be on both people involved.
Contested divorces require many additional steps such as:
- The preparation, filing and service of the divorce petition. This is the legal document asking the courts to grant a divorce that states the grounds for the dissolution of marriage
- Hiring divorce lawyers
- Attorneys will gather information during the divorce discovery phase
- Pre-trial motions and hearings
- Settlements and negotiations between legal counsel involving child custody and visitation rights, spousal support, property division, etc.
- Family court trial
The uncontested divorce is much faster and the process is far less expensive. When both parties can come to agreement on all the terms of the divorce, a mutually agreeable resolution will make the most sense financially and emotionally.
Call (949) 942-8784 to request a private consultation with a divorce attorney.
Answers to Common California Family Law Questions
How Long Does A Divorce Take In California?
The laws around divorce in California are outlined very specifically and there are certain steps that must be taken in order to finalize a marriage dissolution. If both parties agree on everything and all the financial orders are laid out and dealt with, the dissolution can happen very quickly. Alternatively, a contested divorce could span the course of several years and involve multiple parties and mountains of paperwork...
Who Has To Pay Alimony Or Spousal Support?
Alimony laws in California can get complicated and it’s important that you understand the need for legal representation when discussing alimony or spousal support payments. There are many financial calculations and algorithms that are used to determine who has to pay who and how much. Alimony or spousal support is designed to help a spouse after a divorce or separation maintain the style of living they were accustomed to in the marriage....
How Does Child Custody Work In California?
Often times, spouses can work together on a child visitation arrangement or a child custody agreement. Many other times they cannot agree, and this is why there are custody laws in California. The courts are in the position to designate physical custody and legal custody, should the need arise and the parents are unable to make this decision for their family. In these cases the courts will need to weigh specific factors in determining which parent...