File for Divorce in Placer County
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Deciding to move forward with a divorce is not only an emotionally complex
decision to make for yourself and for your
family, but it is also a legally binding one. Once a divorce proceeding begins,
you and your spouse will need to make difficult decisions regarding your
family, your children, your property, your assets, and everything else
in between. Due to the highly sensitive issues as well as the high-stakes
nature of these types of cases, it is not usually advised that you attempt
to resolve the issues on your own.
- Working with our attorneys means you can expect the following:
- Legal expertise from a Bar Certified Family Law Specialist and Certified Mediator
- Assistance with preparing division of retirement (we are one of the few
law firms that can do this)
- Representation experienced in dealing with litigants with personality disorders
like Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Legal counsel from an attorney who specializes in high conflict divorce
and family law matters
- Cost-conscious solutions and low-cost 30-minute initial divorce consultations
- Over 25 years of combined legal experience in various levels of court and
mediation handling Placer County divorce
Do You Need a Lawyer for Divorce?
When the time comes to end your marriage, you may be asking whether you
need an attorney to file for divorce. While it is completely possible
to file solo, it is highly recommended to speak with an attorney first.
The reasons may vary, but the laws surrounding issues pertaining to divorce
are complex. An experienced lawyer can guide you through matters such
as custody, support, and asset division. Unless you and your spouse agree
to everything, then these issues can become messy without proper guidance.
Even if you were to file for an uncontested divorce, consulting with an
attorney will help your interests remain protected. A lawyer can also
ensure that the information on any document you fill out is not overlooked.
If your spouse decides to hire an attorney, it is best to retain the services
of your own so that you are not battling a legal expert without proper
knowledge. Lastly, if there is a fear of domestic violence that will ensue
following the divorce, a lawyer can help protect you by obtaining a protective order.
How Myers Family Law Can Help
At our firm,
our attorneys have years of experience and can help with all types of divorce in California.
With the help of a skilled lawyer, you may be able to get through the
process more quickly and efficiently. Working with a lawyer can also help
ensure that your goals and needs are met. Our firm handles divorce cases
such as the ones listed below. Continue reading below to learn more about
the divorce process in California, particularly uncontested and contested
divorce in California.
What Are the Requirements to Divorce in California?
In California, you can file for divorce without needing to prove the other
spouse was at-fault. This is known as a “no-fault divorce. The only
reason you would need to provide is that there are “irreconcilable
differences” between the two of you. Furthermore, you would need
to state that there is absolutely no chance that you and your spouse can
reconcile and live together as a married couple.
Fault can be considered in some cases, such as deciding on child custody,
child support, or alimony. An “at-fault” spouse may be one
who has had a history of habitual drunkenness or cruelty to the point
where it was no longer tolerable for you. That spouse may not be able
to receive an ideal custody arrangement or alimony settlement.
Finally, there is a minimum residency requirement. You or your spouse must
have been California residents for at least six months. You should also
be a resident in the county where you are filing for divorce for at least
three months before the judge can grant the divorce. If you have any questions
about the requirements for divorce, please contact us. We serve clients
throughout Placer County, as well as Sacramento County and El Dorado County.
Devoted to real results that protect your interests for the long-term. Call us at (916) 634-0067 and
request your consultation today