Divorce Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Divorce in Southern California

If you are considering divorce, you probably have questions which you need to have answered before taking the first steps. A Pasadena divorce attorney can help you understand every aspect of divorce and how you can expect your case to progress. Below are answers to some of the most common questions our clients ask.

Is it necessary to go to court to get a divorce?

Marriage is a legal contract, and in order to get a divorce, you will have to go before a judge who has the authority to preside over divorce proceedings. In an uncontested divorce, you and your former spouse will work out the details of matters such as property division and child custody between yourselves and present the arrangements to the judge to make it official. If you and your ex-spouse are involved in a contested divorce, you can expect your time in court to be significantly longer, as the judge will likely have to make rulings on the important issues involved in your case.

How long will my divorce take?

By California law, there is a 60-day waiting period between the date when you file for divorce and the day your divorce is finalized. If it is necessary to engage in litigation over asset division, relocation of children or spousal support, among other subjects, the final settlement may occur much later than 60 days. An effective divorce attorney can help you speed up the process.

How will our property be divided?

The court will attempt to divide your marital property as equally as possible. You can argue that you deserve a greater share asset division or that you should be awarded certain items, but the success of any argument depends on careful preparation and how well it conforms to California divorce law.

Call on The Graves Law Firm Today

Come to The Graves Law Firm with any questions you have about divorce. Whether you are considering filing for divorce or if you need assistance resolving difficulties between you and an uncooperative former spouse, the firm can help you find the best strategy for achieving you goals. When you work with an attorney who has a thorough understanding of every aspect of your divorce, you increase the likelihood that you will reach a fair settlement with as little stress as possible.

Contact a Pasadena divorce attorney to find answers to questions about your divorce.

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