In a divorce, a non-responsive spouse is often a good thing. This means that once a divorce is filed and the spouse is served, he/she does not file a response within the 30 day time period. As a result, the petitioner (or the attorney involved in the case) will enter a ‘default’. Once a ‘default’ is … Read more about When the Spouse does not Respond in a Divorce
The Unborn Child and Father’s Rights
When a father knows or suspects that his ex girlfriend is pregnant, he has legal rights—providing he takes certain steps. He can sign a Declaration of Paternity voluntarily stating that he is the father (this would be filed with the Department of Child Support Services) or he can file a ‘paternity … Read more about The Unborn Child and Father’s Rights
Is Agreement Necessary in Divorce?
Often people wonder if they can get a divorce when their spouse does not agree. The simple answer is ‘YES’! In California if you want a divorce, you will get a divorce. California is a ‘no fault’ state (most states in the union are ‘no fault’) and as such one does not have to prove fault in order … Read more about Is Agreement Necessary in Divorce?
In Pro Per Divorce
The term ‘In Pro Per’ simply means that a person who is filing for divorce does not have an ‘attorney of record’ for his/her case. An ‘attorney of record’ for a case means that the divorce attorney listed ‘fully represents’ the client. Attorneys that ‘fully represent’ for divorce typically do so … Read more about In Pro Per Divorce
Divorce—Where to Start?
When you’ve made the decision to divorce, your first step should be to arrange for a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney. The attorney will explain the following: Your legal rightsWhat is reasonable The divorce process Legal Rights: California has rules already in place with … Read more about Divorce—Where to Start?
Name Change Attorney by Phone
It’s nice to know that there is an easy way to change your name without the hassle of driving to a law office! Legal Action Workshop offers a quick and easy name change by phone! This means that all you have to do is show up at the hearing to receive your stamped approval of your name change. A … Read more about Name Change Attorney by Phone
How to Stop a Divorce after Filing in California
In order to stop a divorce once it has been filed, the petitioner would have to file a Request for Dismissal before the spouse (also called the respondent) has responded and prior to a judgment being entered. If the spouse has responded, then he/she would need to be served with the dismissal form … Read more about How to Stop a Divorce after Filing in California
New California Law regarding the Division of Pets in a Divorce
California just signed into law a new bill (Assembly Bill 2274) which will address the treatment of pets both during and after a divorce or legal separation. Beginning January 1, 2019 there will be an enhancement to the legal designation of pet animals. Whereas before this date, pets were considered … Read more about New California Law regarding the Division of Pets in a Divorce