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What are my Rights as a Wife in a California Divorce?

Husband and wife have the same rights in a divorce. This means that the laws with regard to divorce do not discriminate with regard to the sex of the parties or their roles in the marriage. California is a community property state. In this regard,real estate as well as assets and debts that were … Read more about What are my Rights as a Wife in a California Divorce?

4 Steps to an Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is one in which both parties agree to divorce and also agree on any issues they may have. An uncontested divorce is the best kind of divorce because it is less costly and tends to be less emotional. Couples who decide to divorce amicably discuss their situation in an … Read more about 4 Steps to an Uncontested Divorce

What Happens if the Spouse does not Respond to Divorce Papers in California?

When the spouse is served in a Divorce matter, he/she has 30 days to ‘respond’. Sometimes people confuse the ‘proof of service’ papers with the ‘response’ document. These two actions are not the same!A ‘proof of service’ is needed for all Divorce petitions. The ‘proof of service’ needs to be … Read more about What Happens if the Spouse does not Respond to Divorce Papers in California?

What is a Petitioner in a Divorce?

A ‘petitioner’ in a Divorce is the one who files for Divorce. In this case one spouse (the petitioner) will complete the information required on the ‘petition’. This is then filed with the court. Sometimes both parties file for Divorce and when this happens the first person who files will be … Read more about What is a Petitioner in a Divorce?

What is a Contested Probate?

A contested Probate may occur when heirs or beneficiaries do not agree.In California, when a decedent passes away without a Trust, assets may need to be distributed by a Probate.Probate is the process whereby the property or assets of a deceased person are transferred to heirs or beneficiaries.  If … Read more about What is a Contested Probate?

What is the Cost of a CA Divorce?

The first question on the minds of those who wish to file for Divorce is, 'What is the cost?'. Legal Action Workshop, a Flat Fee Law Firm, offers 2 prices, namely $725 or $999 depending on whether you have children and/or property or not.  However, there are other factors that may impact the price … Read more about What is the Cost of a CA Divorce?

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