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 filed … Read more about What Happens if the Spouse does not Respond to Divorce Papers in California?
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?
The simple answer is 'Yes, you might!' The award of spousal support is not based on whether your spouse has an affair or not. In essence, the courts do not even look at extramarital affairs in order to determine spousal support. California, like most other states, is a 'no fault' divorce state and … Read more about If my Spouse has an Affair, do I still Pay Spousal Support?
An 'uncontested Divorce' is simply a Divorce in which the parties agree to cooperate. If the parties have no issues, then they agree as to the Divorce process. If they have issues, then they will agree on all the issues and have the necessary paperwork prepared so that a court appearance would not, … Read more about Five Steps to an Uncontested Divorce
The question 'What if my spouse won't sign the Divorce papers?' is often asked, but few understand what it means! When a Divorce is begun, the petitioner will file a petition. However, this is not the start date of the Divorce! The Divorce begins on the date of service. 'Service' is a formal … Read more about What if Spouse won’t Sign Divorce Papers?
By attempting to Divorce without legal advice, you risk being stuck in 'Divorce limbo', having your Divorce paperwork rejected by the court or getting a settlement that is not legally appropriate. Here are 5 reasons why 'not getting legal advice' is bad for you: Without legal advice, you will … Read more about Don’t File for Divorce without Legal Advice
It is important to be aware that Divorce is not handled in the same way in every state. Often when searching for information online, the facts displayed are not state-specific. Here are 5 surprising Divorce facts that pertain to California: Divorce takes a minimum of 6 months and one day from … Read more about 5 Surprising Divorce Facts
For most people, Divorce is a 'first time' occurrence and as with any 'first time' experience, there are some things that you should know before you even start! Don't panic! There are already laws in place to handle almost every conceivable Divorce situation. Get sound legal advice from an … Read more about When it’s Divorce for the First Time