Divorce and Coronavirus

All legal matters will be affected by the coronavirus--some more than others. As of March 23, 2020, the California courts have decided to restrict entry to only authorized personnel. This will last until June 22, 2020. Jury trials (criminal and civil) will be delayed for 60 days as will criminal and … Read more about Divorce and Coronavirus

Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Divorce?

Yes, you do need a lawyer when you are considering a divorce. The reason for this is that you need legal advice which can only be given by an attorney. A Flat Fee Attorney is Cost Effective for Divorce: You may be thinking that a divorce lawyer is too expensive. However, not all divorce … Read more about Do You Need a Lawyer to File for 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 filed … 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 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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