What is Legal Separation?

In California, couples do not have to file for Legal Separation in order to Divorce—one party can simply file for Divorce. However, some couples do not wish to file for Divorce and may file for a Legal Separation for a number of reasons. 1.   One's religious beliefs may not allow for Divorce. 2.   … Read more about What is Legal Separation?

What is an Annulment?

An Annulment voids the marriage as if it never took place. The similarity between an Annulment and a Divorce is that at the end of both processes, the parties can remarry. However, that’s where the similarities end. Divorce in California does NOT require grounds. Annulment in California DOES require … Read more about What is an Annulment?

Flat Fee Los Angeles Divorce Attorneys

Most Attorneys that practice Family Law or Divorce charge a retainer fee and an hourly rate to fully represent you. 'Full representation' means that the Attorney prepares all paperwork needed, communicates with the courts as well as any other Attorney involved in the case. Each time the Attorney … Read more about Flat Fee Los Angeles Divorce Attorneys

How to Address Property and Debt Division?

Property and Debt are addressed differently in each state.  In California we have community property laws as well as laws regarding debt acquired during the marriage, both of which impact Divorce.   There are 3 types of properties that are determined by the courts in a divorce or legal separation … Read more about How to Address Property and Debt Division?

How to Get Spousal Support?

Spousal Support, also called Alimony, is a specified amount of money given to a spouse at certain intervals, usually monthly, over a period of time, as part of a Divorce.  A Spousal Support award is based on a number of factors, some of which are:  an evaluation of each spouse’s income  the … Read more about How to Get Spousal Support?

How to Get Child Custody?

In California, there are 2 types of child custody, legal and physical custody. Legal custody allows both parties to be involved in major decisions such as those involving healthcare, education and religion. In addition, legal custody allows the parties to have access to medical and school records. … Read more about How to Get Child Custody?

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