A 'response' to Divorce doesn't always mean that you will need to go to trial. Your spouse may respond for a number of reasons: Your spouse may think that he/she needs to 'respond' because the service documents include a blank 'response' form. If there are no issues and the parties are … Read more about When your Spouse Responds to Divorce
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
Many people are confused when it comes to 'temporary orders' and 'permanent orders'. When a Divorce is filed, the parties may need or want 'temporary orders' while the Divorce proceeds through the court. A Divorce may take more than a year to get to the trial phase (if the parties are not in … Read more about Divorce and Temporary Orders
In California, Divorce and Annulment are very different legal matters. Here are five main differences: The most often used legal ground for Divorce does not have to be proven but simply stated i.e. 'irreconcilable differences' which simply means that the parties do not get along. 'Incurable … Read more about Divorce or Annulment?
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
Most people want to know how long it will take to finalize a Divorce in California. The answer to this question is not simple. In California the minimum time frame is 6 months and 1 day from the date of service. However, this is not the maximum time frame. There are a number of factors that … Read more about How Fast can a California Divorce be Finalized?
If you find out that your spouse is not divorced from a previous spouse i.e. committed Bigamy, you can: File for Annulment as Bigamy is a legal ground for Annulment If a Divorce is in progress and not completed, your spouse could complete the Divorce then you could remarry if desired If … Read more about Action Steps if your Spouse Committed Bigamy
Why do people remarry when not Divorced? Bigamy (marrying when not divorced from a previous spouse) is illegal and can happen for a number of reasons: Mistaken beliefs: People mistakenly believe that the 6 month 'waiting period' for a California Divorce means that 6 months after filing for … Read more about Marriage when Spouse is Not Divorced