The Divorce Process In California

If you are considering filing for divorce, or if you have been served with divorce papers, it is important to have skilled legal counsel on your side to help guide you through the divorce process in California. Attempting to navigate the law on your own can lead to unfavorable results, including the potential for a lengthy, expensive legal battle.

At Law Offices of Michelanne Hrubic, our attorney provides the knowledgeable family law representation you need during this difficult time. To schedule an initial consultation at our law firm in Riverside, call 951-888-1574.

Steps To Take When Going Through A Divorce

In California, you do not have to show fault in order to receive a divorce. In other words, you do not need to show grounds for ending the marriage, such as acts of adultery. You can file for a divorce citing "irreconcilable differences," even if the other party wishes to remain married.

The first step to beginning the divorce process involves the filing and serving of a divorce petition. You and your soon-to-be ex may then discuss temporary court orders to address issues concerning child custody, child support and spousal support. The next step is provide any information and documentation that may be relevant to the divorce proceeding, such as bank account information and any form of property that is subject to division.

After the above steps have been taken, the parties may choose to negotiate the terms of their divorce agreement. If the relationship has degraded to the point where negotiation is not possible, it will be necessary to take the case to trial. How long the process takes will depend on whether you and your ex can reach an agreement.

Contact Our Lawyer If You Are Going Through A Divorce

You do not have to go through the divorce process alone. We can help ensure that your interests remain protected every step of the way. Call 951-888-1574 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.