Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyers
Here for You Every Step of the Way
In California, seeking a divorce can be complicated. Not only do these matters require that you fill out various forms and ensure you meet obligations and deadlines, but you are also dealing with an emotionally fraught situation that affects many factors of your life. Although the process may not be easy, having a lawyer on your side throughout can make navigating the complexities a bit smoother. An attorney can discuss your obligations and legal options, as well as the steps involved.
At Newman & Allen, our Rancho Cucamonga attorneys are sensitive to the emotional nature of divorce cases and will handle your matter with the care and confidentiality it deserves. We have over 40 years of combined experience and are well-versed in family law. While the processes of divorce matters might be similar, we also recognize that each is unique, and we will develop solutions for your specific needs.
What Are the Residency Requirements for Getting a Divorce?
Before you can file for a dissolution of marriage in California, you must ensure that you meet the residency requirements. You must have lived in the state for 6 months and in the county where you are submitting your petition for 3 months. If you don't meet requirements, you might need to seek a legal separation and then wait to file for divorce once you have been in the state or the county for the necessary amount of time.
What Is California's Divorce Process?
The first step in seeking a divorce is filling out the necessary forms. There can be many, especially if you need child or spousal support, child custody, and property division determinations.
Also, you must ensure that each document is complete and accurate before you turn it in to the court. The information contained can have profound impacts on the results of your case. Thus, it's necessary to have a legal representative look over the forms before you submit them. At Newman & Allen, our Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyers are detail-oriented and can thoroughly review your divorce papers to ensure there are no errors.
After you've filled out the forms, you must submit them to the court. Then, you must "serve" them to your spouse. This requires that an adult, other than yourself, delivers the documents. Once your spouse receives the papers, they have 30 days to respond.
The next step requires that you and your spouse provide your financial records. This is referred to as "disclosure" and is necessary to ensure that the court divides property fairly. Financial disclosure can be an arduous task. Our attorneys can help ensure that you've accounted for everything you owe and own.
If you and your spouse disagree on issues regarding the divorce, you must enter into negotiations. The process involves determining matters such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. This can be the most contentious step in the process, and it may be challenging handling negotiations on your own, especially when your emotions are heightened. At Newman & Allen, our lawyers are skilled negotiators and can work toward a favorable result for you.
If you're unable to resolve your case through negotiations, it may need to be taken to court. Our attorneys have litigated numerous matters, and we can cogently and persuasively present your arguments in front of a judge.
We’re Here to Protect Your Rights
At Newman & Allen, we understand the challenges of going through a divorce, which is why we will provide the compassionate guidance you need throughout your case. We will remain focused on your needs and best interests.
Proven Record of Results in Various Courts
Thoroughly Preparing Each Case for Trial
Over 40 Years of Combined Legal Experience
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