San Bernardino Divorce Lawyer
If you plan to file for divorce in California, expert legal advice is essential. For most people, a divorce may be the biggest event in their life, both emotionally and financially. Common issues that will need to be addressed in the divorce process include division of property and debts, spousal support / alimony, restraining orders, and orders for payment of attorney fees and costs. If you have children, there will be additional issues of child custody, visitation and child support.
Divorce in California
To file for divorce in California, either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the State of California for at least 6 months, and a resident of the county in which you are filing for at least 3 months.
California is a "no fault" divorce state. Anyone who wants a divorce can get one. There is no requirement of fault on the part of either party.
California is a community property state. With few exceptions, all property and debt acquired during the marriage, by either party, is considered to be community property.
California is an equal division state. Absent a written agreement between the parties, judges are required to divide community property equally.
How a Certified Specialist Divorce Lawyer Can Help You
With an initial consultation, I can provide you with a complete evaluation of your case, answer any questions you have, point out the significant issues that you will likely face, and suggest ways to improve the outcome of your case.
If you retain me to represent you in your divorce, we prepare all of your paperwork, I appear with you at all court hearings, and we will work together to achieve the results that you are seeking.
I practice primarily in the central San Bernardino courthouse. Your divorce case will likely be filed in the central San Bernardino courthouse if you or your spouse reside in San Bernardino, Redlands, Yucaipa, Highland, Colton, Fontana, Rialto, Bloomington, Lake Arrowhead and surrounding mountain communities or anywhere else in the central San Bernardino Valley.