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Divorce is a stressful and emotional process. If you are involved in a divorce or are contemplating a divorce, the right legal counsel can help to alleviate the strain on you and your family.
At Moradi Saslaw, our experienced divorce attorneys are:
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The divorce attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are an invaluable resource during a divorce. Our Palo Alto family law attorneys do much more than protect your legal interests regarding marital assets, debts, alimony or spousal support, and child custody and visitation.
Our legal team also does the following:
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California, like all other states, has specific residency requirements for divorce. California mandates one spouse be a resident of the state for at least six months before filing for a divorce. That spouse must reside in the county where they plan to file for a divorce three months before the divorce.
California does not place blame on either spouse for a divorce, and spouses are not required to prove the other is at fault in any way for the divorce. A spouse must only show that there are irreconcilable differences in the marriage for a divorce to be granted.
There is a mandatory six-month waiting period between filing for a divorce and the date a divorce may be granted by the court. This is not flexible, even if the divorce is agreed upon.
California is a community property state. This means that unless there is a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement stating otherwise, the court will divide the marital property and debts equally. Separate property is not included in the division of property.
Separate property includes:
When a couple separates or divorces, the court has the power to order spousal. The judge reviews the following factors when considering a spousal support order:
Spousal and domestic partner support ends when:
The court does not favor one parent or the other when making a custody determination. All custody decisions are based on the best interests of the child. These include:
Other factors that influence custody decisions are:
California uses statewide guidelines for calculating child support, although parents can come to their own separate agreement if it meets California requirements. The guideline calculation takes the following into account:
Any special needs for travel expenses or educational expenses may also be included in child support payments.
Court-ordered child support typically ends when the child:
Filing for divorce in California can be a complex and complicated process. If you are filing for divorce, it’s to your benefit to work with skilled and dedicated attorneys like ours at Moradi Saslaw. We value our clients and place great emphasis on meeting their legal goals and expectations.
Meet with one of our excellent attorneys today to learn the first steps or next steps in your divorce. We can answer your questions regarding California residency requirements, grounds for divorce, and the many ways in which a California divorce can be resolved. Contact us online today.