Just as no two marriages are the same, neither are divorce proceedings. Each divorce is riddled with unique personalities and separate issues that are specific to the couple involved. However, most if not all of the issues will have some similarities. An experienced Central Valley divorce attorney can help you meet your goals in your divorce case.
Below are some of the different types of divorces cases in California:
Almost every divorce proceeding involves major issues, such as division of property, division of debt, spousal support and child support. When such major issues cannot be settled amongst the divorcing spouses, they must resort to getting the courts involved. You will need to know all the rules and be able to properly prepare all court documents. Although you may be tempted to handle the details on your own, you will have a better chance of obtaining a favorable outcome if you are represented by an experienced divorce attorney.
Even when a divorce is uncontested, you will still need to hire a Central Valley divorce attorney to navigate the legal process of paperwork and filings. If the legal details are not properly handled at the outset, it can cause trouble down the road. An experienced attorney can help you avoid these mistakes.
An annulment of a marriage happens when a court determines that the marriage or domestic partnership is not legally valid or binding. Annulments are generally granted in the following situations:
- Force, fraud or incapacity
- Situations where one of the spouses/partners was not of legal age to get married
- One of the spouses/partners was already married
- The marriage or partnership is incestuous or bigamous
Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
Similar to marriages, domestic partnerships also come to an end. These proceedings are also referred to as dissolution matters and require the same legal of legal experience as divorces. The legal procedures are almost identical to divorces.
Divorce is not always the best option for every married couple. In these cases, the couple can opt to live apart and “legally” separate from each other. A legal separation keeps your marriage intact but allows you to decide how to distribute money, property and other assets.
Call an Experienced Central Valley Divorce Attorney
If you are in the process of getting a divorce or plan on initiating one, it is important that you have a knowledgeable attorney fighting for your rights. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a Central Valley divorce attorney, please call Gurjit Srai (209) 323-5558 or complete our online form.