Few life events are as traumatic as a divorce. During this stressful time of your life, you need expert legal representation to help you protect your interests in child custody, child support, alimony and other matters. Choosing the wrong kind of lawyer during this time can mean severe stress for you, and immense trauma for your children. You need an attorney who will treat you like a person going through one of the most traumatic times in his life, and not just another case docket. The Citadel Law Corporation offers family law services with a personal slant. Our attorneys appreciate your concerns about your family, and will work to help you arrive at solutions that meet your needs. Speak to a Beverly Hills divorce attorney at the Citadel Law Corporation to help resolve disputes related to your divorce.
Eligibility for Divorce
In order to file for divorce in the state of California, at least one of the parties must have been a resident of California for at least six months. He must also have been a resident of the county in which the divorce is being filed for a period or three months before the filing.
In California, you can file for divorce based on two grounds. You can file for divorce based on irreconcilable differences in which you admit that the two of you have differences that cannot be resolved, and on grounds of insanity.
One of the most important aspects of any divorce is the division of assets. California is a community property state, which means that in most cases, the property that is accumulated by the spouses during the marriage while living in California is considered community property. That means that the property is eligible for division between the two of the spouses.
This community property does not include separate property, like property that was inherited by one of the spouses, or gifted to him or her. Separate property will include all of the property that was owned by the person before the marriage.
A California court will also consider a number of factors, including the standard of living of the spouse seeking alimony, the capacity of the spouse seeking support to get a job to sustain him or her, and other factors before it determines alimony payments. Speak to an Orange County divorce lawyer at the Citadel Law Corporation to determine how much alimony you might have to pay or are eligible for.
Under California law, either the father or mother is eligible for custody, and the state makes no discrimination based on gender. There are a number of arrangements that parents can choose including joint custody, sole custody or joint legal custody of the child.
If you are considering divorce, discuss alimony, division of assets, child support, child custody, visitation time and other aspects with an Orange County family lawyer at the Citadel Law Corporation. Our lawyers can help you protect your interests and safeguard the rights of your children, while keeping in mind the need to maintain civility, and work towards an amicable solution. If that doesn't help to secure your rights however, our lawyers will prepare to protect your rights in court. Call 949-852-8181 to speak with a Beverly Hills divorce attorney at our firm, and discuss your divorce.