A divorce can be one of the most stressful and impactful experiences of your life, as it involves the breaking apart of a marriage – and often, a family. Divorce requires that you divide your property and, if you have children, determine custody rights. This is a complex process, and you want someone protecting your interests.
If you are considering filing for divorce in Sacramento County or Marin County, an experienced divorce attorney from Mason Law is here to advise you and negotiate on your behalf.
California Divorce Laws
Getting divorced is a final legal judgment, and the law takes the divorce process very seriously. There are certain requirements to get a finalized divorce, including:
- One spouse must live in California for at least six months before filing, as well as the county where they are filing for three months.
- There must be a divorce petition properly completed and filed in the proper family court.
- The petition must cite no-fault grounds for the divorce, which is irreconcilable differences.
- The spouses must resolve all relevant issues, including community property division, child custody, spousal support, and child support (whether by an out-of-court agreement or at trial).
The best way to ensure you meet all divorce requirements and that the process starts off on the right foot, seek legal help from the start.
Consult with a Marin County and Sacramento County Divorce Lawyer Today
An experienced divorce attorney from Mason Law is here to answer any questions you might have about your divorce case. We know how to help you achieve an agreement outside of court when possible, so that you don’t have to leave the decision about your future to the court. Reach out to our legal team to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation. We can help you through every stage of your divorce case.