Filing for Divorce in Encino
Seek Guidance from Akbarian Law Group, APLC
There are few experiences in life as tough as filing for divorce. It can be an exceptionally emotional and tiresome process. Luckily, having a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney can improve the outcome of your matter and help you pave a path forward.
As an accomplished lawyer with over 20 years of experience helping clients file for divorce, Attorney Akbarian knows how to guide you through the process effectively. Our firm can stand by your side every step of the way, protecting your best interests and empowering you to make thoughtful choices for yourself and your family.
Call (818) 247-9322 or contact us online if you are considering filing for divorce and need legal representation.
What Are Grounds for Divorce in California?
California is a "no-fault divorce" state, which means that there doesn't need to be any showing of wrongdoing on the part of one spouse for the other to file for divorce. In general terms, there are two primary grounds for divorce: Irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity. The vast majority of divorces in California are filed on the grounds of irreconcilable differences, which may be something as simple as the spouses being incompatible.
How Long Does It Take to Get Divorced in California?
The length of time to get a divorce varies according to the dynamics of each case. For example, suppose the parties have been married for longer than five years, have minor children, or have acquired community property assets or debts upon serving the petition for marriage dissolution. In that case, all parties must wait a minimum of six months before their divorce will be "final" in terms of severing their marital status. That time begins once the response is filed or when the respondent is served with the divorce summons, whichever is earlier.
How Can I Make My Divorce Less Painful?
When navigating your case, you and your spouse may choose to work through negotiations together and come to an agreement on the many decisions that must be made. This is considered an uncontested divorce. If you cannot cooperate and compromise, however, you will have to pursue a contested divorce, wherein a judge will decide and order the terms of your divorce.
During a divorce, you will have to work through matters involving:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Property division
Our firm has extensive experience with all aspects of divorce and can assist you with any problems that arise along the way. If you and your spouse entered into a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, we can also carefully review the terms and advise you appropriately.
An Advocate You Can Trust
A DIY divorce can spell disaster. Instead, retain a competent and knowledgeable attorney who can serve as your guide through the complex processes. Whether you and your spouse are separating amicably or you have a heated battle ahead of you, we are ready to ease your burden and help you move forward.
When filing for divorce in Encino, choose Akbarian Law Group, APLC for quality representation. Call us at (818) 247-9322 today.
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