ORANGE COUNTY DIVORCE ATTORNEY
California is a “no fault” state when it comes to divorce. In other words, a person can end a marriage simply by stating that he or she is unable to continue the marital relationship. The individual in this case cites “irreconcilable differences” as the legal basis for the divorce. Though there are other obvious grounds for terminating a marriage, “irreconcilable differences” are stated in almost all California divorce cases.
CHILD SUPPORT ATTORNEY
When a couple has children who are minors, child support becomes an issue. Child support is an issue that requires expert legal guidance, whether the parents are dealing with a divorce action (dissolution of their marriage) or a paternity case (issues involving unmarried adults with children).
CHILD CUSTODY & VISITATION ATTORNEY
If children who are minors are involved in a divorce (dissolution of their marriage) or paternity (issues involving unmarried adults with children) case, child custody and visitation orders must be obtained.
SPOUSAL SUPPORT ATTORNEY
The court has the authority to order spousal support from one spouse to the other in the state of California. Spousal support, also known as alimony or marital support, is determined by the California Family Code and is based on a number of factors.
Spousal support is not determined by a state-developed formula, unlike child support. The court, on the other hand, applies Family Code criteria to determine whether the issue of spousal support is relevant and the appropriate amount of spousal support.
ASSETS AND DEBTS ATTORNEY
The majority of cases involving family law litigation involve community assets and debts that must be divided by the courts. The term “community” refers to the assets and debts acquired during the marriage that are shared by both parties.
ORANGE COUNTY SETTLEMENT CONFERENCES
When a trial date is set in California, the court also schedules a Mandatory Settlement Conference, at which the parties must specify their points of contention and the amount of court time they believe will be required to hold a trial on those points. The Mandatory Settlement Conference usually takes place two to one month before the trial.