Get Help From An Orange County Divorce Attorney
Divorce is the legal process of terminating a marriage and dividing the two lives that are no longer joined together. If you are pursuing divorce with your current spouse or you have been served divorce papers, you may feel afraid and unprepared for the journey ahead, but you are definitely not alone.
Orange County has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. About 72 percent of marriages in this county end in divorce, compared with the national average of about 50 percent. In light of these statistics and the complex nature of divorce cases, the help of a knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyer is essential if you want to reach the best possible outcome.
What Do I Need To Know About California Divorce Law?
Dissolution of marriage (divorce) cannot be pursued until either party has been a resident of the state for a minimum six-month period prior to filing. California supports no-fault divorce, meaning that the filing party does not have to prove that the other's fault led to the breakdown of the marriage.
Irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity are the two grounds under which the divorce can be filed. Divorce on the grounds of incurable insanity, however, can only be pursued when valid proof is presented.
Many factors, such as child custody and property division, must be assessed and decided upon for a divorce agreement to be developed. If the two parties cannot reach agreement, the court will issue decisions on these matters.
Are You Pursuing A Divorce? Hendrickson Cooper Hughes Can Help.
At Hendrickson Cooper Hughes, based in Huntington Beach, we offer knowledgeable legal representation geared toward service and results.
Prior to filing for divorce, we encourage you to obtain a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. During this evaluation, we can discuss all aspects of your case to establish a workable divorce plan. Our goal during each step of the divorce process is to resolve your case as favorably as possible.
One of our attorneys is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), meaning they have fulfilled the state's rigorous requirements for specialization in the field. Contact us today to discuss your divorce matter.