025: How To Modify California Divorce Judgment When You Have An Agreement By Stipulation

In this episode, we talk about the ways you can modify your existing divorce judgement when you are in agreement. Is it not always necessary to involve the courts to get a modification of some term of your divorce agreement.

Today I had a question come in from a client. And they had already were divorced. Divorce is finalized. And they wanted to make some changes to the agreement. But they wanted it in writing.

I won’t get in to the specifics of what they are trying to change. But they were just trying to modify some portion of their judgment.

Make sure to listen to the latest podcast to know how we were able to help the client.

California Default Divorce With Agreement

California Default Divorce With Agreement

The California default divorce with agreement should be the most talked about type of divorce.  But it is not.

Why do I say this?  Because the California default divorce with agreement is the most cost effective way of completing your California divorce.

The California default divorce with agreement combines a “true default” style divorce where the responding party does not file a response and does not pay a filing fee with the Uncontested divorce case where the party is involved in the case and will sign a written agreement.

More easily said, you can file for divorce and enter into a written agreement with your spouse and they do not have to file a response to do this.

Let me say this another way.  One of you can file for divorce.  The other spouse does not need to file a response and you can both still be involved and signed a written agreement.

Why then would you ever want to respond in a divorce case?  If your divorce is contested and you have attorney’s you will almost always file a Response.

But when you are working together in your divorce, a Response is not necessary.  So why don’t the courts talk about this?  The simple answer is, “Money”.  The courts don’t want you to know that you can get divorce and have a divorce with agreement with no response filed because they want their filing fee.  They want the other party to respond and pay the fee.  That is the only reason I can think of.

The California default divorce with agreement is also known as a Hybrid divorce.  It is called a hybrid divorce because it is a Hybrid between the true default case and the uncontested case.  You won’t find any mention of a hybrid divorce or California default divorce with agreement anywhere on the Courts websites.  They talk only about the Default, Uncontested and Contested divorce cases in California.

If you and you and your spouse are going through a California divorce and are working together toward an agreement and want to save money I recommend you use the California default divorce with agreement.  It will save you money and you get all the advantages of submitting a divorce with agreement.

We are a licensed and bonded legal document preparation firm that specializes in California divorce.  We offer affordable flat fees and can help you prepare your California default divorce with agreement case anywhere in California.


Divorce Settlement | California Divorce Marital Settlement Agreement

The Best Way To Complete Your California Divorce Is Through A Divorce Settlement Agreement

Did you know that the courts want you to come to an agreement about the terms of your California divorce.  That’s right. They don’t want you in their court and they want you to figure it out.

They know that you and your spouse are the persons who know whats best for the two of you as it pertains to a divorce settlement.

Here is a quick video where we discuss what a marital settlement agreement is.

What Is A Divorce Settlement Agreement?

A divorce settlement agreement (Also known as a Marital Settlement Agreement) is simply a document that will detail all the agreements of your divorce.  This will cover all areas of the divorce such as:

  • Division of Assets and Debts
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Parenting plans
  • And anything else you want included in the final agreement

The Marital Settlement Agreement Is The Final Step To Divorce

Too often, our clients are trying to figure out the entire terms of their divorce before they even take the first step to starting their divorce.  This is putting the cart before the horse.

There is no way you can decide on how to divvy up your assets and debts until both parties have completed their financial disclosures which will allow both of you to have a complete understanding of what is on the table and what needs to be divided.

So What Do You Do?

We recommend that you call our divorce service to discuss the issues of your divorce.  Most people do not need an attorney for their divorce case.

We can help you complete all the steps of your divorce including drafting the Marital Settlement Agreement to be attached to your final judgment in your divorce.

Call us to discuss your options.  We have helped thousands of people complete their divorce.  We are a licensed and bonded divorce document preparation firm that specializes in only divorce.

The owner, Tim Blankenship, is a leader in the legal services field and has worked for the Los Angeles Superior Courts and for major area law firms.  Tim has wrote over 1000 articles related to divorce, has hundreds of “how to” and instructional divorce videos and has a daily podcast.

You can reach us direct at 661-281-0266.  We would be happy to discuss your case and let you know if you are a good fit for our service.