Understanding The Steps To Your California Divorce

I know that going through the divorce process can be a daunting task.  That is why we have made it as simple and painless as possible when using our service for your divorce.

We take pride in helping our clients and potential clients who call for information to understand the divorce process.

In this article I will break down the divorce process so you can understand the different stages you will go through.  Keep in mind, when you hire us for your divorce, we take care of all of this for you.

Let’s get started.

When you decide to get divorced, you will have to “file” for divorce.  This simply means filling out the initial court forms to notify the court that you are asking for a divorce.  These documents need to be completed, then filed with the court where a case number is issued.  Once the case is issued, the documents are ready to be served.  This is how you initiate a divorce.

Once the divorce has been filed and served, the next step is to complete your financial disclosures.  The court’s require that you and your spouse “disclose” your assets and debts to one another.  The idea here is that each of you will become informed of what property and debt’s you have so you can figure out how you are going to divide up your things.

The next phase is where you write down your agreements.  This is often called a Marital Settlement Agreement or Judgment.  The judgment will address everything from separation of your assets and debts, spousal support, child custody and child support and any other issues you want to address.

There are a lot of moving parts to divorce and I explained the process above in a big picture sort of way.

When you are ready to get your divorce started, please give us a call. We handle divorce cases anywhere in California with our flat fee pricing.  We offer free initial phone consultations and can be reached at 661-281-0266.