In California, a divorce is referred to as Dissolution of Marriage.
Dissolution of Marriage is the legal tool used to end a marital union and sever the financial community that was formed on the day you married. The steps you take from the date you decide to separate and the attorney you choose to assist you is critically important. The experienced family law attorneys at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde help you understand the process of divorce so that you can make the decisions that are right for your family’s future.
Once filed, the other party must be served, and respond in 30 days.
A dissolution will be granted even when only one spouse wants a divorce.
There are many different ways that your divorce can proceed depending on the complexity of the issues and the ability of the parties and attorneys to work together to achieve resolution without litigation.
Schedule a consult with a family law attorney at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde today to learn how we will assist you in taking the first steps towards a brighter future.
When this occurs, the filing party (the Petitioner) may request that the Court proceed without Respondent’s input. The Petitioner will be responsible for filing the correct paperwork and Judgment documents before the Court will grant the dissolution.
CKLH can help you process your default dissolution.
This legal right is not automatic. You must be prepared to present the Court with the evidence necessary to obtain or defeat an attorney’s fee request. The family law attorneys at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde can help you understand whether you have a right to attorney’s fees or if you have exposure to paying for your spouse’s attorney. Call to request a consultation today.
To speak with an experienced attorney in Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde’s family law practice, please call (714) 997-7870, or click here to contact us by email.
When it comes to your children, your assets and defining your future, you need the experienced and compassionate family law attorneys at Cottle Keen Lopiccolo & Heyde.
To strategize with a family law attorney, please call (714) 997-7870, or click here to contact CKLH by email.
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