Glendora Divorce Lawyer
Representation from a Certified Divorce Specialist
Divorce can be challenging, and it can be messy. At the Law Office of Charles J. Morris, Jr., we strive to minimize the trauma and to ensure that the process is as seamless for our clients as possible. You are going through enough — let us take care of the legal details so that you can focus on your family and your own emotional needs during this difficult time. Our Glendora divorce attorney team understands how to navigate divorce and family law matters, including child support, child custody, spousal support, and more.
Whether you need help with legal separation, divorce mediation or other family law matters, give us a call today at (626) 587-2677.
We want you to be able to move forward from your present circumstances with confidence. In order to help you achieve this goal, we are intentional about prioritizing you and your needs.
As a law firm, our priorities and objectives include:
- Ensuring efficiency while moving toward a resolution: We work hard and go the extra mile to minimize the amount of time it takes to conclude a divorce.
- Helping clients set their priorities: With more than 25 years of experience behind us, we know how to help each client set priorities in order to orient his or her course toward the best possible outcome.
- Preparing clients for the future: Our desire to proactively defend our clients’ interests extends past the duration of their cases. We also work hard to help our clients know what to expect and to develop skills necessary to minimize any future fall-outs and costs.
The Divorce Process in California
It is not necessary to provide a reason for the divorce, also known as the “grounds for divorce.” Most often, the reason used is “irreconcilable differences.” The courts will not inquire further or require you to provide more detail. You only need to state that the marriage has broken down to the point where you and your spouse absolutely cannot continue on as a married couple.
Fault is sometimes considered when deciding on alimony or custody arrangements. A spouse at fault for the breakdown of the marriage may be scrutinized closely by the judge. It can impact their ability to gain some form of custody, or they may be required to pay more in alimony.
After filing your divorce petition in court, the next step is to serve your spouse divorce papers. Your spouse will have 30 days from the day the petition was filed to issue a response. You must be a resident of California for at least six months before you file, as well as a resident of the county where you are filing for divorce for at least three months.
Types of Divorce in CAlifornia
There are several different types of divorce that may be considered. The divorce process in California will depend mostly on your particular circumstances. Our legal team can help you evaluate your situation and move forward with the most efficient and effective option.
- No-Fault Divorce: You do not need to prove your spouse was at-fault.
- Simplified Divorce: Typically applies to short-term marriages.
- Limited Divorce: This is court-supervised. The couple is not technically divorced, but are living apart, and can settle issues such as custody or property division.
- Contested Divorce: In a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree on the terms of the divorce, or perhaps about the divorce in the first place. This requires significant mediation and the potential for a trial, where a judge will make the final ruling about the terms.
- Uncontested Divorce: When both parties simply want to peaceably dissolve their marriage, an uncontested divorce is typically a good fit. The parties are able to come to an agreement on terms like spousal support, child support, custody, and other details on their own.
- Same-Sex Divorce: The State of California recognizes no-fault divorces for same-sex couples. If you or your spouse have lived in the state for 6 months before requesting a divorce and one spouse has lived in the county for at least 3 months where you will file for divorce, you are eligible for divorce. If you don’t meet these requirements, you still have other options.
Pursue Resolution with a Divorce Attorney from the Law Office of Charles J. Morris, Jr.!
Whatever your circumstances, the benefits of having a skilled and experienced Glendora divorce attorney involved are many. With more than 25 years of experience, Attorney Charles Morris can walk you through your options and pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf. We maintain a 10.0 rating on AVVO and are highly regarded by the surrounding legal community.
Find out if we are the right fit for you by contacting us today to schedule a consultation.