Contested Divorce Lawyer in Upland, CA
Compassionate & Effective Divorce Representation
Divorce can be one of life’s most overwhelming and difficult experiences. This can be true even in the most amicable relationship breakups. You will be faced with countless decisions and details which can be challenging in the face of how deeply they can affect your family, its future, your financial condition, and more. Even the smallest details can be agonizing in trying to come to terms with how they will change the lives of everyone concerned. Questions such as what will happen to the family home, how much will you be involved in your children’s lives, how will you transition from a two-income household to a single-income one, and more can cause certain anxiety.
Having the guidance and advocacy of a trusted family lawyer during such a transition and complex legal process becomes essential. It can make the difference in how difficult or contentious the process becomes. At Deccan Law, we have dealt with countless divorce cases, each with its own unique set of circumstances, personalities, objectives, and concerns. We make every attempt to help you resolve your contested divorce through negotiation and settlement as a way of minimizing the stress in a situation that is already difficult. Our divorce lawyer will take the time to ensure that you have all of the guidance you need to make informed decisions through mutual agreements. However, in cases where settlement is not possible, we have the legal skills necessary for strong advocacy in court.
Divorce in California
California operates under a no-fault divorce system which can make the divorce process easier, less contentious, and faster. That is because it is not necessary to demonstrate any fault-based grounds for the dissolution of your marriage. Instead, you must only demonstrate that the marriage is irretrievably broken and no chance of a reconciliation exists. The only other grounds for divorce in the state is that of incurable insanity.
The requirements to obtain a divorce involve having been a resident of the state for the last six months and a resident of the county where you file for the last three months. A waiting period of six months to finalize the divorce after it has been filed must also take place.
The other requirement for obtaining a California divorce involves coming to a settlement or litigated agreement over the following issues:
- Child custody and visitation, should it apply
- Child support, should it apply
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Division of marital property and debt
All of these issues can be complex issues on their own and subject to many factors under California law in the courts. Understanding each issue, how it is decided per the law, and how your unique circumstances fit in is vital so that you have more certainty and less anxiety about what to expect.
Despite the fact that California is a no-fault state, certain issues may affect such matters as child custody, spousal support, and the division of property. Examples of such issues include a history of domestic violence on the part of a spouse, whether one spouse squandered assets without the knowledge of the other, and the often-complex matter of the intermingling of separate property (property owned by one spouse either through gift, inheritance, or gained prior to the marriage) with marital property.
Deccan Law Provides Comprehensive Legal Assistance
Our firm is here to provide the legal guidance and representation you need to focus on the details of your divorce so that you can transition as smoothly as possible into the future. While this may seem overwhelming, divorce with the right advocacy and legal understanding can be better navigated. Our Upland contested divorce lawyer is adept at handling even the most complex and emotionally-challenging of cases. We will vigorously protect your legal rights and best interests throughout all phases whether in or out of court, work to reduce your stress, and bring you safely to the other side of this transformation.
“He was extremely patient and helpful throughout the whole process”- Melinda L.
“Deccan Law helped me through a very difficult time not only with the legalities, forms and necessary actions but was also very ...”- Deborah A.
“He covered everything we were worried about and more and now we can sleep stress free at night.”- Corey R.