BEST DIVORCE LAWYERS IN LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA
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Getting divorced in California and need to find an attorney who will fight for you?
If you are getting divorced in Los Angeles or any other city in California, you will need to find a good lawyer who is experienced, competent, aggressive and caring. There are many different places to do the research in order to find the right divorce attorney for you.
California has a disproportionate number of high net worth divorces – especially in the Los Angeles area where the Superior Court of Los Angeles is recognized as one of the busiest courtrooms in the country because so many of its cities and residents are super affluent when compared to other parts of the United States. It doesn’t help that there are so many celebrities, including athletes, movie stars and entertainers living in gated communities like Calabasas, Hollywood Hills to Malibu and Beverly Hills. Many have very deep pockets and unfortunately, they also tend to be prone to break ups.
But so called “ordinary” folks in California also need to find a good divorce lawyer when their marriages end and its time to get a divorce.
FAQ about getting divorced in California
What is the residency requirement to get divorced in California?
To get divorced in California, either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the state for six months (minimum of 180 days) or more.
2. How quickly do divorce cases go from start to finish in California?
A divorce will take about 6 months at a minimum (after service of the divorce paeprs) in the state of California
3. What are the grounds for divorce in California?
Usually, irreconcilable differences.
4. How is property divided in California divorces?
Usually, California is a community property state. Only 8 states are community property state and they include Texas, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Idaho, New Mexico and Wisconsin (and sometimes Alaska). What that means is that everything gets split down the middle when you divorce.
5. How does the Court in California decide who Gets Custody of children born in the marriage?
The court will follow the “best interest of the child” principles that are followed nationally in all the US states. They court also has a joint custody presumption but if that is not possible the court will allow the parties to try to hash it out in mediation and then if that doesn’t work the court will rule based on the evidence and testimonies on what is best for the child.