Divorce And Domestic Partnership Dissolution
Ending a relationship through divorce or domestic partnership dissolution is a difficult emotional experience. This is true even in those situations where the parties believe the dissolution or divorce is in their best interest. Attorney Vincent B. Garcia, a California divorce attorney can help you through this difficult time and see that your rights are protected.
The Law Offices of Vincent B. Garcia & Associates is headquartered in Southern California. Attorney Garcia is a Certified Family Law Specialist, by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Garcia has been litigating family law matters for more than 35 years. He has a reputation for being experienced, affordable, aggressive and zealous in standing up for the rights of his clients.
Basic Divorce Issues
We help our clients earn a swift and fair resolution in their divorce by overcoming the challenges of their divorce, such as:
- One party to the divorce must have been a resident of the state for six months prior to filing the divorce petition and a resident of the county for the previous three months.
- California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that the only grounds for divorce that are stated in the divorce petition are that the couple has irreconcilable differences.
- It does not matter if one party does not want a divorce. In a no-fault divorce, the divorce proceeds and there is no way for a party to contest it.
- Six months after the date the petition is filed and served, the divorce can be final. It may take longer than that, but it cannot take less time.
- Matters of property division, including who is responsible for debts and determining if the property is community property or the sole, separate property of one spouse, must be resolved.
- Spousal and child support, child custody and visitation must all be decided.
- Issues such as evaluating a business, grandparent rights, prenuptial agreements and other issues unique to each situation must be determined.
- Parties of same-sex marriages that occurred in California who no longer live in California, but live in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage, can dissolve the marriage in the county where the marriage occurred without a residency requirement.
No matter what type of difficulty arises in your divorce, we can help you. You can rest easy knowing we are fighting for you and your best interests.
Domestic Partnership Dissolution
Although most aspects of domestic partnership dissolution are the same as in divorce proceedings, there are a few differences:
- If you registered your domestic partnership in California, you will need to dissolve it in California even if neither party resides in California. There is no residency requirement.
If your domestic partnership was not registered in California, you must meet the same residency requirements for divorcing couples.
It Is Possible To End Your Marriage On Your Terms
If you need help making your voice heard in your divorce, contact us today. Call 909-670-2989 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step in securing the outcome you deserve in your divorce.