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Divorce FAQ: Culver City Divorce Lawyer

Common Questions About Filing for Divorce

Q: Do I need an attorney to file for divorce?
Q: How long will it take for my divorce to be final?
Q: Will I have to pay, or will I be eligible for spousal support?
Q: Is it possible to get sole custody of my children?

Do I need an attorney to file for divorce?

You can file for divorce without an attorney. There are difficulties that could arise, and it is advised, even with a simple, uncontested divorce, that you have our divorce lawyer assist you. You can then ensure that all filings are correct, done in a timely manner, and that your rights are protected. A simple uncontested divorce is naturally far less expensive than a more complex situation, in a marriage in which there are a great number of shared assets, or there are issues that are more difficult to resolve. In those cases, it is extremely important that you have legal representation that has a great deal of experience in family court.

How long will it take for my divorce to be final?

In California, there is a 6 month waiting period before your divorce is finalized. There are some divorces in which the process will take longer, as there are many issues that remain unresolved. Until you and your former marriage partner come to an agreement, the divorce could remain pending. An uncontested divorce is faster and easier, and can be wrapped up far more quickly. This could be an important decision for you, particularly if you plan to remarry within a short period of time. Negotiating an agreement that is fair and reasonable without involving the court system will allow your divorce to be finalized far more quickly in almost every case.

Will I have to pay, or will I be eligible for spousal support?

Spousal support may or may not be part of your divorce. An evaluation is undertaken and various factors are reviewed, including the length of the marriage, the income of both parties, the physical and mental health of both parties, as well as the ability to maintain a standard of living that was enjoyed during the term of the marriage. Call our firm and set an appointment so we can look over your situation and advise you about whether you are eligible, or will likely be forced to pay spousal support, and for how long.

Is it possible to get sole custody of my children?

In some cases, this is possible. When custody is the legal matter in contention, it is a frightening and concerning situation. If you believe that your children would be in danger while in the care of the other parent, it is necessary for you to take action to protect them from any threats or actual harm or neglect. We can discuss how to present your case to the judge, and what documentation and evidence would be required to get results. We have worked with child custody cases for many years, and we understand what the court needs to see to make a decision that is favorable, and we are prepared to discuss your individual custody case with you immediately.

Have a question about filing for divorce in Culver City? Contact us and we can speak with you directly. We have over 20 years of shared experience, and are highly qualified to assist in simple, complex, and high net worth divorce cases, either contested or uncontested. Searching for an attorney for a family case in Culver City? Call now at (888) 806-5445.

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    Read about the different issues our firm addresses.

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Widger & Widger, APLC
Culver City Divorce Attorney
Located at: 13101 West Washington Blvd,
Suite 405,

Los Angeles, CA 90066
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