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Filing for Divorce in Culver City?

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Divorcing coupleWhen a marriage has come to an end, it is often an emotional situation, and the legal matters involved in dissolution can be extremely stressful. Searching for a divorce attorney in Santa Monica? At our firm, Widger & Widger, APLC, our divorce attorneys can advise you regarding all the critical issues and what can be expected for you in your case. In marriages of long duration, there have been a great number of assets that have been accrued during the term of the marriage. One spouse may have supported the other while in college so that a degree was attained. There are countless individual situations that must be carefully and correctly sorted out so that the two parties can end the marriage.

How Does Community Property Work in a Culver City Divorce?

As California is a community property state, the marital property is that property that was attained during the term of the marriage. This property (or debt) could include real estate, the family home, vehicles, retirement accounts, stock accounts, investments, business interests, works of art and many other types of property. How these items will be split between the two parties is an important matter. A person facing divorce will be dealing with a heavy financial impact in many cases. Our goal is to achieve the most favorable settlement possible for our clients, whether in a simple divorce, or in a highly contested divorce that will be settled at trial.

How Long Do You Have to Be a Resident of California to File for Divorce?

If you wish to file for divorce in California, you must first meet a residency requirement. The requirement stipulates that:

  • You or your spouse must have lived in California for at least six months prior to filing
  • You must have lived in the county that you are filing in for at least three months prior to filing

If during the six months before filing, you lived in two different counties for three months each, then you can file in either county.

After filing, California has a mandatory six month cooling off period. This is set up to give couples a chance to stop the divorce, should they reconcile.

Need an experienced divorce attorney in Culver City?

Another issue of great concern is support – both child support and spousal support. These matters, when decided in court, are managed through certain formulas. We have found that in many cases, it is far superior to resolve these issues outside of court, and both parties are more satisfied with the outcome, and more likely to adhere to the terms of the agreement, as both were involved in the process. In either case, our firm is highly skilled and professional, and is more than prepared when a case must go to trial. Alternatively, should it be possible to arrange the settlement outside of court, you can trust us to protect your rights and interests at every step of the process. Looking for a divorce lawyer in Inglewood?

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