Los Angeles Divorce Attorneys
Call a Board Certified Family Law Specialist
At Stolar & Fischer, we understand our clients are going through what
is, at best, an emotionally difficult process. If you would like to speak
with a member of our firm, you can be sure your inquiry will be met with
sincere concern for your family's welfare. Divorce can be compared
to a risky business transaction—you need to know you can rely on
During divorce, which involves reorganizing the legal, financial and social
relationships between you and your spouse, you can rely on our Los Angeles
divorce attorneys to remain focused on your best interests and the welfare
of your children. If there is a possibility of reconciliation, we can
help you reconcile. If there is no possibility, we can help with divorce.
Skilled. Compassionate. Approachable.
For more than three decades, our attorneys have provided Southern California families and individuals
with responsive legal representation coupled with sincere concern for
their welfare. Our well-versed knowledge regarding this area of the law
could prove to be invaluable to your case. We have worked with many experts
in the field, helping our clients build strong cases.
We accept various kinds of family law cases, including those involving:
Handling Uncontested Divorces with Utmost Care
In California, divorce is considered "no fault," making it relatively
easy to obtain a divorce using the concept of "irreconcilable differences."
In an uncontested divorce, the spouses have agreed to split and have decided
on the terms of their divorce, settling matters such as child custody,
spousal support, how to divide assets and debts, and other issues related
to their marriage. It is important to speak with a lawyer as early as
possible in the process. There are serious hazards in to DIY divorces.
We sincerely feel our clients benefit from our services.
We can help you in the following ways:
- We will review your terms to ensure you have covered all the necessary points.
- We will draft the agreement.
- We will help you finalize the divorce on your behalf.
Are You Facing a Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce is one where a couple does not initially agree on the
terms of the divorce. There may be complicating issues, such as a custody
dispute, domestic restraining orders or a business valuation, that need
to be resolved. Complex negotiations may be required in order to reach
a resolution, and in extreme cases, a decision may only be reached through
a divorce trial. Our divorce team will work closely with you to find the
most appropriate solution for your unique situation. During the process,
our attorneys can protect your financial interests and your child's
right to an appropriate child custody and visitation arrangement.
What Are California's Divorce Laws?
California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a spouse does not
need to show cause in order to get a divorce. However, in order to get
a divorce in California, the law requires you to meet certain criteria.
At Stolar & Fischer, we can guide you through the process of getting
a divorce and protect your rights throughout the process. We will clearly
explain the steps and your rights so you can make informed decisions at
every stage of your divorce. In order to get a divorce in California,
you must meet specific residency requirements under the law.
Some of the requirements you must meet include:
- Must have been a resident of California for at least six months.
- Must have been a resident of the county where the divorce is filed for
at least 3 months.
- Only one of you must be in the county where the divorce is filed. If you
are in separate counties, you can choose to file in either county.
If you are in different states, the issue of jurisdiction can become more
complicated. Our attorneys can help you understand the jurisdictional
requirements and how they might impact where your case is filed and the
divorce laws that govern your case.
Grounds for Divorce in California
There are only two grounds for divorce in California: irreconcilable differences
and incurable insanity. Irreconcilable differences requires only a simple
statement by you or your spouse that you no longer get along. Incurable
insanity, on the other hand, can be difficult to prove and requires significant
evidence from medical or psychiatric professionals. In both of these situations,
only one party needs to submit a petition for divorce. In other words,
the parties do not need to agree to the divorce. If one party refuses
to go to court or participate in the divorce, a default judgment may be
entered by the court granting the divorce.
For More Information, Speak with Our Divorce Lawyers
If you need more information about our firm's high-quality services,
please don't think twice about giving our office a call. When you
call on us to help you with your divorce, you will speak with a lawyer,
not just a paralegal or other staff member. We value your trust and confidence.
Spanish-speaking services are available.