Beverly Hills Divorce Attorneys
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At Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, we know you
are going through a uniquely challenging situation in your life. We want
to be here to guide you through this process. Our legal team meets your
concerns with sincere understanding and positive solutions. We are here
to help you move forward with peace of mind and assurance, standing by
your side as a trusted advocate.
Our Beverly Hills divorce lawyers know the ins and outs of the process,
from the reorganization of financial matters to the restructuring of legal
issues. When you come to Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation,
you can be confident knowing we remain focused on your best interests
from start to finish.
Skilled. Compassionate. Approachable.
For more than three decades, our Beverly Hills divorce lawyers have provided Southern California individuals
and families with high-quality advocacy combined with a genuine desire
to protect our clients’ wellbeing. Knowledgeable and responsive,
our experienced attorneys build strong cases to protect the best interests
of our clients and call on experts when needed.
We handle all types of family law matters, including:
Handling Uncontested Divorces with Utmost Care
Divorce can be sought on "no fault" grounds in California. A
couple need only cite “irreconcilable differences” to end
their marriage relatively easily. When a couple is able to come to an
agreement about the terms of their divorce, including
property division, child custody,
spousal support, and other related matters, the divorce is considered uncontested. However,
just because a divorce is uncontested does not preclude the need for an
attorney. Various issues may arise, especially concerning the long-term
impact of any decisions made. There are serious hazards in DIY divorces,
and we sincerely feel our clients benefit from our services.
An attorney at our firm can offer the following assistance:
- Review the terms you have agreed to and ensure that all necessary points
have been considered
- Draft the divorce agreement
- Finalize and submit the agreement to the court on your behalf
Are You Facing a Contested Divorce?
Divorce happens when one or both spouses can no longer reconcile their
relationship. This often means that they disagree on certain aspects of
life. This foundation of frustration can often lead to what is known as
a contested divorce. This type of divorce occurs whenever a couple does
not agree on the terms of the divorce, whether it be custody or spousal support.
Contested divorces can involve complex negotiations or even heated divorce
trial, which means the final decision will rest in the hands of a judge.
Having a divorce lawyer during a contested divorce is crucial, as you
need your rights and welfare to remain protected.
Our divorce team can work closely with you to craft an appropriate solution
outside of the courtroom or zealously advocate for you during trial. We
understand that every contested divorce is unique, which is why we develop
personalized legal strategies for each and every client that protect their
financial, familial, and emotional interests.
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 & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation, 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.