Los Angeles Divorce Attorneys
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At Stolar & Fischer, 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 Los Angeles 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 & Fischer, 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 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?
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 & 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.