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What Couples Should Know When Facing Divorce in California

Divorcing your spouse in California can be a challenging and emotionally charged experience for everyone involved. One of the primary concerns that many couples have when deciding to end their marriage is how it will impact their family and finances. It’s essential to remember that a divorce doesn’t have to mean the end of your family or financial stability. With careful planning, communication, and cooperation, it’s possible to separate amicably and minimize the damage to your family and finances. By prioritizing the well-being of your family and working together to find a mutually agreeable solution, you can come out of the process with your family relationships intact and your financial future secured.

Grounds for Divorce in California

If you are preparing to file for divorce or have been served with papers, it is important to have a skilled legal team on your side that is experienced in handling legal issues in the areas of divorce and family law in San Diego and La Jolla to protect your rights and ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the process. At Fair Cadora we are committed to helping our clients get through this challenging process and get back to enjoying their lives. Here’s what you need to know about the divorce process in California:

Finding the Right San Diego Divorce Attorney

The attorney you choose to represent you in your case can affect the rest of your life. It’s important to choose wisely. When searching for an attorney to represent you it is important to find an attorney that specializes in divorce and family law in San Diego and La Jolla and is familiar with the judges and courts in your specific county. Additionally, your attorney should be someone you can trust and feel comfortable with. If you wouldn’t feel comfortable allowing your attorney to advocate for you in your absence, they’re probably not the right attorney for you.

What sets Fair Cadora apart from other family law firms in San Diego and La Jolla is their extensive experience in family law, with over 50 years of combined world-class experience. Attorney Kevin L. Cadora has personally handled hundreds of high-conflict divorce cases, giving him an intimate understanding of the nuances and complexities involved in these types of cases. Attorney Lauren M. Fair is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, which means that she has been recognized as a legal expert in the field of family law. This designation is only granted to attorneys who have demonstrated a high level of expertise and experience in this area of law in California.

The attorneys at Fair Cadora are committed to fighting tirelessly to protect your rights and interests, and we will work hard to uncover the truth of your situation. However, they also understand that sometimes settlement may be the best option for their clients, and they will strive to reach a solution that is fair and equitable.

California Divorce Options

In the state of California, you have several divorce options and our San Diego divorce attorneys will work with you to determine which option makes the most sense for your unique situation. Here’s the different options available to you in California:

Schedule a Strategy Session with One of Our Expert San Diego Divorce Attorneys

At Fair Cadora we understand just how overwhelming the divorce process can be. Our divorce attorneys are experienced in handling divorce cases in San Diego. We like for our potential new clients to get to know us and get a feel for our practice, so they can feel confident with our representation. If you’re facing the divorce process and not sure where to start, contact one of our experienced San Diego divorce attorneys to schedule a case evaluation to get started.

Request Case Evaluation

At Fair Cadora, we understand that family law cases can be overwhelming and stressful. The attorney you choose can make or break your case. That’s why we offer a paid strategy session to all potential clients. We want you to have the chance to connect with us and gain your trust, while receiving valuable advice and insight about your situation. During a strategy session, we will review the details of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your legal options. The quality of our work and advice during a strategy session will allow you to make an informed decision about the next steps in your case and assess if it feels like a fit for us to work together. The first step is to request a case evaluation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

To file for divorce in California, at least one spouse must have been a resident of the state for a minimum of six months, and they must have lived in the county where they plan to file for at least three months.

California follows the community property principle, meaning that assets and debts acquired during the marriage are generally split equally. However, there can be exceptions to this general rule.

California imposes a mandatory six-month waiting period from the date the divorce petition is served before the divorce can be finalized. While some cases may take longer, this waiting period is a legal requirement.

Spousal support, or alimony, may be awarded based on factors like the length of the marriage, each spouse’s financial situation, and the other factors set forth in California Family Code Section 4320.

Child custody decisions in California prioritize the best interests of the child. The court may award joint or sole custody, taking into account factors like the child’s age, health, and the ability of each parent to provide a stable and supportive environment.