Law Offices of Richard K. Isles
Contact Us Now
951-643-3829

Divorce: How to get it done

Every year, numerous couples in California choose to end their relationships and move on to bigger and better things. If you are among that group this year, you probably have a number of questions about the divorce process and how to best go about it. The good thing about the divorce process is that there is more than one way to get it done.

What are my divorce options? How do I get the process started? Will I have to go to court? How long can I expect the whole process to take? All of these are great questions with both basic and complex answers.

Getting started, options and going to court

All divorces start with filing an official petition for marriage dissolution. Once you file this document, you can then go about setting up temporary custody and support arrangements to tide your family over until a final divorce decree is issued. After filing a divorce petition, there are several ways in which to go about the divorce process. You can choose to try to negotiate the terms of your divorce with the assistance of legal counsel or through the mediation process, or you can choose to go to court.

Mediation is preferred, but it is not always a viable option for every couple. Going to court is generally only necessary if both parties cannot agree on all or certain aspects of the divorce settlement. In the beginning, you may not think your case will end up in court, but you never know. Having an attorney who is an experienced litigator on your side is wise just in case your case does end up in court.

Timeline

Every divorce case is different. You may reach terms relatively quickly, or you may end up in negotiations that drag on for months or even years. Once you've reached agreeable terms, the state of California requires a six month waiting period before granting a divorce. There is no way around the waiting period requirement.

Help along the way

Whether you are going through a contested or uncontested divorce, it is not something you have to try and figure out on your own. You can have help along the way. Legal counsel can assist you with your initial filing and negotiation of terms. With assistance, you can finalize the matter as quickly as possible all while achieving fair and balanced divorce terms.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Learn How We Can Help

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

g plus g plus g plus

Riverside Office
10367 Hole Avenue
Riverside, CA 92505

Phone: 951-643-3829
Riverside Family Law Office Map

Corona Office
1101 California Avenue
Suite 207
Corona, CA 92881

Phone: 951-643-3829
Corona Family Law Office Map

Temecula Office
43533 Ridge Park Drive
Suite J
Temecula, CA 92590

Phone: 951-643-3829
Temecula Family Law Office Map