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Divorce in California
In California, there are three ways to end your marriage. Dissolution of marriage (commonly known as divorce) is one way.
You may also qualify for summary dissolution of marriage if
- You have been married for less than 5 years and
- So not have children from the marriage and
- Do not have significant assets or debts and
- Both parties agree in a joint petition to file for a summary dissolution.
California Divorce Laws
California divorce and family laws are very complicated. We can write a book with thousands of pages on this topic. However, we will try to simplify it by explaining the policy goals the family code seeks to promote. This way you can understand the purpose of the laws you encounter throughout your family law case which in turn will help you understand the possible outcomes.
Goals of Family Laws in California
In California, the family code, along with the case law interpreting the family code, are the two major sources of the law applied in family courts. California legislatures passed these laws to promote the following:
- Settlement between parties
- Fairness of the process and outcome
- Best interest of the minor children
- Safety of the parties
In California, modifying a child custody order requires a proof of significant change in circumstances. However, like most rules in the legal field, this rule also comes with important exceptions. Here, I will discuss some of those exceptions. However, first I will discuss where the change in circumstances rule comes from and why it exists in child custody cases.
William Jr. is the name given to the baby boy. William Jr. becomes the subject of a child custody dispute that changes how custody laws are interpreted and applied in California and across the US.
An exceedingly common reason for divorce is spousal infidelity. Rarely is the case that infidelity is the root cause of marital problems.
Orange County Divorce Lawyers
Some of the cities we serve
- Aliso Viejo
- Costa Mesa
- Irvine Divorce
- Laguna Beach
- Laguna Hills
- Laguna Niguel
- Mission Viejo
- Newport Beach
Sabeti Law & Associates
- Family law attorneys in orange county
- Family law private mediation
Address: 23832 Rockfield Blvd Ste # 175,
Lake Forest, Ca, 92630