Beverly Hills Divorce Lawyer
Do you need representation for your divorce in Los Angeles?
Whether you are experiencing a divorce firsthand or know of someone who has gone through a divorce, it can become painfully obvious that divorce can be a highly emotional process for a family. No matter how amicable the divorcing couple may be to one another, a divorce can still evoke confusing emotions in the most level-headed of individuals. And more often than not, the divorce will not simply involve the separating couple but also will have a negative impact on close friends, family, and children. As you walk through the process of divorce, a skilled Beverly Hills family lawyer from
The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire &
Associates can be a valuable aid as you make serious decisions regarding the future of your family.
Skilled & Compassionate Beverly Hills Family Law Attorneys
If you are going through a divorce in the Los Angeles area, you will need an experienced divorce and family law attorney to represent you. The divorce process in the state of California is also referred to as marital dissolution and the process can be potentially stressful and time consuming. There are specific residency requirements for filing for a divorce, including:
- One spouse must have lived in the state continuously for at least six months
- One spouse must have lived in the county of filing for at least three consecutive months
For some divorcing couples, these requirements can mean that you do not have to return to the state in which you were married in order to file for divorce. So long as you meet the residency requirements in California, you can still file for a divorce in the state. As skilled Los Angeles divorce lawyers, we can provide effective counsel to couples who were married in California or out of state.
California's Divorce Process
Several steps are involved in the process of divorce. Our firm does our best to make the process as quick and cost-efficient as possible for our clients. We can help walk you through the following steps:
- Determine and calculate fair and enforceable spousal support awards
Determine child custody and
child support matters through mediation, negotiation, or litigation
- Decide the type of divorce you wish to file for, including summary dissolution, uncontested divorce, or contested divorce
- Determine the appropriate jurisdiction for your divorce by abiding by California's residency rules and filing your petition accordingly
- Undergo negotiation, mediation, or litigation to resolve complex property division issues between you and your spouse, including the division of assets and debt
If you have questions about the requirements for filing for divorce, do not hesitate to consult our Los Angeles divorce lawyer from The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates. We are particularly adept at handling high-asset and celebrity cases and can apply the same level of knowledge to minor legal matters.
Protect Your Rights Through No-Fault Divorce
All divorces in California are "no fault" divorces, which simply means that a spouse does not need to show that the other spouse did something in order to warrant a divorce. One of the most common reasons for divorce is that the spouses have irreconcilable differences. This does not necessarily mean that either spouse has done anything wrong.
Even if a spouse did do something wrong or contestable, such as have an affair, the state of California does not punish this behavior when reviewing divorce orders. In order to petition for a divorce in California, at least one spouse must be able to prove evidence of incompatibility. In some instances, an irremediable breakdown of the marriage could be sufficient means to proceed with a divorce. Our Beverly Hills divorce attorneys can be trusted to help you so that you can come away from the process with your rights and dignity about you.
Helping Couples Reach Collaborative Decisions
The primary goal of our Los Angeles family law attorneys is to help you reach your desired end results when it comes to child custody, property division, spousal support, or any other issue that pertains to your divorce.
Contact The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates to schedule your free
case evaluation and get started on your new path to recovery and happiness.