In California, you can request that the court issue a Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage (the legal label for a divorce) or a Judgment of Legal Separation. If you request a Dissolution of Marriage (a divorce), the Judgment can include your agreements or the court’s orders about parenting, the division of your assets and debts,… Read more »
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Legal Custody vs. Physical Custody
Legal Custody Legal custody refers to the right and the responsibility to make decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child. A parent with legal custody can make decisions about issues such as the child’s schooling, religious upbringing and medical care. If parents have joint legal custody, they are obligated to confer… Read more »
Do I have to go to court to get divorced, or can I avoid court divorce?
It is not necessary to appear in court if you and your spouse reach an agreement. You can avoid court divorce once an agreement is reached. If you and your spouse reach an agreement, a Marital Settlement Agreement (often abbreviated “MSA”) can be submitted and approved by the court without a personal appearance. Exactly how can an… Read more »
How long will it take to get divorced?
Divorce is not usually a quick process. The earliest date you can terminate your marital status (change from being a married person to being a single person) is six months and one day after the date the Summons is served. However, there may be issues in your case that will take more time to resolve. … Read more »