Divorce is probably one of the most traumatic and stressful events that a person will experience in their lifetime. Most people are not prepared to handle the emotional, financial, and legal aspects of divorce without counseling and qualified advice on marital divorce issues.
California is a no-fault divorce state. No-fault divorce is when the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party.
Since 1970 laws allow a divorce to be granted in response to a petition by either party of the marriage without requiring the petitioner to provide evidence that the defendant has committed a breach of the marital contract.
Before 1970, in order to obtain a divorce, one spouse had to prove that the other spouse acted in a way that caused the breakdown of the marriage, such as adultery, physical or mental abuse, abandonment, being held against one’s will, insanity, and the inability to be intimate with your spouse.
No-fault laws took away the need to find fault. It gives either party the freedom to sue for divorce with only the claim of “irreconcilable differences”, which may have led to the high rate of divorce in the United States.
Filing for divorce is not something to be taken lightly or without a firm understanding of the ramifications of each aspect of a divorce settlement.
Find out what your rights are before attempting to come up with a property settlement. Contact the family law offices of Holstrom, Block & Parke. One of our attorneys can help ease you through the process while working to resolve issues to help avoid costly litigation.
Our firm is dedicated to putting our experience to work for you to not only protect you legally, but financially as well. We are dedicated to providing personal attention and understanding your specific goals and needs.
Contact us today at one of our conveniently located offices in San Bernardino, Riverside or Orange County.