California is a no-fault state, which means neither spouse is required to prove wrongdoing in order to proceed with a divorce filing. There’s no advantage as the petitioner; there’s no disadvantage as the respondent. What matters is if you have an attorney who can get you through the process, not in which order you go into the process. Holstrom, Block & Parke is capable, proficient, and very good at representing both petitioners and respondents in the legal process. We want to get the best result we can for the client in as short a time as we can.