Many people believe that marriages in California are doomed to end in divorce. This is not true. In fact, the average divorce rate in California is just 9.7%, compared to states like Maine and Nevada, which have 14% divorce rates. Yet, if you are one of the couples looking to end your marriage, it may suddenly feel like you’re all alone. That’s because the divorce process is a long and arduous one that is full of emotional turmoil.
Divorcing couples may be concerned about their financial futures, their parenting rights, and the division of marital assets. In addition, they may suddenly find themselves thrust out of their homes and forced to spend time away from their children. When this occurs, it is important to have an experienced San Marcos divorce lawyer on your side.
Many divorcing couples believe that they will save money and time by choosing to handle the divorce themselves. Sadly, nothing could be farther from the truth. Couples who choose to handle their own divorce often make serious mistakes when it comes to dividing assets, such as retirement accounts, pensions, or IRAs. They may mislabel custody papers or fail to consider the growing and changing needs of their children. This can further complicate the divorce process and could even erode your parenting rights, further jeopardizing your future.
The best way to proceed through a divorce is to contact an experienced divorce attorney as soon as possible.
Types of Divorce Issues
If you are considering a divorce, Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law has successfully handled thousands of family law cases for over 50 years. We can help you handle every aspect of the divorce process, including:
Property and asset division
Child support or spousal support modifications
High-net worth divorces
Overview of Divorce in California
California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that couples do not have to prove misconduct in order to be granted a divorce. A claim that the marriage is defunct or that the couple has irreconcilable differences is often enough. Under California Family Code 2320, a judge will grant a divorce in California if:
One of the spouses has been a resident of California for at least 6 months, and
One of the spouses has been a resident of the county for at least 3 months
At least 6 months have passed between divorce petition and summons having been served
Contact Anthony Abbott a San Marcos Divorce Attorney
Divorce is never easy. Whether you’ve been married for one year or twenty years, the divorce process is often painful and an emotional journey for couples. Attorney Anthony Abbott has been assisting California couples through the divorce process for over 50 years. Whether you have a child custody or alimony issue, it is important to have experienced legal representation on your side. Our San Marcos divorce law firm can help you through all of the obstacles life throws your way and we can safeguard your future through the divorce process.
With an office conveniently located in San Marcos, we offer legal services throughout the entire San Diego area, including San Marcos, Escondido, Encinitas, Poway, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Del Mar, Pala Mesa, Rancho Santa Fe, El Cajon and more. Contact Anthony Abbott, Attorney at Law at (760) 471-2322 or fill out our confidential contact form for a free initial consultation and review of your case. We’re ready to fight for you.