How do I file for divorce in California?
In California, the process of getting divorced is also known as dissolution of marriage. In order to start this you will need to complete certain forms based on your current status. This includes if you are married with minor children, no minor children, or responding to your spouses filing. The state also requires at least one spouse to be a resident of the state.
While the steps to file a divorce in the state of California may seem simple, it can get quite complicated. Topics such as child custody, alimony and distributing assets often cause disagreement. Your intention to complete a legal separation, divorce without a lawyer may wind up in court anyway.
If you want assistance getting through the process in a collaborative way, contact a California divorce mediation lawyer at Silverman Family Law, APC. With family law mediation, experience matters. Attorney Alan R. Silverman not only has decades of courtroom experience, he has earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology.