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Comprehensive Support During The Divorce Process in Sacramento County

A divorce, or dissolution of marriage, is a legal declaration that a valid marriage is terminated. In a divorce case, even though the marital relationship may end, many issues – such as child support, child custody, and alimony – survive. Once a divorce is final, a person is free to remarry but may still have related obligations.

If you are filing for divorce and need competent, trusted legal representation, turn to the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. Our Folsom divorce attorney offers comprehensive guidance through the many steps of a divorce. With our help, you can finalize your divorce quickly and effectively.

Do you need help navigating the divorce process in California? Call the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C. today at (916) 794-4576 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our divorce attorney in Folsom! 

Is California a No-Fault Divorce State?

California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning neither party is penalized for seeking a dissolution, and neither party is penalized for the cause of the marriage breakdown. Every person is entitled to terminate their marital status in California, even if the other side does not desire to – this even now includes domestic partners and/or same-sex couples who have married.

In a California divorce, the Court, or the parties by agreement, will:

How Long Does a Divorce Take in California?

A California divorce generally takes at least six months after filing. This is because California has a mandatory six-month cooling-off period after you file for divorce. This gives couples more time to reconcile their differences. Your divorce could take longer if neither you nor your spouse is a California resident. To file for divorce in California:

  • You or your spouse must have lived in California for at least six months prior to filing
  • You must have lived in the county that you are filing in for at least three months prior to filing​

Contact Our Folsom Divorce Attorney Today

We understand that no one enters a marriage expecting it to end in divorce. Marital dissolution can be a difficult and emotionally grueling process. Having a Folsom divorce attorney on your side who is caring, compassionate, and experienced can make the process less painful and traumatic. With our help, you can finalize your divorce and resolve all the issues that arise along the way.

Contact the Law Office of Tiffany L. Andrews, P.C., today to discuss your case with our divorce lawyer in Folsom!

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the grounds for divorce in California?

California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither party is penalized for seeking a divorce. The only ground for divorce in California is irreconcilable differences, which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage.

What are the steps involved in a divorce process?

The divorce process in California typically involves the following steps: filing the petition, serving the petition and summons, responding to the petition, disclosure of financial information, negotiation and settlement, court hearings if necessary, and finalizing the divorce.

Do I need a lawyer for a divorce in California?

While it is possible to represent yourself in a divorce case, it is highly recommended to hire a lawyer. A divorce lawyer can provide guidance, protect your rights, ensure that all legal requirements are met, and help you navigate the complexities of the divorce process. They can also help you negotiate a fair settlement and represent you in court if necessary.

How is property divided in a divorce in California?

In California, community property is divided equally between the spouses in a divorce. Community property includes assets and debts acquired during the marriage. Separate property, which is property owned before the marriage or acquired by gift or inheritance during the marriage, is not subject to division. The court considers various factors when dividing community property, including the length of the marriage, each spouse's contribution to the acquisition of the property, and the needs of each party.

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    When an already difficult case took an unexpected turn, my Family Law attorney suggested another member of her team take on this new aspect of my case. As the issues of the case unfolded I was very relieved that Tiffany had been brought on to handle this troubling matter. Her professional confidence provided a sense of security while her familiarity with the complex issues kept me reassured. I am extremely happy with the final outcome of the issue and would confidently recommend Ms. Andrews for quality representation.
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