Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Divorce Process, Cost, & Length in CA

For those who are considering a divorce or are facing a difficult legal battle in the midst of the dissolution, they may have many questions that need to be answered in a timely and efficient manner. The Fresno divorce attorney at my firm has the knowledge and experience that can be trusted to those dealing with this emotionally charged issue. This is a legal situation that will have a large impact on the remainder of your life. For that reason, the Law Office of Zeppy Attashian, PC. has prepared the following answers to frequently asked questions. Please take the time to browse through them to gain a better understanding of your case.

Q: What are the grounds for divorce in California? 
Q: Will I obtain half of everything in my divorce? 
Q: Should everyone enter into a premarital agreement?

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What are the grounds for divorce in California? 
The state of California carries the concept of "no-fault divorce." Therefore, the dissolution of marriage can be accepted by the court if they find that there are irreconcilable differences that have emotionally and physically separated the couple and led to the irrevocable failure of the marriage. Practically speaking, if one individual wants a divorce, they can claim irreconcilable differences and obtain a no-fault divorce, even if the other spouse objects.

Will I obtain half of everything in my divorce? 
California is a community property state. This means that the property that is acquired during the marriage will be equally divided at the time of divorce. There are many exceptions to this rule and the division will highly depend on the specifics of your case.

Should everyone enter into a premarital agreement? 
Many different types of couples can benefit from a premarital agreement, not just the wealthy. If you are a single parent, a business owner or even a professional in the workplace, you could benefit from a premarital agreement in the case of death or divorce. You should only do so after you have performed a thorough research of the premarital agreement being proposed and have had time to consider the document.

Getting Your Questions Answered

As a Fresno divorce attorney, I know what it takes to successfully navigate this type of circumstance. I can help you develop a solid understanding of your case, but that often requires open communication from client to lawyer. You can ask my firm any question and I will be able to answer it in as clear of a manner as possible. You may be stressed over the issue of child custody, visitation, spousal support or another matter and not know which way to turn. For more information on your case and the legal guidance you need and deserve, contact my firm today!

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