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What Foreign Nationals Should Know When Getting A California Divorce

A divorce is not as simple as two individuals going their separate ways after their marriage fails. There is a legal proceeding and there are many factors that will decide the outcome of the divorce. One of them is legal citizenship. In the US, each state has their own separate laws but most require individuals…

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Responding to Divorce or Legal Separation Filings

Either spouse in a marriage or as a partner in registered domestic partnership has the right to request the court to terminate their legal relationship. Your domestic partner or spouse has requested the court to end the relationship in case you received a summons and petition for legal separation or dissolution (divorce). In Orange County,…

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Completing The Divorce Process

The instructions and forms used by you to end your case is dependent on whether case respondents have filed the necessary response and whether you and your domestic partner or spouse have an agreement concerning the ending of marriage, support issues, dividing property and debt, and also visitation and child custody. You have to complete…

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What are Preliminary Financial Disclosures in California Divorces?

Preliminary financial disclosures are mandatory requirement to complete for getting a California divorce. Preparation and exchange of financial disclosures is one of the initial steps in any divorce in California. If the parties fail to fulfill this step then the judge will not grant the divorce. Parties that withhold financial information willfully or are negligent…

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Who Can File For A Summary Dissolution in California?

Summary dissolution is a quick and simple approach to obtaining divorce from your spouse without the intervention of a judge. In other words, it is a shorter and easier way to end a marriage or a registered domestic partnership without the hassles of lengthy and expensive litigation proceedings. However, there are certain limitations that a…

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Annulment – An Alternative To Divorce

Marriage annulment is a fairly misunderstood concept owing to the inaccurate projection of its legality by the popular religion and culture. Both annulment and divorce can be considered somewhat similar in their basic underlying principle of determining the status of wedlock. However, the major distinguishing factor that separates an annulment from a divorce is the…

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All You Need To Know About CA Divorce "ATROs"

The term restraining order provokes a limiting thought process that regards it as something to do with abusive or violent circumstances, wherein a court of law issues an order that restrains an individual who might be a threat to someone else. However, ATROs or automatic temporary restraining orders are quite contrary to the popular belief.…

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Military Divorce Laws in California

The fact that the family laws applicable to the military divorce cases in California are marked by several unique concerns in comparison with the regular civilian divorce cases implies that specific federal and state laws and guidelines should be followed for the former. Military protection against divorce litigation in California  California state law exempts the…

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Basic Steps in Filing a Divorce Petition

Although different states might have slight variations in the divorce legislation, the basic structure for filing a divorce remains largely the same. Below are the key steps involved in fling a divorce petition: Filing the petition You first need to file a ‘Petition for Dissolution of Marriage’ when seeking a divorce. The person filing the…

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Understanding Domicile in California Divorce Cases

With regard to the issue of California residency requirements in a divorce case, it is important to know that the person filing for divorce must have lived in California for 6 months prior to filing and for 3 months in the county they are filing in. California Residency Requirements – How Do You Show Domicile?…

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