Getting a Divorce in Pasadena
The California Divorce Process
In most cases, divorce causes stress, and many families feel concerned over resolving a variety of issues that come with the dissolution of marriage.
At the Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C., our lawyers stand ready to guide you throughout the divorce process and help ensure that your rights are protected, your wishes are heard, and that you are able to obtain a fair and favorable resolution to your case.
Whether you and your spouse are looking to amicably split or if you need to contest a divorce matter, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our experienced and compassionate team.
How to Prepare for a Divorce
Once you have filed your petition, the paperwork must be "served" to the other spouse. The process of divorce begins when you first bring the petition to court.
A divorce petition will typically contain:
- The name of you and your spouse, as well as addresses
- The date and location of the marriage
- Whether or not you share children with your spouse
- Verification that you or your spouse have lived in the State of California for at least six months or 180 days
- The grounds for seeking a divorce
- Terms of settlement for assets and finances, property, child custody, visitation, and any other matters
If you need assistance with the first steps on how to divorce in California, turn to the Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. There are many issues that may need to be resolved in a divorce, but most commonly, separating couples will have to work through the following:
- Child Custody Agreements
- Child Visitation Schedules
- Child support
- Sale of property
- Division of finances
- How debts will be handled
- How assets and property will be divided
- Spousal support or sometimes referred to as alimony
In some cases, restraining orders may be necessary, especially if domestic violence was involved in the decision to split. Other considerations may include paternity and father’s rights, mother's rights, and any prenuptial agreements that were signed prior to the marriage.
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The Law Offices of Christopher L. Hoglin, P.C. has a track record for success, and we have been working with clients throughout Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel Valley, and Los Angeles to help them obtain favorable resolutions to their divorce cases. As divorce attorneys, we understand that you may have questions and concerns regarding your future, and we always offer free initial case evaluations for all potential clients.
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