Helping Clients Pursue Successful Divorce Results
When you entered into your marriage, you and your spouse became, in many respects, a single legal entity. As your marriage ends, consulting an experienced divorce lawyer may be the key to preserving your individual rights.
At the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC, we will counsel and represent you throughout the divorce process, as well as the closely related process of legal separation. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss how we can help you.
Understanding the California Divorce Process
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, can be a complex legal process, especially if you and your spouse have substantial differences regarding what you want out of the divorce. The end goal of divorce is a settlement agreement or court order resolving issues such as the following:
- Division of community property
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
While the divorce is pending, issues such as child custody, child support and spousal support can be dealt with almost immediately through temporary court orders (called pendente lite) and various agreements. From the date of separation, and continuing on through the divorce process, the spouses have certain fiduciary duties, or financial obligations, to disclose the valuation of assets, debts and investment opportunities.
The amount of time the divorce process takes depends on the specific circumstances of each divorce, including the goals of the parties involved. Issues such as complex property division, including valuation of investments and professional practice can affect the duration of the case.
At our law firm, we are highly familiar with the California divorce and legal separation process and will work diligently to identify and counsel you on potential challenges while effectively pursuing your goals.
Assessing Uncontested Divorce Circumstances
You may believe that you do not need the assistance of an attorney if you and your spouse have agreed on the terms of your divorce. However, while some uncontested divorces are relatively straightforward, others are quite complicated, and there can also be serious consequences for failure to follow the correct procedures.
Aggressive Pursuit of Your Family Law Goals
If you have any questions about whether your divorce would benefit from the involvement of a lawyer as a mediator or otherwise, we would be happy to provide you with honest advice about your options. Contact our Roseville law office to speak to an experienced lawyer about your legal options.