How lnog does divorce taek
I think your question is referring to the statutory waiting period mandated in California. It is 6 months from the date that the Respondent is "served" with the Divorce Petition.
As for how long it takes for any couple to resolve their divorce issues, that depends entirely on the couple. Some people can reach agreements very quickly. Others fight it out for years.See question
The California court ordered the childcare and uninsured medical add-on but now Father is declaring that age 11 no longer should require care. The court orders do not discuss an end age for childcare. Is there one?
Ditto on what Mr. Miller said. The terms specified in the order are what should guide you. There is no law that child support add-ons terminate early.See question
I am going to marry someone with considerable debt and want a prenuptial agreement so that I am not responsible for any debt incurred before our marriage. Is this something that can simply be done? Lastly, she also owns a house and might want ...
Debt incurred by one spouse prior to marriage is considered that spouses separate debt. If you wish, you can research via Google these issues, such as: "CA divorce allocation of debt" or "debt incurred before marriage" or any related search terms. You'll likely find a number of articles discussing this issue.
Regarding the house, if it's owned before marriage, which you said it is (presumably as a TIC; "tenants in common," then it is not community property, and does not become community property simply by the act of a person getting married. However, the "community" may gain an interest depending on the acts of the parties after marriage, for instance, paying down principle on the mortgage with community funds (e.g., either party's income after marriage), making capital improvements, etc.
I suggest one of you hire a lawyer to draft a premarital agreement if you want to alter how CA community properly laws may apply to your case upon any legal separation or marriage dissolution. One party typically hired a "drafting" attorney, and the other party hires another, independent lawyer as the "reviewing" attorney. It's very important that both parties have their own independent counsel.See question
Me and my husband are married for 2.5 yrs and separating amicably. What would it cost to draft a separation agreement with an attorney? I think since we are on amicable terms, it would be wise to get all the work done now but the dilemma is when I...
You can both jointly hire a "mediator." A mediator does not represent either party. Rather, he/she helps the parties understand their respective rights, and craft mutually acceptable agreements in a neutral manner. Both parties meet with the mediator simultaneously, and work out settlement terms. Once reached, the mediator can draft up all the paperwork and file it with the court. This process is much cheaper than both parties hiring their own lawyer, and it also saves time, as there is no back and forth between lawyers. If either party wants their own lawyer to review any agreements or otherwise advise him/her, that can happen as part of the mediation process. Yet, many people never hire their own lawyer as part of mediation, as the mediator helps both parties understand their rights, and options.See question
We currently have a custody/visitation order with an attachment stating that all communication (including text and email) be conducted in a respectful and business-like manner. Non-custodial parent bombards me with emails/text message with the ...
I'm sure receiving such communications can be annoying. However, he's doing you a favor, and himself harm, in regards to providing you with evidence of his hostile attitude and other problematic behavior. If you find yourself in court again disputing any custody related issues, and his behavior is relevant to the court's decision, he has provided written proof of such behavior. In other words, it's won't simply be your word against his.
Print and store all those texts for future reference.
In the meantime, don't respond in kind. You can simply ignore his rants, and instead, respond only about important issues related to the kids. When you respond, be overly polite and professional.
Keep this thought in mind: If you give people enough rope, they'll usually hang themselves with it.See question
He wants to reduces his monthly payment to his girls so he could pay for his past due of 17k. What grounds does he have. They live with me FULL time in CA and he lives in Seattle. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 4 2014 and on disabilit...
You can contact the Department of Child Support Services in Santa Rosa. They offer free assistance with modifying or enforcing child support orders. Look up their contact info via Google.See question
I'm sending these documents (schedule of assets and debts, income and expense declaration etc.) to my spouse's lawyer. Am i supposed to include a cover letter with the documents? Is it okay just to put them in an envelope and put it in the mail? ...
Form FL-140 is the cover page. It specifies what disclosure documents you are serving. You should also attach a proof of service by mail, which is form FL-335. You can find such forms here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=MO
Of course, keep a copy of all documents you serve on your spouse for your records.See question
We have agreed to split amicably and discussed what is best for the children at their current ages, but I'm worried because Father does not actually want to split and may just be agreeing to seem amicable. I don't want things to get ugly, but I'm...
What Mr. Cohen said is correct. As I said in my other answer, you and your "ex" can jointly hire a mediator, and that mediator's office can handle all the paperwork for you.See question
We have agreed to split amicably and discussed what is best for the children at their current ages, but I'm worried because Father does not actually want to split and may just be agreeing to seem amicable. I don't want things to get ugly, but I'm ...
You can attend private mediation, and have the mediator draft up the agreement between you and the other parent. Then, have that mediator file the agreement with the court at the same time that your case is opened. Private mediation is voluntary, however. Hence, both parents have to agree to attend mediation.See question
We have been married for almost three years, and I am filing for divorce and I want to know if I would get half of my spouse's 401 K Pension.
Yes, you're entitled to half the "community" value of that asset. Community value may accrue from the date of marriage until the "date of separation." This is a somewhat technical issue. You can look up answers about dividing a pension or 401k online, either via this site, or via Google. Or, hire a local family law lawyer for a consult.See question