If yes, usually how much it will cost to process it? Do they need to appear in Court too?
Our office has maintained a family law practice in Alameda County, Santa Clara County and Contra Costa County for the past 31 years. I have represented several thousand of individuals in family law matters.
There is a crossover between Federal Immigration Law and the State of California Family Law Court. You need to file in the county where you resided during the last three months and you also must have been a resident in California for six months. The issue of do you need a lawyer is decided by what issues you have to deal with in regard to the divorce, are their assets, debts, children, retirement plans, or things you definitely cannot agree about or reach a resolution? If you have all these issues you certainly need legal counsel. The other issue is timing. If you have competent legal counsel they can go A to Z and get this case resolved at the earliest possible moment. If you attempt to do it yourself it could possibly be a disaster and it will take you a lot longer to accomplish the ultimate goal.
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