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Divorce Law Orange County California

If you need information related to divorce law Orange County California you'd do well to consult with an Orange County divorce attorney. An Orange County divorce lawyer can provide you with legal advice and the divorce law Orange County California as it relates to your specific situation. He/she should be able to lay out all your options and suggest the best course of action for you whether it's settling out-of-court, going to mediation or filing an Order to Show Cause (OSC) in the Orange County court.

The divorce law Orange County California covers many areas including but not limited to divorce, dissolutions of marriage, legal separation, annulmments, summary dissolutions, domestic partnerships, child custody, visitation issues, child support, spousal support, alimony, paternity, domestic violence, restraining orders, CLETS restraining orders, probate, wills, living trusts, prenuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and more. The below information is provided for educational purposes only (not legal advice) to help you in your search for divorce facts Orange County California law and information.

Dissolution of Marriage - California divorce law refers to a divorce as a dissolution of marriage faundamentally having the same meaning.

No Fault Divorce - California is a no-fault state for divorces. This means one spouse can end the marriage even if the other does not want to.

Child Custody - Child custody involves physical child custody and legal child custody. Physical child custody has to do with where the child lives. Legal custody has to do with decision making on major issues.

Child Support - Child support is a financial obligation where one parent is court ordered to pay child support to the other parent upon divorce or separation for financial support of his/her children.

Spousal Support or Alimony - Spousal support or alimony is a financial obligation where one parent is court ordered to pay suppousal support to the other parent upon divorce for financial support of his/her spouse.

Prenuptial Agreements - Also called a "prenupt" is a legal agreement executed before marriage that defines a couples property rights and responsibilities.

Postnuptial Agreements - Also called a "postnup" is a legal agreement executed after marriage that defines a couples property rights and responsibilities.

Domestic Partnership - A domestic partnership is a legal relationship between same-sex couples which affords the couple many but not all of the same rights, protections, and benefits of married couples -- it can be subject to the same responsibilities, obligations, and duties under law as a married couple.

Annulment or Nullity of Marriage - An annulment can take place if the Orange County Superior court finds that a marriage or domestic partnership is invalid or illegal. An annulment can also take place when a marriage or domestic partnership is declared "void" or "voidable."

Summary Dissolution - A summary dissolution in California is a simple way to get a divorce. A summary dissolution provides the possibility of avoiding a court trial. But not every couple can use a summary dissolution to get a divorce -- you must qualify for a summary dissolution to get a divorce.

Legal Separation - The grounds for legal separation are similar to that of divorce. However, in a legal separation the marriage or domestic partnership is not terminated and neither party may get remarried or enter into a new domestic partnership. A legal separation can allow a couple to separate finances and property.

Paternity - Paternity is a process by which the legal father of a child is determined. An alleged father of a child is entitled by California paternity law to a paternity test to prove or disprove fatherhood.

Domestic Violence - When a spouse or other family member makes threats of harm or inflicts phsyical damage on his/her spouse or partner there are protective provisions in California Family Code that can have civil and/or criminal consequences.

Restraining Orders - Restraining orders are a common in domestic violence situations that have the potential for future or family violence.

CLETS Restraining Order - A CLETS restraining order is a temporary restraining order which can be issued on an ex-parte basis without the accused present. A CLETS restrainig order generally requires the accused to appear in court for a hearing approximately three weeks after the restraining order is issued so the accused can have an opportunity to defend himself/herself.

Division of Property - California, a community property state, defines community property as all property, real and personal, which a married person living in the state acquires during marriage. Separate Property is an exception to what would be included in the marital community estate.

Probate - Probate is a legal proceeding that involves settling the issue of a person's legal and financial matters after his/her death and can take approximately six months to several years for a probate matter to be resolved.

Wills - A will allows a person to decide who will receive their assets or estate after death rather than the state.

Estate Planning - Estate planning is a process that often involves people or charitable organizations of your choice. It also involves your assets or property and the various forms of ownership and title that those assets may take.

Living Trusts - A living trust is often thought of as a substitute for a traditional Will. Lik a Will, a living trust is designed to distribute your assets or estate after death but can avoid the probate process.

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