San Bernardino Divorce Lawyer
In today's society, divorce is no longer whispered about or considered a "failure" on the part of either spouse. With the ever-burgeoning divorce rate in America, it is no secret that not all marriages were meant to last. Stress due to money issues, parenting strategies, job loss, infidelity, or religion can, over time, lead a couple to divorce.
In California, either spouse can file for divorce on one of two grounds:
- Irreconcilable differences
- Incurable insanity
In order to legally file for divorce, both parties must meet certain divorce residency requirements. These requirements state that both spouses must reside in California for a minimum of six months prior to the divorce, and that both spouses have been residents of their county for no less than three months. Talk to a San Bernardino divorce attorney from the Michael R Young Law Offices if you have questions on any of the following issues:
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If you're considering filing for divorce or you have been served with divorce papers, it would be beneficial to you and the outcome of your divorce case to consult with a professional divorce attorney. In order to avoid a lengthy trial, both parties in a divorce must come to a mutual agreement about the terms of the divorce. If both spouses are able to reach an agreement, the legal divorce process for an uncontested divorce can proceed. Typically, an uncontested divorce can be finalized after a waiting period that could last up to 6 months.
If both spouses are unable to come to a mutual understanding and agreement concerning the terms of their divorce, the matter will be classified as a contested divorce and it will need to be brought to court. A judge will hear the case and determine the final agreement for both parties before granting the divorce. Due to its complexities, a contested divorce typically takes six months or longer to finalize.
Contact a San Bernardino divorce lawyer to learn more about your case and how we can help.