Divorce Attorney in Sacramento Helps Spouses Move Past a Breakup
Experienced California family lawyer delivers compassionate counsel
Divorce proceedings, also called dissolution proceedings, involve the resolution of all the issues related to the termination of the marriage, such as division of property, custody of any children, and any regular financial support needed for children or a former spouse. At Williams Family Law, we draw upon years of experience and extensive skills to help you obtain a positive outcome in every aspect of your divorce. We are committed to easing your burden by trying to work out issues with your spouse whenever possible, but we are prepared to litigate when it is in your best interest.
Professional assistance with legal divorce requirements
Divorce is an emotionally trying time. Our firm offers peace of mind by giving you the confidence that each legal obligation is being met successfully. For more than a decade, we have helped divorcing spouses handle the legal requirements that must be met:
- Residency — To file a petition for marriage dissolution in California, one of the spouses must be living in the state for at least six months.
- Paperwork — From the initial filing through the final judgment, we will make sure that not only all paperwork is correct, but also that you understand each document.
- Time frame — Final divorce cannot be granted until at least six months after the initial filing.
Williams Family Law is committed to keeping you fully informed throughout the divorce process so you are not met with unpleasant surprises.
Skilled advice on no-fault filing in California
In California, the state’s no-fault divorce rule means that courts do not evaluate who is responsible for the problems in a marriage. Filing for divorce can occur as long as one partner believes that irreconcilable differences exist in the marriage. This allows parties to move past finger-pointing and address questions such as property division and child custody. Williams Family Law helps clients resolve these issues in a thorough, professional manner.
Representation for uncontested divorces through summary dissolution
In California, certain couples can divorce through summary dissolution. That can only happen when the marriage has not produced minor children, and the woman is not pregnant. Marital assets must be less than $38,000, and the parties must agree on a division of all assets and debts. We can assist with the paperwork and all requirements of summary dissolution.