There are three main ways to end a marriage or registered domestic partnership in California: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. It is not necessary for both spouses or domestic partners to agree to end the marriage. Either spouse or partner can decide to end the marriage, and the other spouse/partner, even if he or she does not want to get a divorce, cannot stop the process by refusing to participate in the case. If a spouse or domestic partner does not participate in the divorce case, the other spouse/partner will still be able to get a “default” judgment and the divorce will go through. (Cite- cacourts.gov)
California is a “no fault” state, which means that the other spouse or domestic partner that is asking for the divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse or domestic partner did something wrong. To get a no fault divorce, one spouse or domestic partner has to state that the couple cannot get along. Legally this is called “irreconcilable differences.” (Cite- cacourts.gov)
At San Diego Biz Law we understand that not all marriages end up how we all envisioned them to be. Consequently, the challenging circumstances requires finding a divorce lawyer who can zealously pursue your case to completion and protect your rights throughout all phases of the divorce proceedings. Our law firm is comprised of honest and compassionate divorce lawyers who will help you during this difficult time in your life and provide you with the support needed to overcome any and all challenges this phase of your life may bring.
After a consultation to better help you understand your rights, our team will be committed to helping you achieve a satisfying resolution to your divorce in a cost-effective manner that protects your short and long-term interests.
With comprehensive legal guidance from our divorce lawyers, and the support of our caring legal team, we will work with you to address the many issues that can arise in a complex divorce case, including but not limited to—child support, child custody, division of community assets, payment of debts, as well as spousal support. By allowing us to better guide you throughout the process in a manner that is sensitive to your needs and resources, our team will ensure that your needs are fully addressed upon the resolution of your case.