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Santa Clara Divorce Lawyer

Filing for Divorce in California

Are you considering filing for divorce in California? Have you been served with divorce papers from your spouse? Do you need a Santa Clara divorce lawyer?

Your life is at a turning point. A Santa Clara divorce lawyer at Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP wants to help ensure your life turns in a positive direction. Our certified family law specialists are here to safeguard your financial interests, your parental rights, and your future. Our Santa Clara divorce lawyer works with numerous young, professional clients in addition to clients approaching retirement with substantial assets. Our family law firm is well equipped to tackle divorces involving convoluted property divisions.

Skillful Representation From Certified Family Law Specialists

We start the process by developing a clear understanding of what your most important goals are. The Santa Clara divorce lawyer you work with will explain the process of divorce in California. We will complete a comprehensive risk-benefit analysis of the various legal strategies we could employ to help you reach your goals. You will then decide how you want to proceed. Part of our job is to advise and support your decisions.

If you can reach an agreement with your spouse on all issues, a simple uncontested divorce does not take that long. At least one court appearance will be required. The hearing tends to be informal and most of the talking will be the judge and your Santa Clara divorce lawyer.

If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement regarding property division, child custody and support or other substantial matters then the process could take months to over a year.

Property Division and Spousal Support in California

Nearly every divorce in California involves the division of community debts and assets. California is a community property state, meaning that any property acquired during the marriage is subject to division during dissolution, however, there are some exceptions. Your attorney will speak with you in greater detail about property division and how it may apply in your circumstances.Most divorce cases in California do not involve an award of spousal support, even involving long-term marriages. When spousal support is ordered, it is generally limited in duration.

A Divorce Involving Children

If your marriage involves minor children, you and your spouse will need to agree on a parenting plan. The parenting plan will address physical custody, legal custody, and whether child support will be paid and to whom. If you cannot agree on a parenting plan the court will decide what is in the best interests of the children. Our Santa Clara divorce lawyer is here to advise and support you. Generally, the actions of the parties in a divorce are not a part of a child custody case. If the either of the parties have a recent history of domestic violence or child abuse, that will be taken into consideration by the court when the child custody and visitation order is made.

Contact Our Santa Clara Divorce Lawyer

Please contact Hoover ♦ Krepelka, LLP today to schedule a complimentary one-hour case review with one of our Certified Family Law Specialists. We will listen carefully to your concerns, discuss legal options and outline a strategy to help meet your goals. Call our Santa Clara divorce lawyer and family law attorneys today at (408) 389-7099.

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