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Divorce Lawyer in Irvine, CA

Award-Winning Divorce Representation

Super LawyerDid your spouse hand you divorce papers when you least expected it? Have you been planning on divorcing your spouse for a while now and are at last prepared to take the first step? Was the decision to dissolve your marriage mutual but you do not know where to turn for support? No matter the unique circumstances surrounding your divorce, our Irvine divorce attorneys at Gill Law Group, PC can help you.

What Sets Our Orange County Family Law Firm Apart?

  • Client-Oriented Approach & Service
  • Zealous Advocacy to Protect Your Rights
  • Named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers® (2017 - 2018)
  • Voted National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
  • Free In-Person Consultation with an Experienced Divorce Lawyer

A divorce – whether it is uncontested or contested – is sure to shake things up a bit for you and your day-to-day life. To help prepare for the changes, and to make certain your best interests are not forgotten as the process progresses, allow us to step in and support you. We're only a phone call away.

Let's discuss the details of your divorce. Contact the firm today.

Together, We Can Get You Through This Difficult Time. Call Us!

Everyone who comes to our law firm in Irvine has a different story than the next. The underlying truth, however, is that they need some legal guidance and moral support. By recognizing the importance of each case to everyone we represent, we believe that our Irvine divorce attorneys have been able to improve the lives of many people in our community. We would be honored to be able to do the same for you.

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Exploring Alternatives to Divorce

When a marriage is coming to an end, is divorce the only path ahead? Most people in California are not aware that there are actually other alternatives that might be better suited to their unique situation.

You may want to consider these lesser-known alternatives to divorce:

  1. Legal Separation: If you are not entirely committed to the idea of ending your marriage, you should talk to your divorce attorney in Orange County about legal separations. A separation is closely similar to a divorce and provides much of the same benefits, only it does not actually dissolve the marriage.
  2. Annulment: For some people, a divorce is not enough, and they require the marriage to be more or less stricken from all records. A successful annulment will effectively make it as though the marriage never happened. This can be beneficial for multiple reasons, including religious beliefs.

Modifying the Terms of Your Divorce

In addition to providing powerful support both before and during the divorce process, our attorneys are also equipped with the skills to help you alter the terms of your divorce decree after the fact. In the state of California, spouses are able to petition with the courts to modify nearly any aspect of their divorce, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and visitation, in the event that a substantial change in circumstances should present itself from the time the order was first issued.

Acceptable changes in circumstances that may warrant a modification include:

  • Substantial changes in income
  • Illness or disability of either spouse
  • Changes in a child’s developmental needs
  • Loss of employment
  • Relocation (especially to another state)
  • An unsuitable environment for children

Our knowledgeable advocates can examine the circumstances of your situation and guide you step by step through the process of pursuing a modification. From filing the necessary court papers to negotiating with your ex-spouse, we can handle the legal heavy lifting and maximize your chances of securing the results you need.

Call (949) 681-9952 for a complimentary consultation today!

Get to Know Our Team

  • Raja S. Gill
    Raja S. Gill Founding Attorney
  • Brittney Rodriguez
    Brittney Rodriguez Associate Attorney
  • Jennifer Gavini
    Jennifer Gavini Of Counsel
  • Edgar C. Johnson, Jr.
    Edgar C. Johnson, Jr. Of Counsel
  • Raja S. Gill Founding Attorney
    Raja S. Gill

    Attorney Hetinder “Raja” Gill has been awarded membership in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and he maintains a Superb Avvo Rating. View Profile

  • Brittney Rodriguez Associate Attorney
    Brittney Rodriguez

    Attorney Rodriguez brings a passionate and strategic view to every family law case we take. View Profile

  • Jennifer Gavini Of Counsel
    Jennifer Gavini

    Attorney Gavini received her Juris Doctor degree from Whittier Law School and has experience in several fields of law. View Profile

  • Edgar C. Johnson, Jr. Of Counsel
    Edgar C. Johnson, Jr.

    Attorney Johnson graduated Western State University School of Law and has over 25 years of litigation experience. View Profile

Determining Details of Your Divorce in Orange County

When you partner up with us, we will first want to get a strong understanding of you, your family, and your financial situations. By examining your case up and down and really getting to know you, we believe we will be able to determine the best legal route for you to take. We would not want to steer you in the wrong direction, nor would we want to overlook something critical, so we try our best to be in constant communication with you. Whenever you have a question or concern, please let us know and we will react as soon as we can.

Aspects of Your Divorce that You Will Need to Consider Include:

It should also be mentioned that we will also want to first establish that divorce is truly what you or your spouse would like to do. In some cases, a legal separation, which functions much like a divorce but without the dissolution of the marriage, is actually what people desire but just do not know it.

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in California?

California is a purely “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that couples cannot cite the misconduct of either spouse as a reason for their separation. Instead, most divorces are based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences which have led to a substantial breakdown of the marriage. With that being said, fault may be considered by the courts as a factor when determining alimony awards or property division. Since fault is taken out of the equation, the only requirement for divorce is that at least one spouse must have been a California resident for at least 6 months prior to filing.

Community Property in California

A major aspect of divorce is deciding who gets what pieces of property and why. In California, most cases will consider anything gained during the marriage – whether it be a home, a savings account, or even debt – to be community property, or something that should be shared between the spouses. Items acquired before the marriage became official are considered separate property, but such items frequently become communal if they are modified in some way during the marriage. For example, if you had your own private savings account before marriage but add significantly to it during the marriage, your ex-spouse may be able to argue that it should be considered community property.

You may be able to determine how your property is divided without the initial intervention of the court. With an experienced divorce attorney, you can go through the process of equitable distribution, or determining what is most fair for the both of you. Keep in mind that all of your best laid plans will mean nothing until a judge signs off on it and issues a final decision.

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Testimonials

  • “He has been professional, prompt, trustworthy and has done an excellent job of guiding us through this difficult process.”

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  • “I can say with confidence that the Gill Law Group is clearly a cut above the rest! Truly exceptional service.”

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  • “He made sure that everything went smoothly and as quickly as possible.”

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  • “I called and got solutions to my situation in a matter of minutes, over the phone.”

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  • “The best thing is that he keeps you informed and gives you appropriate and legitimate advice.”

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