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Helping You Through Life’s Difficult Times

man and woman arguing over divorceNo one ever plans for divorce, yet it happens to more than a third of all marriages in the United States. If your marriage is coming to an end, then you don’t have to feel alone or out of options. Come to Gill Law Group, P.C. in Irvine to work with a divorce attorney who can guide you through the entire process. Our legal team is here to support and uplift you when you need assistance and care the most.

Prioritizing Your Best Interests

Divorce is about ending your marriage in a way that makes everyone comfortable. But it is important to not overlook that you have to look out for yourself and your children in divorce, which might mean butting heads with your spouse over a few things. When our divorce lawyers in Irvine are on the case, you can be confident that your best interests will be protected, respected, and upheld in all matters of your divorce, from property division to child custody.

Dial (949) 681-9952 now. We’re here to help.

What to Do About Your Marital Property

Is California a 50-50 state when it comes to divorce? Yes, in a way, California law does decide that marital or community property is divided equally during a divorce, not equitably. Any property or assets that were gained during a marriage belongs to both spouses, so they are split as equally as possible when the marriage ends.

Community property of concern for your divorce could include:

  • Joint savings accounts
  • Real estate
  • Automobiles
  • Appliances and electronics
  • Family businesses
  • And more

You do have the option to decide how to split marital property by working with your spouse, though. The two of you can agree to split it unequally if you believe that would be fair. If you are worried about losing an important asset in a divorce, then you should consider creating a property division agreement with your spouse that does not depend on the court’s intervention.

Do You Have to Leave Your House in a Divorce?

Assuming that your home is community property in your divorce – and it usually is – no one must leave it while the divorce is processing. You and your spouse can agree to keep living together if that makes everything easier for everyone. However, the court might require someone to leave the shared home and seek temporary housing elsewhere if there are concerns about domestic violence. Whoever leaves the home still retains the right to get the home in the divorce, though.

Legal Help for Contested & Uncontested Divorces

There are two main types of divorces:

  • Uncontested: In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree to all terms of the divorce before the divorce agreement is taken to court to be officiated.
  • Contested: In a contested divorce, there is at least one disagreement between the spouses about an aspect of the divorce. Courtroom proceedings can become necessary to solve the disagreement.

Uncontested divorces are ideal because it means your divorce will close sooner, with less stress, and for less money. However, ideals are usually not possible. Contested divorces are common because many divorcing couples will naturally disagree about one thing or another, like how much child support should be paid each month or who gets to keep the family car. Just because your divorce is contested does not mean it needs to be difficult, though. With the help of our law firm, you can make sense of your situation and find a good solution.

Ready to Help You Move Onto the Next Chapter

Are you ready to explore your options in divorce? We are, too. Get our Irvine divorce attorneys on the phone by dialing (949) 681-9952 now, and tell us what is going on. With us by your side, we know you will see that divorce doesn’t have to be stressful, and it certainly doesn’t need to be a “bad thing.”

Find your footing for your divorce. Contact our firm now.

Divorce FAQ:

How long does a typical divorce take?

Most divorces take more than a year to conclude due to various reasons, including minimum waiting times to make it official after filing and back-and-forth discussions between the spouses and their attorneys. Our firm is known for doing what we can to eliminate any unnecessary delays.

Do you need grounds to file for divorce in California?

You no longer need grounds to file for divorce in California or any other state. The court cannot bar you from filing for divorce, even if you refuse to elaborate as to why you want one. Most people who don’t want to share their reasons for divorce will note that they are divorcing for “irreconcilable differences.”

How much does a divorce lawyer cost in California?

The price of a divorce attorney in Irvine will vary from case to case. Typically, the more complicated a case is, the more it will cost to hire legal counsel because lawyers tend to charge by the hour. We are diligent with our work and are proud of our reputation, so you can trust that we will always try to get you the best possible price for assistance with your divorce case.

Who gets the children in a divorce?

Any matter related to a child’s wellbeing in a divorce case must be based on the child’s unique best interests. For child custody, the parent who can give the child the most comfortable and healthy life is usually the one who gets primary and physical custody rights. If the child is old enough, though, then the court might ask them who they prefer to live with.

Book a consultation today to speak with Attorney Raja Gill about your divorce needs.

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