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Get Help With Your California Divorce Case

Divorce is a weighty decision and it can have direct effects on your family and relationships. If you or your spouse have made the decision to divorce, you need a trustworthy and reliable Corona family lawyer to help you. I understand how California divorce laws affect the process of filing and I can proactively represent you as you separate from your spouse anywhere in Riverside County.

As an experienced divorce attorney in Corona who has helped countless families in the Riverside County area for decades, I know how serious and contentious divorce can potentially be. Without the proper legal representation, even the most amicable of couples could be subject to friction caused by arguments or extensive litigation. To make sure your divorce proceeds in the most stress-free manner possible, you will need to work with a qualified Corona divorce lawyer.

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Contact Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law today to learn how I can help you. For a confidential and complimentary consultation, call my office at (951) 335-0088.

Providing Families with World-Class Legal Representation

For more than 20 years, I have been striving to offer exceptional legal counsel to individuals and families in Corona and throughout other areas in Riverside County. At a significant chapter of your life, you deserve to have a legal advocate in your corner that you can trust completely. I can be relied upon as you embark on a new journey and experience the emotional transition period following your divorce or separation.

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What Are Grounds for Divorce in California?

California is known as a “no-fault divorce” state. This means that you may divorce your spouse or domestic partner for any reason and you do not need to provide evidence that either party has done anything wrong. In most cases individuals will simply cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their divorce.

Who Can File for Divorce in California?

In order to file for divorce in California, you will need to prove that you or your spouse have resided in the state of California for the past 6 months, and that you have resided in your specific county for at least the last 3 months leading up to filing for divorce. Either party can initiate the divorce proceedings, but by filing first you may have more say in where the proceedings are held.

What Are the Different Types of Divorce in California?

Divorce cases can typically be broken down into one of two different categories: contested and uncontested.

  • Contested Divorce - Your divorce is considered contested if you and your partner are unable to reach an agreement on one or more terms of your divorce. This could be anything from child support payments to property division. In a contested divorce both parties will have to work to reach an amicable agreement, otherwise the court will rule on how these issues should be handled.
  • Uncontested Divorce - Your divorce is considered uncontested if you and your partner are able to come to an agreement on all terms related to your divorce. In situations like this a divorce may be handled more expeditiously, as parties may not need to undergo mediation.

How To File for Divorce in California

To file for divorce in Corona, CA, you will need to take the following steps:

  • Hire an attorney to represent you
  • Your attorney will file the necessary paperwork on your behalf to get the divorce case started
  • You will then need to have someone serve the divorce papers to your spouse on your behalf to make them aware that the divorce proceedings have been started
  • Your attorney can help guide you through the rest of the divorce proceedings including mediation and going to court

Looking for an expert divorce attorney in Corona? Call my Corona divorce law firm today at (951) 335-0088 or contact me online to discuss your needs in an initial consultation.

Making Difficult Decisions During a Divorce

    Before a divorce can be finalized, you will need to make several decisions that could ultimately shape your future – as well as the future for your family. These decisions should be made carefully and with the support, guidance, and encouragement of a skilled lawyer.

    I can help you through the following family law-related matters:

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    • How your property will be divided
    • Who will have custody of the children
    • How child support be allocated
    • Who is entitled to spousal support
    • How the children's education will be provided
    • Who will have possession of the family home
    • How visitation rights and custody will be assigned

    Although there are literally countless other decisions that can be made, these are just some of the considerations you need to make after filing for divorce. I am ready to help you find answers to these questions. No matter how complex your situation may seem, I can help you find a practical yet effective solution that can protect the interests of all parties involved.

    How the Courts Can Have an Impact on Your Divorce Case

    A judge has to approve your final divorce decree in order to declare that you and your spouse are officially separated. Prior to approval, you can choose the degree to which you wish the court to be involved in your divorce process. In an amicable divorce, spouses collaborate to create a satisfactory divorce settlement that addresses all the terms without courtroom intervention.

    If approved, the courts will simply enforce this settlement. If you and your spouse cannot come to an agreement together, it is called contentious divorce. In contentious divorces, the court normally has to make decisions for the couple. This means you will want a Riverside County divorce attorney to aggressively represent you in court and fight for your interests.

    Contact Michael J. LaCilento, Attorney at Law for Your FREE Consultation

    I am intimately familiar with California family laws and regulations and can assist you whether you are working through a contentious or amicable divorce. Whether you are in need of legal representation in a courtroom before a family court or are able to settle your divorce at a negotiation table, I can be of assistance to you.

    Don't let divorce ruin your family, your finances, or your future. Contact a skilled divorce lawyer in Corona at (951) 335-0088 or schedule your free case evaluation.

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