What Is No Fault Divorce?
If you are a resident of the state of California, obtaining a divorce is not nearly as complicated as it is in some states. That is because California utilizes a divorce system which operates under a no-fault law. What this means is that neither you nor your spouse needs to legally prove the other person did something wrongful to dissolve the marriage, the way it would work under a fault divorce system. This makes the process smoother since the divorce will usually be simply filed as being caused by “irreconcilable differences.”
Essentially what this means is that the two members of a marriage could not live harmoniously together or resolve their differences. However, if there was a fault in the marriage, such as physical or sexual abuse or domestic violence, this could be utilized to influence the division of child custody or alimony terms, even though fault is not used as the basis of divorce itself.
Here at the Law Offices of Jason L. Johnson & Associates, our compassionate divorce lawyer in Santa Ana is keenly aware of how difficult this experience is for you. We want you to know that even though divorce is challenging, you are not alone during this time. We can also help you in ensuring that prenuptial agreements are fully followed, as well as figuring out if alimony is appropriate in your situation.
How Can Our Santa Ana Divorce Lawyer Help You?
At our law office, we offer a wide and comprehensive range of support to help our clients as they progress through divorce to move on to the next stage of life. This includes supporting you with any child support and child custody, along with determining how property must be divided.
Some of the specific services we are ready to provide you with include:
- Creating the divorce petition and filing it to the correct court
- Working with you and your ex-partner to negotiate the specific details of a divorce or separation
- Representing you at proceedings for child support and child custody
Dedicated Support through the Entire Process
If you are going through a divorce, you might be battling waves of uncertainty and sadness, from regret about the past to anxiety about the future. With a dedicated attorney, you will be able to navigate the complexities and move on to building a fresh start in life more smoothly.