Divorce and Legal Separation involve not only legal issues, but financial and emotional issues as well.  You will likely need an attorney who can explain your legal options, respond to all of your concerns, and advocate effectively for your interests.

Kara is available to help you navigate the issues you may face in your divorce, including, but not limited to:

California Divorce Options

In California, you have options as to how to end your marriage. If you and your spouse have been married less than five years, have no minor children together, own no real estate, and have minimal assets and debts, you may qualify for a simplified divorce process called a "summary dissolution." Your divorce can be final in as little as six months and may not require appearing before a judge.

If your marriage does not qualify for summary dissolution, you can go through the more standard dissolution process which begins with filing a petition for divorce. During this process, you and your spouse may reach agreements on the terms of your divorce which will be memorialized in a Marital Settlement Agreement. If you do not reach an agreement, your case will go to trial on any unresolved issues.  There are financial disclosure requirements that both you and your spouse must comply with before a Marital Settlement Agreement can be reached or before the matter proceeds to trial.  Kara can help navigate the way through this process. 

If you have questions about California spousal support, please contact the Law Office of Kara Schacher to schedule a free consultation.


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