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Orange County Divorce Representation

Learn the Divorce Process & Laws of CAcouple getting a divorce

The divorce process in Orange County has the potential to be complex and long. You may feel overwhelmed, over-stressed, and/or simply may not have the time to do the necessary legal work. Let our experienced team of divorce attorneys fight for the most favorable outcome. With decades of study and practice under our belt, we can confidently and effectively guide you through this process. We have represented thousands of clients and have dealt with every divorce-related issue from contested high net worth cases to amicable uncontested cases.

Contact Sullivan Law & Associates at (949) 565-2793 for a consultation. We serve Irvine and surrounding areas throughout Orange County.

Grounds for a California Divorce

In California, a divorcing couple does not need to prove fault prior to beginning this legal process. This means that either party is not required to provide a specific reason for the divorce. Rather, the document need only state ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the reason. By doing this, it is understood that both parties can no longer be in the relationship and would like to end it.

The only other requirement to file for divorce in California is a residency that has lasted 6 months or longer. Additionally, the party seeking the divorce must reside in their current county for at least 3 months before filing.

Uncontested Vs. Contested Divorce

There are two primary ways people get divorced: contested and uncontested. A contested divorce is when a couple has a difficult time agreeing on key issues such as child custody and property division. A divorce of this type is usually more costly and lasts longer than an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce occurs when a couple is in agreement on how to handle key issues. This type of divorce is preferred, and it is what our attorneys will help you and your partner work toward. However, if you are not able to come to a solution, we will represent you and your best interests in a courtroom.

Negotiating the Terms of Your Divorce

If you choose to work with one of our attorneys at Sullivan Law & Associates, you will have the benefit of the knowledge and skill of a world-class attorney in your corner. Our lawyers will not only guide you through this process, but expertly litigate on your behalf.

We can help you manage the terms of your divorce. These terms commonly include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Valuation
  • Child Custody
  • Debt Division
  • Child Visitation (parenting time)
  • Asset & Property Division
  • Spousal Support

Can You Modify Your Divorce Orders?

We understand that things can change in life. Terms that may have worked at the time of the final judgment may need to be modified later down the line. For this reason, we can help you seek modifications.

Common reasons for modification are:

  • A significant increase or decrease in income
  • A relocation to another state or a significant distance away
  • A supported party remarries

Related: Can Child Support be Modified After a Divorce?

Offering World Class Divorce Services

A divorce can be a difficult and emotional process. It can affect where you live, your finances, how much time you spend with your children, and/or the loss or gain of assets. For these reasons and more, you need an attorney by your side who will aggressively pursue your best interests. At Sullivan Law & Associates, our attorneys will do just that while ensuring you are always in the loop.

Our Orange County divorce lawyers are ready to assist you throughout this challenging time. Call us today at (949) 565-2793 or contact us online.

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