Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Attorney
Helping Clients Come to Better Resolutions
A divorce is a serious and life-altering decision; it can be highly emotional and stressful. At the Law Offices of Gary S. Austin, I am confident in finding creative solutions to complicated situations. During this trying time in your life, you can count on sound advice and customized service. As a dedicated Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney, my firm has years of experience in handling complex divorce cases and I may be able to help you as well. I am honored to represent individuals and families in San Bernardino County, Corona, Moreno Valley & the surrounding areas.
With important family matters, place your trust in the hands of Gary Austin. Get in touch with my firm at (951) 363-2525.
There are some specific conditions that you must qualify for in order to file for divorce in the state of California. If you have been a resident of California for at least six months or more, you may file for divorce in the state. California is a no-fault, community property state, which indicates that a divorce action can be granted for any reason. Unless otherwise agreed to in a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement, all assets and debts acquired during marriage will be divided equally.
The court will make orders regarding:
- Property (both real and personal)
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support
A Better Explanation of the Divorce Process
Upon filing a summons and petition form, it is the petitioner’s duty to have the respondent served with divorce papers. When you work with the Law Offices of Gary S. Austin, I can have the other party personally served for you so you do not have to worry about this potentially stressful situation.
Once the respondent is served, two timeframes begin: First, the respondent has 30 days to file his or her response with the court. Secondly, you will have the mandatory six-month, one-day minimum placed on your case. After this timeframe is over, you will be able to legally divorce from your spouse.
These timeframes run concurrently and both start the day that the Respondent is personally served. Parties cannot be returned to single people until at least six months and one day have passed – even if all issues are settled and the judgment is filed with the court. However, all other issues can be resolved before this date.
If the respondent fails to respond to the petition forms, the case can continue without his or her cooperation. A request for default is submitted to the court prior to, or along with, the judgment forms permitting the case to proceed and be finalized without the respondent. This process can be lengthy and confusing, which is why it is important to contact the Law Offices of Gary S. Austin to receive further guidance.
Gary Austin is an experienced Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorney who is passionate about doing what’s best for the client. Contact us by calling (951) 363-2525.