Irvine Divorce Lawyer
Irvine Family Law Attorney Serving Orange County, CA
At The Buncher Law Corporation, we have built our firm on the principles
of integrity and reliability. As such, we are passionate about helping
families find favorable and efficient solutions to their family law matters.
As this area of the law is one of the most personal fields to work through,
you will find that our compassionate team of lawyers goes above and beyond
to help you to feel confident and comfortable when you entrust your case to us.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Irvine family lawyers have extensive experience handling cases involving
the following areas of family law:
If you are considering divorce or facing another family law-related matter
in Irvine, we invite you to contact The Buncher Law Corporation to schedule
an initial case evaluation.
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The Divorce Process in Irvine
California was the first U.S. state to implement the “no-fault”
divorce, meaning that neither spouse is obligated to cite any marital
misconduct as the reason for the breakdown of the marriage. All a couple
needs to claim is “irreconcilable differences” in order to
seek a dissolution of their marriage.
In order to begin the divorce process in the state of California, one spouse
must file a divorce petition. At least one of the spouses has to have
been a California resident for at least six months prior to filing, and
must also have lived in the county where he or she plans to file for at
least the past three months.
After the petition is filed, it must then be served. Upon service, the
other spouse has 30 days to file and serve a Response, which confirms
to the court that they will take part in the upcoming proceedings. If
no response is filed, the Petitioner can request a default judgment and
proceed with the divorce in the other spouse’s absence. If both
parties participate, a spouse may request temporary court orders related
to child custody, support, and restraining orders, if necessary. The parties
may also wish to engage in the discovery process. Spouses and their counsel
also offer to meet or exchange correspondence to attempt settlement of
the case. If a settlement cannot be reached, the divorce is considered
“contested” and will be resolved at trial.
If you are considering divorce in Irvine, there are a variety of issues
you will have to consider, including how your property will be divided
between you and your spouse, the custody of any children, who will pay
support and how much, and more. Couples who have been married less than
five years, who do not have any children together, and have minimal debts
and assets may be able to file for a summary dissolution of marriage,
which is a more streamlined process than a typical divorce.
Because each divorce case is different, talk to a lawyer at The Buncher
Law Corporation about your unique circumstances.
Schedule Your Consultation with an Irvine Divorce Lawyer Today: (949) 536-7500
We understand that divorce can be one of the most emotionally challenging
times you may ever have to face, which is why it is so important to select
trusted, quality representation. Whether you are working through a divorce,
child custody, or other family law matter, allow our team of caring legal
professionals to guide you through the process as efficiently as possible.
Contact our firm today to learn how we can help.