Apple Valley California Divorce Attorneys
Bristol, Haynes & Associates Are Experienced Divorce Lawyers
Serving Apple Valley
Our attorneys understand that divorce and settlement agreements often include acrimonious and lengthy battles between spouses. Bristol, Haynes & Associates has helped many couples find mutually satisfying resolutions. Let us offer you our compassionate counsel and tenacious representation in this difficult moment of your life.
Filing for divorce in Apple Valley?
Since California is exclusively a “no fault” divorce state, there are only two types of grounds for divorce:
One or both members of a marriage claim that there are substantial reasons that the marriage is broken beyond repair. Additionally, one spouse may petition for dissolution of the marriage even if the other spouse does not agree that a divorce is necessary.
A medical professional willing testifies that one spouse was at the time of the marriage clinically insane. This is extremely uncommon.
Uncontested Divorce in Apple Valley
Uncontested divorces often involve settlement agreements and are legally binding contracts that spouses may enter into without needing to visit court. These agreements often cover important aspects related to spousal separation such as property division, spousal support, child support, and child custody and visitation. A settlement agreement drafted without the help of an attorney is still legally binding. Given that these are tremendously important issues for you and your family, it is essential to have the qualified and diligent divorce attorneys of Bristol, Haynes & Associates assist you in creating a settlement agreement.
Same-Sex Divorce in Apple Valley
The same basic laws apply to same-sex divorce as traditional divorce, in particular how marital property and assets are divided, though the process and residency requirements are slightly different. In particular, if a same-sex marriage occurred in a particular state and the married couple moved to a state that does not recognize gay marriage, they will likely be unable to file for divorce in that state.
However, there is an additional step to ending a same-sex marriage. If you registered your domestic partnership in California, you will also need to terminate it in California. Domestic partnership registrations are different from marriage licenses. The California Secretary of State's office will continue to process Notices of Termination of Domestic Partnership and other related filings as permitted by law.
Our office has conveniently flexible hours to better serve the residents of the Apple Valley and the Inland Empire. We offer affordable flat-fee payment options for our clients and we regularly return calls even after hours. Call us today to schedule a free initial divorce case evaluation and to discuss your concerns today. We also are criminal defense lawyers serving Apple Valley.