Many couples filing divorce in California hope to qualify to file an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces are less costly and usually don't require court appearances. However, this type of divorce is not right for everyone. Read on to find out if you qualify to file an uncontested divorce in California.
A person can get a divorce even if one spouse refuses to cooperate and agree to the divorce. This is called divorce by default. Divorce by default serves an important and valuable purpose for California residents. It prevents one spouse from holding the marriage "captive" by stalling the divorce process. However, a divorce by default requires you do everything exactly by the book. Keep in mind, however, that just because a spouse does not respond to a divorce petition, it doesn't mean the petitioner gets everything they ask for. The court will make sure that the Judgment is fair for both parties, even if one party chooses to not participate.
Obtaining a divorce in California is complicated and, as a result, can be a lengthy process. Some couples end up feeling as though they will never finish divorce in California and remain forever married. No matter what, there is always a minimum six-month waiting period before the divorce can be final, and the parties declared single. The final Judgment comes after the settlement, which covers property division, spousal support, and child custody and support. All in all, the divorce process can take a long time, particularly if you are trying to complete it on your own, without professional help.
Are you waiting to complete your California divorce case? Is your divorce case taking longer than expected to get a divorce Judgment? At a minimum, divorce in California takes at least six months to complete. It is not uncommon, however, for a divorce case to take months or even years to complete. When a divorce is taking too long, a couple can file for divorce bifurcation in order to become "single" before their divorce is finished.
After a divorce judgment is entered, whether after trial or by settlement agreement, either spouse may ask the court to have the judgment modified by motion or appeal. People file for a judgment modifications due to 1) a change of circumstances or 2) court error during the trial. Read on to learn more about how to modify or change a divorce judgment.
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