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I cannot locate my spouse to serve divorce papers

By |2021-03-15T09:08:09-07:00February 3rd, 2021|, , |

In order to complete the California divorce process, the other party must be provided legal notice of the divorce proceedings. This can be done by 1) voluntary acceptance of the documents, 2) personal service of the documents, or 3) legal publication. Using Investigator in California Divorce To Locate Spouse If you have filed a California divorce, cannot [...]

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What document is considered my divorce decree?

By |2021-03-15T09:08:19-07:00February 2nd, 2021|, , |

When a California divorce Judgment has been entered, there are two important documents. Judgment (FL-180) Notice of Entry of Judgment (FL-190) The Judgment has the details of the division of assets, debts, child support, custody, visitation, etc. If the parties sign a Marital Settlement Agreement, that is typically attached to and is a part of [...]

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How long does it take to settle an uncontested divorce?

By |2021-03-15T09:08:28-07:00January 30th, 2021|, , |

Most uncontested divorces can be resolved within 2 to 7 months. California family law requires a six-month period from the time the respondent is served with the court summons and divorce papers to allow a divorce to be finalized. This means a judgment for divorce can be entered six months from the day the respondent [...]

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How soon can a Judgment of divorce be entered in California?

By |2021-03-15T09:08:35-07:00January 30th, 2021|, , |

Once you file the divorce petition and serve it on your spouse, the earliest effective date of termination of marital status will be six months and 1 day from the date your spouse was served the divorce papers. The actual Judgment can be entered prior to this termination date and can be submitted  to the [...]

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Do I need to hire an attorney to file for a divorce?

By |2021-03-15T08:58:19-07:00January 20th, 2021|, |

If you and your spouse agree to all the issues, you do not need to hire an attorney to file an uncontested divorce. Most people can navigate through the family law system on their own accord with the help of A People’s Choice for the paperwork. On the other hand, if the matter becomes contested, [...]

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My spouse cheated. Do I have to still pay support?

By |2021-03-15T08:58:36-07:00January 19th, 2021|, |

The faithfulness of a spouse generally has no bearing on child or spousal support. California family law requires both parents to pay child support. However, one parent may be required to pay more support than the other if he/she earns more money and spends less time with the child.

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By |2021-03-12T16:21:35-08:00January 13th, 2021|

Legal Documents – Without the Lawyers Dedicated to providing self-help legal document assistance in California Divorce Probate Wills & Trusts Why Choose Us We're the only service with paralegals standing by to help you with every step of your legal document preparation process. Our [...]

California Divorce

By |2021-03-17T14:02:23-07:00December 27th, 2020|

California Divorce - An Overview of the Divorce Process Learn everything you need to know about the California divorce process, including options on how to get an inexpensive uncontested California divorce without a lawyer. Read about the differences between a default and uncontested divorce, how to file an uncontested divorce, and  [...]

California Divorce Forms

By |2020-12-21T08:01:52-08:00December 20th, 2020|Divorce, Family Law|

Anyone starting a marital dissolution in the state of California should expect to complete anywhere from 10-20 documents during the divorce process. Luckily, at A People's Choice, we provide our clients with a full set of forms and walk them through each one. Looking for help with California divorce forms? Contact A People's Choice today!

How to Succeed in a Do-it-Yourself Divorce

By |2020-12-21T10:15:57-08:00December 9th, 2020|Divorce|

How easy it is to accomplish a do-it-yourself divorce depends on how you define “do-it-yourself.” Doing everything by yourself without involving any professionals is at least as difficult as it sounds. If by “do-it-yourself” you simply mean not involving lawyers, the goal becomes much more attainable, especially in California, where professional legal document assistants can provide document preparation services for a reasonable price. The best solution is to work out the terms of your divorce with your spouse but to leave the legal document preparation to a non-attorney legal document assistant.

Changing Property Division in a California Divorce Agreement – Requirements and Statute on Limitations

By |2020-10-13T09:39:25-07:00October 13th, 2020|Divorce, Family Law|

Sometimes people sign divorce agreements on a whim simply to end their marriage as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, once these agreements become official judgments by the court, they cannot be changed. However, under certain rare circumstances, the court may agree to a modification in a property division provision from a divorce agreement.

Divorce Advice for Men Fighting for Custody

By |2020-10-11T08:32:15-07:00October 11th, 2020|Divorce, Family Law|

Divorce is not easy for men OR women; however, battling for child custody can be even more difficult for fathers. For example, many people automatically assume a mother will be granted sole physical custody of their child after a divorce. As a result, it's important for men to learn how to increase their chances of acquiring custody, granted that it is in the child's best interest.

How the Court Calculates What You Get In a California Divorce

By |2020-12-21T09:34:00-08:00September 20th, 2020|Divorce|

If you are involved in an uncontested divorce, you may not know what to expect when it comes to dividing property. Plus, it can be hard to understand exactly how the court will determine monetary amounts for child and spousal support. Therefore, we've outlined in this article exactly how the court will calculate what you get in a California divorce. Read on to learn more.

Key Points to Include in Your Separation Agreement

By |2020-11-22T14:33:11-08:00September 20th, 2020|Divorce|

If you're involved in an uncontested divorce in California, you may be able to finalize your divorce without hiring an expensive attorney OR appearing in court! Plus, you have the power to begin drafting a separation agreement right NOW! After determining your plans for the key issues listed in this article, contact A People's Choice for help completing and filing your agreement to reach a final judgment quickly and easily.