Annulment vs. Divorce: What You Need to Know

When a court issues you an order of dissolution (divorce) or annulment of marriage, you become legally single. Therefore, you gain the right to enter a new legally valid marriage. The difference is that, in a divorce, you are considered to have been legally married before the divorce judgment. An annulment means that the court declares that your marriage was never legally valid.

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The Difference Between Annulment and Divorce: What You Need to Know

The short 20-minute video will provide an overview of the difference between divorce legal separation and annulment in California. We discuss the legal basis needed to file an annulment in California, why some people choose to file a California legal separation proceeding and provide an in-depth discussion of the California divorce process for an uncontested divorce with a marital settlement agreement.

By |July 5th, 2015|Categories: Personal, Family Law|1 Comment

What is a Dissolution of Marriage?

Marriage dissolution is the legal term for divorce. It is possible for many couples to dissolve their marriages without hiring lawyers or appearing before a judge. Using the professional services of a legal document assistant service like A People's Choice, to help you file your dissolution of marriage can save you thousands of dollars as compared to hiring an attorney.

By |December 9th, 2020|Categories: Divorce|Comments Off on What is a Dissolution of Marriage?

What You Need to Know About Divorce Alimony

In California, spousal or partner support can be temporary or permanent. “Permanent alimony” can go on indefinitely. On the other hand, "temporary alimony" is awarded as a transitional stop-gap until the spouse receiving the alimony can get on their feet. Couples that are divorcing amicably can also agree to the amount and duration of the alimony in their marital settlement agreement. Alimony obligations usually have a pre-set end date. Sometimes, however, the obligation to pay divorce alimony is open-ended meaning the court retains the ability to modify or extend the support indefinitely.

By |November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Divorce|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Divorce Alimony

Factors that Determine Spousal Support in California

In a divorce or legal separation proceeding, a judge may order one spouse to pay the other alimony or spousal support as part of the separation judgment. With this in mind, what are the factors that determine spousal support? First and foremost, spousal support is based on the extent of each spouse’s earning capacity and how much is required to maintain the standard of living the pair enjoyed as a couple.

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: Family Law|Comments Off on Factors that Determine Spousal Support in California


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