4 Common Questions About Divorce

Divorce is an emotional and stressful process that many couples deal with each year. While it has become a common practice, many people still do not fully understand the process until they are going through it. Some of the most common questions about divorce include:

Q: What is a no-fault divorce? Uncontested divorce?

A: California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a person does not have to prove his/her spouse did something wrong to file for divorce, it can simply be due to the fact that he/she no longer wishes to be in the marriage. An uncontested divorce is when both parties agree to the divorce and the terms laid out in the settlement, including child custody, alimony, and property division.

Q: How much does a divorce cost?

A: A divorce is comprised of fixed and variable costs. Some of these costs include fees paid to the court, the cost of serving your spouse with papers, attorney’s fees, document preparation, or hiring a financial analyst to assess property division. Ultimately, the complexity of your divorce will determine the final cost.

Q: What will happen to our property after the divorce?

A: California is known as a community property state. This means that any income, housing, or personal property that was acquired by the couple during the marriage is considered community property and will thus be divided equally by the court. Any property that you or your spouse had prior to the marriage or acquired after separation, will remain the respective person’s property.

Q: Do I have to go to court during the divorce process?

A: Even for an uncontested divorce there will be some form of hearing either in a court room or in a judge’s office, to ensure all the paperwork is in order and that a settlement agreement has been reached and signed by both parties. For a contested divorce, there will be at least one formal court hearing.

If you are looking for a divorce attorney in Roseville, contact Khatami Law for your free consultation.

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