Divorce Process In California

Whether you're contemplating filing for divorce or on the receiving end of divorce papers, it is crucial that you have an understanding of the process before moving forward in your case. In a divorce, your choice in representation can mean the difference between securing a favorable outcome and being stuck in a drawn-out legal battle.

At Westover Law Group, we offer honest, dependable and fearless representation when you need it most. Attorney Andrew Westover is a skilled legal professional who is also a Certified Family Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. This is a level of expertise reached by less than 3 percent of all licensed attorneys.

All calls are answered 24/7. For a free consultation, complete our contact form or call 951-290-3268. We serve clients in Murrieta and throughout Southern California.

What Does The Divorce Process Entail?

California was the first state to implement the idea of a "no-fault" divorce. Under the "no-fault" concept, a spouse doesn't need to have grounds for divorce or prove that the other spouse did something wrong. You can file for divorce on the basis of irreconcilable differences — in other words, a married person can still end the marriage, even if the other spouse wants to stay together.

California's divorce process involves the following steps:

  • Filing and serving a divorce petition
  • Requesting temporary court orders
  • Exchanging information and documents relevant to the divorce
  • Going to trial if both parties cannot come to an agreement outside of court

As skilled and dedicated divorce lawyers, we can handle all of these matters, including fighting for you in court if that is the best way to protect your interests.

Get The Trustworthy Representation You Need

We are passionate about helping our clients in their time of need. We understand that divorce is an extremely difficult process that can feel isolating. When you come to our firm, you don't have to worry about being alone — we make you feel comfortable and work tirelessly to help you and your family move forward to a new chapter in life.

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We want to hear from you. Contact Westover Law Group today to request a private consultation. Call 951-290-3268. We answer calls 24/7.