Divorce Law

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Divorce Attorney In San Francisco

Divorce attorney services for couples in the Bay Area

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About Divorce Law

Divorce attorney services in California provide essential legal support and representation to couples going through the divorce process. These services help couples navigate the complex and emotional aspects of divorce, including division of assets, child custody, and spousal support. At Szeto-Wong Law, our divorce attorneys in California are well-versed in the state's divorce laws and work diligently to protect our clients' rights and interests throughout the process. With our knowledge and experience, our divorce attorneys can provide guidance and support to help couples reach a fair and amicable resolution.

At Szeto-Wong Law, our divorce lawyers know you likely have questions about the divorce process and we work to help you understand your rights and responsibilities during this particularly difficult time. In California, our divorce attorney services also play a crucial role in providing alternative dispute resolution options for couples who want to avoid going through a lengthy and costly trial. These services offer mediation and collaborative divorce methods, where couples can work together to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Our divorce attorneys in San Francisco strive to find solutions that are in the best interest of our clients and their families, ultimately promoting a more peaceful and cooperative approach to divorce.

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About Divorces in California

Uncontested and Contested Divorces

The divorce process partially depends on whether the divorce contested or not. Uncontested divorces can move along rather quickly when the couple agrees on property division, spousal support, child custody, and child support. However, if one or both spouses challenges the other regarding any of these matters, the divorce becomes contested and the process becomes more complex.

Common Grounds for Divorce

In many states, you do not have to show fault in the case of a divorce. Most divorces today, in fact, are no-fault divorces. There are, however, some divorces where one spouse must or prefer to show fault, usually for strategic purposes that involve their case or a contested matter related to the divorce proceedings.

No-Fault Divorces

When a marriage is deemed irretrievably broken or there are irreconcilable differences, a no-fault divorce is usually sought after. An irretrievably broken marriage simply means the couple is unable or refuses to work together or live together, and there are no prospects for reconciliation.

Fault-Based Divorces

Fault-based divorces are seldomly required, but some people may still wish to pursue a fault-based divorce for a number of reasons, like using it as a factor to obtain a better outcome for:

  • Property division

  • Spousal support

  • Child support

  • Child custody

Grounds for fault-based divorces typically include:

  • Adultery

  • Abandonment

  • Cruel and inhuman treatment

  • Felony conviction

  • Substance abuse

Fault-based divorces are far more contentious, but they can, however, lead to better outcomes in property distribution, alimony, child support, and custody arrangements for the spouse who filed for the dissolution of the marriage, so they are sometimes the better choice for the client.

Contact our team today to schedule a consultation about your divorce case.