Divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining experience for anyone. Understanding the grounds for divorce in California is essential to ensure a smooth and hassle-free process.
1. No-Fault Divorce:
In California, you can file for a no-fault divorce, which means neither party is responsible for the marriage breakdown. This is the most common type of divorce, and it's relatively easy to obtain. However, there are specific requirements that you need to meet before filing for a no-fault divorce.
2. Fault-Based Divorce:
Sometimes, you may want to file for a fault-based divorce, which means that one party is responsible for the marriage breakdown. This type of divorce is more complicated and requires evidence to prove the fault. We'll discuss common grounds for fault-based divorce in California, such as adultery, cruelty, and abandonment.
3. Legal Separation:
If you're not ready to file for divorce, consider filing for legal separation. This court order allows you to live separately from your spouse while still legally married. We'll discuss the benefits and drawbacks of legal separation and how it differs from divorce.
An annulment is a legal procedure that declares a marriage null and void. This means that the marriage was never legally valid in the first place. We'll discuss some common grounds for annulment in California, such as fraud, bigamy, and incest.
5. Summary Dissolution:
If you meet specific requirements, you can file for a summary dissolution, a simplified divorce process. This is a faster and less expensive option than a regular divorce, but it's not available to everyone. We'll discuss the eligibility requirements and the pros and cons of summary dissolution.
Experienced San Jose Divorce Lawyers
Understanding the grounds for divorce in California is crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free process. At Moreno Family Law Firm, we have a team of skilled attorneys who can guide you through the process and provide the support you need. Contact us today at (408) 676-1814 to schedule a consultation.