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Coming to terms with divorce, the divorce process and all the issues that arise during divorce proceedings can be extremely difficult. If you are facing family law disputes, Fawne Gray Attorney at Law is here to help you through the stress and uncertainty of these challenging times.

Our Chico divorce attorney is dedicated to providing our clients with knowledgeable, professional, and effective legal counsel as they go through the complexities of divorce. No matter what, you can be confident that we will stay by your side and fight for your rights from start to finish.

Divorce can be stressful and exhausting. Schedule a consultation today and allow our Chico divorce lawyer to help navigate this process for you.

Is California a 50-50 State When It Comes to Divorce?

California is a 50-50 state because it is a “community property” state. It will not be divided 50 50 if the divorcing spouses agree to it. So even in Chico, everything that is up for grabs can be split 50-50 between divorced spouses. Even property can be split 50-50 according to California law.

How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California?

Adultery may affect your divorce in California outlined by the People’s Choice. Adultery itself will not result in direct legal ramifications. The party that is committing adultery may have to reimburse the marital funds if they spent it on their lover. Courts may even give less to the cheating spouse. The spouse that is paying the other spouse must show evidence to the judge that the other spouse is spending the money on their lover, and if the judge sees sufficient evidence for this they will reduce the marital funds.

What are the grounds for divorce in California?

Under California “no-fault” divorce law, you cannot claim that your spouse’s wrongdoing caused the divorce. Divorce is most often based on the grounds that the spouses have irreconcilable differences that caused the marriage to breakdown. However, when it comes to dividing property or awarding alimony, fault may be considered by the court.

The Divorce Process in California

The divorce process in California can be quite tedious and complex if you are not experienced with the legality of divorce and its process. There are many moving parts in the divorce process including, child support, spousal support, and any future modifications.

Our Chico divorce attorney receives a wide variety of questions pertaining to divorce and family law every day, most of which revolve around the divorce process and where to start.

The divorce process is composed of several steps:

  • The petition for the dissolution of marriage
  • The response to the divorce petition
  • The request for order on custody and support
  • The response to the custody and support request
  • The request for order hearing
  • The preliminary and final declaration of disclosure
  • The discovery process to obtain information from a spouse
  • The use of expert witnesses
  • The determination to settle or go to court
  • The divorce trial

It is important to know everything about the divorce process prior to beginning your journey through it. Our divorce attorney is committed to educating all of our clients about every stage of the process so that there are no surprises for them along the way.

Child Support in California

In the state of California, both parents are required to support their children after a divorce. Factors that will be considered when determining the amount of child support required include:

  • Income
  • Time spent with the child
  • Other resources

The court may also consider if the parent has the capacity to earn more money than they currently are. Learn more about child support by visiting our child support page.

Contact Fawne Gray Attorney at Law

Our personal dedication and careful attention to all the matters pertaining to your divorce case distinguish us from other firms. We truly care about your well-being and will be by your side every step of the way. You can count on our Chico divorce attorney to craft creative legal solutions and work tirelessly on your behalf.

We want you to be represented fairly and treated equally through the difficulties of divorce, contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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