Property issues and division of community assets and debts are ordinarily resolved by a signed marital settlement agreement or by an agreement placed on the record (and later formalized in writing) at a mandatory settlement conference. If settlement is not reached, contested issues are set for trial for court determination.
If the Respondent fails to file the necessary responding paperwork within thirty (30) days of service, the Petitioner may request the entry of default.
Spousal support is a court ordered payment from one spouse or domestic partner to help cover the other’s monthly expenses.
Spousal support is a discretionary order, meaning the court has great freedom in determining what amount of support, if any, should be paid in a particular case, and for how long spousal support should be paid.
The legal standard that the court uses to determine what type of custody orders to make in your case is the best interests of the child. This is a flexible standard that allows each family’s and each child’s needs to be considered.
After you are divorced, or the court grants an annulment, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again. A legal separation does not end a marriage or domestic partnership.
To get a divorce in California, at least one of the spouses has to have been a resident of the state for at least six months before filing the divorce petition. You must also live in the county where you file the divorce petition for at least three months before filing. www.caparalegalservices.com