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Filing for Divorce in Encino?

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Divorce is always a complicated matter. The attorneys at Aharonov & Revy Family Law understand how sensitive this issue can be. As you set out to obtain a fair outcome and protect what is rightfully yours, it is crucial that you do so with experienced counsel on your side.

Our divorce lawyers offer personalized legal representation every step of the way. Throughout your case, you can expect to receive ongoing communication and strategic advice from a passionate legal advocate.

Call (818) 960-1330 today to schedule your initial consultation with an attorney in Encino. We serve clients throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley.

The Grounds for Divorce

California is a no-fault divorce state. In other words, when people file for a divorce, they do not have to prove that their spouse wronged them. Couples are permitted to divorce on the basis of irreconcilable differences. That means spouses can petition for a divorce for the simple reason that they can no longer get along and there is no chance of them resolving their issues.

Here are some examples of these types of behaviors:

  • Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Mental incapacity
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Refusing or withholding sex
  • Debt and other serious financial issues
  • Complete marital abandonment

Regardless of the reasons for the breakdown of the marriage, you will not need to provide an explanation for "irreconcilable differences," since California is a no-fault state. This can help reduce the time it takes to resolve the divorce. However, these behaviors sometimes be used by the courts to consider property division agreements or spousal support payments.

Residency Requirements for Divorce

To file for divorce in California, you must meet two residency requirements.

The residency requirements include:

  • State requirement: either you or your spouse have lived in California for at least six months before filing for divorce
  • County requirement: you or your spouse have lived a minimum of three months in the county in which you are filing for divorce

Mandatory Waiting Period

As much as you may want to get your divorce over with and move on with your life, you will be required to wait for several months. The state of California stipulates that no divorce decree may be finalized until six months after the divorce paperwork is served to the respondent (the non-filing spouse).

A further delay of up 30 days may be imposed if a judge has reason to believe that there is a possibility of the spouses reconciling their differences.

Contact Our Firm Today

Aharonov & Revy Family Law is ready to help you get your divorce underway. We are committed to seeing that your case starts off right and finishes well.

Discuss your legal matter with one of our qualified Encino divorce attorneys, by contacting us today.

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What Sets Us Apart? 

  • California Law

    Lawyers Amir Aharonov and Laura Revy contribute their ample knowledge to the pursuit of favorable outcomes for our California clients.

  • Experience

    We are skillful trial attorneys, and we are able to achieve satisfactory settlements through mediation and negotiation in nearly all divorce cases.

  • Personal Attention

    We will work to help you move confidently through the family law process, keeping your goals in mind at all times.

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