Are you currently dealing with a divorce in the San Diego area and need a skilled lawyer to provide you with representation and support? Our San Diego divorce attorney and team at the office of Gordon D. Cruse, APLC can help. We realize that every divorce case is different and that you deal with your own unique matters. When we take on a new case, our family law firm sets out to use our skill and experience to help you resolve the issues you are facing.
From negotiation, mediation, all the way to litigation, we are prepared to guide you through each phase of your case. Our goal is to help you find the most effective solutions possible so you can move forward with your life.
It is impossible to predict the exact length of time it will take to get through the divorce process. Every divorce case faces different issues which can affect the process. With more than 30 years of experience, our firm has handled even the most complex and difficult divorce cases. Whether you are in the middle of a contested or uncontested divorce, you can rely on us to support you and act as a trusted advocate on your behalf.
We handle a wide range of issues which come up in divorces, such as:
To divorce in California, at least one spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six months. You will need to file for divorce in the county where you reside.
The duration of your divorce case varies depending on a variety of factors, such as how complex your divorce is, whether you have children, and how quickly the spouses are able to settle on major issues.
In California, there is a waiting period of six months from the date your spouse is served with papers before a divorce can be finalized. If you and your spouse settle issues before the six-month waiting period, you will need to submit the settlement to the court and wait until the six-month period is over. Only then will a judge sign the divorce decree.
In contested divorce cases, it can take years to resolve issues, especially if litigation is involved. Before turning to litigation, it is important to consider the costs, the possible results, and the added stress involved in divorce litigation. It is recommended that you work with an attorney whose approach and philosophy reflects your own goals and expectations.
Going through a divorce can bring about a number of legal issues and questions. We strive to help you handle everything in a timely and effective manner so as to let you move on with your life. One of the first matters in any divorce is to establish the grounds for the divorce, especially if one party does not agree. If you are looking for reliable legal counsel from a San Diego divorce lawyer you can count on to support you throughout the divorce, our firm is the right choice.
Give us a call today at (619) 431-4523 to make an appointment for a consultation.