When you and your spouse decide to split up, you have two major choices to make. The first is picking a San Diego uncontested divorce attorney to represent you, and the second is whether or not you can agree on issues or if you will require litigation. At Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, we handle a wide range of different divorce and family law cases, helping clients to resolve issues in a rapid and effective manner.
Uncontested divorce cases are less stressful on everyone involved and often less costly. Our San Diego uncontested divorce attorney is highly experienced at navigating all types of divorces and can assist you in establishing an amicable divorce agreement.
There are many benefits of choosing uncontested divorce over contested, including:
We also understand that not all cases can be relatively low conflict. If you are facing a high conflict divorce involving complex disputes, or trying to determine father's rights, our San Diego uncontested divorce attorneys can help.
California law requires a 6-month waiting period before your uncontested divorce can be finalized. This 6-month period begins on the date that the person filing the paperwork serves their spouse with the divorce papers.
This 6-month period is different from a separation period. You can still be living with your spouse when you file for divorce – you do not need to be separated to file. Rather, this 6-month period is a mandatory cooling-off period. It gives both parties time to stop the divorce, should reconciliation occur.
It’s important to note that your divorce will not be final until after the 6-month period ends and you should not get remarried during that timeframe. Your divorce can potentially take longer than 6 months, especially if you and your spouse have disagreements on alimony, child support, custody, or any other issue pertaining to the end of a marriage. However, your divorce cannot be faster than 6 months.
Our priority at Gordon D. Cruse, APLC is to take the time to be fully prepared to handle your case. We want to ensure that every matter of your divorce is brought to a positive resolution. Throughout the years we have been in practice, we have earned a reputation in the community for being a trustworthy and supportive law firm. With 35+ years of experience in the field of divorce and family law, you can count on our San Diego uncontested divorce lawyer to support you. We truly care about the outcome of your case and want to make your divorce as stress-free as possible.