Kendall, Gkikas & Mitchell can protect your rights through every step of your divorce proceeding

The Divorce Process

In many ways, getting a divorce in the state of California is easier than it is in other states. There is no need to prove fault in order to file, so either party can file for divorce at any time by simply citing “irreconcilable differences.” The other party can contest the various divorce agreements, but they cannot prevent the divorce from going through. Because divorce can raise complicated issues regarding your finances, your property, and your children, it is highly advisable to retain an experienced divorce attorney to guide you through every step of the process.

Divorce In AmericaFiling for Divorce

You must meet certain requirements in order to file for divorce in the state of California. First of all, you must have been resident of the state for at least 6 months, and a resident of the county where you wish to file for at least 3 months. Often, couples circumvent this requirement by filing for legal separation before they file for divorce. While legal separation does not officially terminate the marriage, it does pave the way for the immediate separation of the two parties’ lives. They can live apart and receive court orders for support and custody. Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP helps individuals wishing to file for divorce by preparing the papers for them and ensuring they are filed in the correct court jurisdiction.

We can also assist with preparations for filing in special circumstances such as a military divorce.

Responding to Divorce Papers

Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP also represents clients who are responding to their partner’s request for a divorce. It is not possible to block a divorce proceeding by non-participation, and it is in fact vital for you to participate in the process to ensure that your best interests are represented in the settlement. As your divorce attorney, we can advise you of the rights and responsibilities belonging to each party and give you an honest and realistic picture of what you can achieve in the divorce settlement.

Reaching Divorce Agreements

In order to terminate a marriage, a divorce decree must be created. Some couples are able to do this on their own or through mediation, while others will need to go through court litigation in order to ensure a fair and equitable decree. The divorce decree will include provisions for:

Why Retain Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP as your Divorce Attorney

The Mediation Alternative

At Kendall Gkikas & Mitchell, LLP, our experienced attorneys have been handling all kinds of divorce cases for over 20 years. No matter how simple or complicated your case may seem, we can provide affordable and effective assistance. With us as your divorce attorney, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected and your spouse will not succeed in shirking their legal responsibilities or in taking unfair advantage of you during this emotional and stressful time.