Do I Have to Appear in Court for My Divorce?

California does not have any law requiring you to appear in court for your divorce. You have a few options for how to handle your divorce and some do not involve appearing in court at all. First, if you and your spouse can agree on all issues in the divorce, you may simply draft up your agreements, sign off on them, and submit them, along with the appropriate documents, to…

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Can I Travel During Divorce Litigation?

If your divorce is in litigation, you may have several hearings before your issues can be resolved. You are probably in disagreement with the other party over one or more issues and might be having your attorneys fighting for what you want in court, if you are not representing yourself. In most cases, you do not need to have much in-person involvement while your attorney does this. You may need…

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What is a Court Issued Order?

In the world of divorce, much of what is finalized goes into a court order. A court order is a document representing an order from the court to do something. Orders can be issued on a wide range of issues. A domestic violence restraining order can be issued in domestic violence cases, which order a person to not contact another person. Child support and custody orders can be issued in cases…

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What is Divorce Settlement?

It may come to no surprise to you that divorces can sometimes end up as long, expensive legal battles in court. Very few couples will actually agree on everything in a divorce and so most will have to work through issues and come to a compromise on many issues. There a few ways you can do this. You can work with a mediator or a collaborative law facilitator to come…

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Are Divorce Documents Public Record?

A divorce is a very personal and intimate thing to have to go through. Although it involves the legal process of a dissolution of marriage in California, it is still something very personal to your and your family. While your marriage is ending, you have to handle the business side of divorce, which involves dividing all community assets and debts, arranging for spousal support and scheduling your parental time with…

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Can I Do My Divorce Online?

The Internet has changed how we do many things, from shopping to dating to even divorce. Today, many aspects of a divorce can be done online and through various forms of electronic records filing and communication. However, just as getting married involved getting your marriage license in person and being joined in union in person, getting a divorce requires some proof that you actually exist and that both parties are…

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How are International Divorces Handled?

Many Californians have business or other interests that take them to other countries. However, if you or your spouse previously lived in California but one of you have maintained a California residency, you may still be able to file for divorce as any Californian resident would. In California, you can file for divorce in the county either one of you live in. For example, if you live in one county…

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How is My Personal Information Protected in a Divorce?

Confidentiality is a major concern for those filing for divorce and for a good reason. A lot of personal information will be exchanged between various parties as your divorce is worked out and discovery is exchanged. Discovery is the documents and information you exchange with the other party to the divorce, or more likely their attorney, prior to trial. This will include many records and documents that contain personal information….

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