Divorce/Dissolution

Experienced Divorce Lawyers Helping You Navigate the Divorce Process 

With multiple methods of ending a marriage in California, divorce can be a confusing path. At Hemmer and Barr, our divorce lawyers have years of legal expertise which makes the firm uniquely qualified to help clients navigate the legal dissolution of marriage.

California is a “no fault” divorce state, meaning the spouse seeking a divorce does not have to provide reasons for the divorce beyond “irreconcilable differences.” Before you or your spouse can file for divorce, one of you must have lived in the state for at least six months and in the county for at least three months.

Your Initial Meeting with Us

Before you meet with one of our attorneys, prepare any questions you have about the divorce process and be prepared to discuss your situation and the outcome you’re looking for. We will inform you of what results you can expect and guide you through the process, which includes discussing options such as mediation, collaborative law, litigation, and other options. Based on your situation and the complexity of the case, we will advise you on the best options for your case.

Your final divorce settlement agreement or order will outline key decisions that were made regarding your divorce, including:

Post-Judgment Enforcement and Modification

Some divorce agreements or orders may require changes down the road. Our divorce lawyers can assist you with post-judgment enforcement or modification to dissolution agreements. If your spouse is refusing to pay support or follow the parenting plan, or a change in your or your spouse’s situation requires a modification to your agreement, we will help you through the enforcement or modification process.

If you are considering a divorce or are already separated from your spouse, contact us to speak to one of our divorce lawyers.

Free Children and Divorce Guide

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