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Divorce Representation in Carlsbad

Step-by-Step Guidance through Your Divorce

Divorce can be one of the most stressful and emotionally charged times of your life, but Beringer Law Firm strives to ease your burden with compassionate support and guidance. We put our knowledge of California law on your side to help secure a favorable resolution for your divorce. Whether we are advocating on your behalf in the courtroom or ensuring all paperwork is completed correctly, you will have step-by-step counsel throughout the process.

Going through a divorce? Call (760) 546-9900 today to schedule a consultation with our attorneys.

Comprehensive Representation for Divorce Cases

California is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that wrongdoing does not need to be established in order for the divorce to be granted. One spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six months before filing. Once the divorce paperwork is delivered to the other spouse, it takes at least six months for the divorce to be finalized.

At Beringer Law, we provide representation for the following types of divorce:

  • Dissolution of a domestic partnership
  • Contested divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Military divorce

Beringer Law Firm has over two decades of combined experience aiding families in overcoming the challenges in their divorces. We can also handle associated issues such as child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, and post-divorce modifications, among others.

Grounds for Divorce in California

While many states have both no-fault and fault divorce options available, California is a pure “no-fault” divorce state. This means that faults are not used in the courts to determine the divorce or matters pertaining to the divorce such as property division, support, custody, etc.

In order for a couple to file for divorce in California, one or both spouses must simply claim “irreconcilable differences” which have caused the marriage to breakdown beyond repair. No proof is required for this even if the spouses disagree.

An additional reason to file for divorce in California is “incurable insanity” per California Family Code Section 2310. While this reason is not used often due to a high burden of proof, it is an option.

Is There a Residency Requirement?

Yes, in California, one of the spouses must be a state resident for at least six months before the couple can file for divorce. Furthermore, one of the spouses must have established residence for at least three months in the county where the divorce is going to be filed.

Alternatives to Divorce

In some instances, a divorce might not be the right option for the situation. California law recognizes annulment and legal separation as two ways to end a marriage without the need for divorce. Depending on the unique circumstances, we can provide astute guidance on the next possible steps.

Your options for ending a marriage aside from divorce include:

  • Annulment: An annulment means that the marriage was never legally valid, typically due to fraud, force, physical incapacity, existing marriage, the age when married, or unsound mind.
  • Legal separation: Legal separation allows a couple to live separately but remain married. Aside from the inability to marry or enter into a domestic partnership, a legal separation is handled similarly to a divorce.

Count On Beringer Law Firm

At Beringer Law, we strive to make the divorce process as easy as possible for you. We have represented families through every step of a divorce, from the first complimentary consultation through the completion of contested litigation. Our seasoned attorneys have experience handling divorce, annulments, legal separations, and all associated elements, including child support and property division. We strive to provide positive resolutions in a cost-effective manner.

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Contact Beringer Law Firm for legal assistance with your divorce. Call us at (760) 546-9900 today.

What Sets Beringer Law Firm Apart?

  • Highly Qualified

    State Bar of California Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Competent Representation

    Our attorneys use their expertise to find legal solutions.

  • Personalized Service

    We will help you find the best solution for your matter.

  • Cost-Effective

    We strive to help our clients obtain a fair and cost-effective resolution.