What Happens If I Don’t Sign My Divorce Papers?
California is a no-fault state for divorce actions. A spouse does not need to prove that the other spouse was “at fault” for the breakup of the marriage to get a divorce. Fault in other states may include adultery, abandonment, or abuse. In California, the only reason a person needs to get a divorce is […]More
What Can a Process Server Do and What Can’t They Do?
When you file for divorce, your spouse has to be served with the divorce papers. In many cases, a process server is used to serve divorce complaints and other divorce pleadings. However, a process server must follow the law for serving legal documents in California. A process server cannot break the law when trying to […]More
Four Things to Keep In Mind If You’re Up Against False Accusations in Court
It can be frightening to be falsely accused in court. In civil cases like divorce and child custody, your former partner may feel desperate or vindictive. They may make a false accusation against you to get revenge or help leverage their side of the case. You know that you did not do what you are […]More
8 Surprising Marriage and Divorce Facts
Marriage and divorce are common. In the U.S., marriage can be seen as a status symbol that shows you are financially secure and have “made it.” On the opposite side of that, divorce is no longer seen as taboo. If a couple no longer wants to be together, there is less shame about deciding to […]More
Do I Have to Appear In Court For My Divorce?
California is a “no-fault” divorce state. Unless you and your spouse or partner need a judge to settle disagreements about child support, alimony, child custody, or division of property, you usually will not have to go to court in person to get a divorce in California. Here’s what you need to know. The Circumstances of […]More