Coronado Divorce Attorneys
According to the 2020 census, Coronado has a population density of 1,248% higher than the California average. California has one of the highest divorce rates in the United States. The same case applies to Coronado, where there is a decline in successful marriages.
If you plan on getting a divorce, our experienced and dedicated Coronado divorce attorneys at Mattis Law, A.P.C. are ready to help. We have helped many people in your situation and will represent your interests during the divorce. Call (858) 328-4400 for legal advice from our divorce attorneys.
There are several requirements you must meet before being allowed to file for divorce in California. One of the key requirements involves residency. To file for divorce in this state, you and your partner must have lived here for at least six months before filing for divorce. You must also have lived in Coronado for at least three months because this is where you will file for your divorce.
Apart from the residency requirement, there are specific grounds that a couple must have to file for divorce. The two specific grounds for divorce in California are:
- Unsolvable Differences - You can file for divorce if there are issues that have severely damaged your marriage. California courts will allow you to file for divorce if these issues exist.
- Incurable Insanity - This is when one of the spouses is insane when filing for divorce. If incurable insanity is given as the ground for divorce, it must be proved through psychiatric or medical testimony.
Apart from grounds for divorce, various issues like the length of your marriage, the number of children, and your properties will be considered in the proceedings. These factors play a key role in determining the verdict of the divorce case.
There are several ways a marriage can be dissolved in Coronado. These are alternatives to divorce and give a couple of other options for parting ways. They include:
- Dissolution - If you don't have any children, have been married for less than five years, and have a property valued at less than $25,000, a dissolution is a good way to end your marriage. This option saves you from the stress of going through court processes and doesn't involve a lot of paperwork.
- Annulments - This is an option of separation suited for a couple whose marriage is possibly illegal. Marriages with insufficient evidence to prove their eligibility should be ended with this option.
- Separation - If you don't want to go through the tedious divorce proceedings but want to divide your assets and property, this is an ideal way to end your marriage. Separations are presided over by a neutral person chosen by the involved couple.
There are several ways divorce cases can be settled in California. They include:
- Attorney Negotiation and Litigation - In this settlement option, the involved couple hires attorneys who handle the case on their behalf. The attorneys will negotiate and agree on the best options beneficial for the divorcing couple.
- Kitchen Table Agreement - This process involves you and your partner discussing and settling on a neutral divorce agreement. In this settlement option, you and your spouse divide property and debts equally. If children are involved, you will agree on how to share custody with your partner.
- Mediation - In this arrangement, the involved couple chooses a neutral third party that negotiates a peaceful separation.
If you are planning on getting a divorce, our experienced Coronado family law attorneys at Mattis Law A.P.C. are ready to help. We offer a free initial consultation where we discuss your case and answer any questions you might have. Call (858) 328-4400 to schedule your consultation.