Santa Barbara Divorce Attorney
Making the decision to end your marriage is emotionally challenging. And when children are involved, the situation becomes even more complicated. As your divorce attorney, my goal is to provide you with wise counsel and the legal guidance to help you make the best long-term decisions possible.
The end of a marriage impacts people on so many levels: financially, emotionally, even physically. You can be faced with issues such as where to live, how your income will be affected and how often will your children be with you. Making the right decisions is often helped by enlisting a non-involved party to advise and support you through the process.
Divorce Law in Santa Barbara California
California is a “no-fault” state. Simply stated “no-fault” means the dissolution of a marriage does not require a showing of wrongdoing by either party.
Dissolution proceedings involve the resolution of all issues related to the ending of the marriage. The dissolution is final after all issues are resolved, and no less than six months after the petition for dissolution was served. The divorce process may include asking the Court to issue orders pertaining to:
- Custody and visitation of minor children
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Confirm or divide property and debts (separate and community)
Most agree, seeking the help of a knowledgeable divorce attorney, sooner than later, helps people achieve an amicable divorce with less stress and certainly fewer mistakes that can lead to additional frustration and confusion.
It is important to have a clear understanding of the law, your options, and rights. Even though the divorce process can be difficult and emotionally traumatic, you do not have to do it alone. Divorce lawyer Meghan Behrens is here to help you every step of the way.
Contact her today for your free, confidential consultation. Her knowledge and kindness have helped others and she would be honored to assist you as well.