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Long Beach Divorce Laws

Filing for divorce in Long Beach

If you want to file for divorce in Long Beach, a competent lawyer at Homer L. Harris & Associates can help. Many people divorcing in Long Beach need legal guidance to understand their options and the best way to approach their divorce. For most people, divorce is not easy. Compassionate yet steadfast representation is necessary to deal with the sensitive matters and the emotional experience generated by divorce. You also need a skilled attorney who is well-versed in Long Beach divorce law.

The Long Beach divorce process

The California Family Code for the most part governs the divorce process in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, and regions throughout California. In general, courts favor the use of mediation or alternative dispute resolution to arrive at settlements whenever possible, especially for marriages involving children. Courtroom litigation typically takes its toll on spouses and their children. Avoiding litigation saves time, expense, and added stress.

Divorce laws in Long Beach

Irreconcilable differences—No fault grounds
California divorce is based on no-fault grounds. A no-fault divorce is one in which the marriage is dissolved and neither party is to blame. California was the first state to establish no-fault divorce and led the way for other states which now also have implemented this divorce option. Most couples file for divorce in Long Beach based on no-fault grounds of irreconcilable differences.

Incurable insanity
In addition to irreconcilable differences, the other ground for a Long Beach divorce is incurable insanity. The California Code states: “A marriage may be terminated by reasons of incurable insanity only upon ample proof, including competent medical or psychiatric testimony from a professional, that the spouse was at the time the petition for dissolution of marriage was filed, and actually remains, incurably insane.” (California Code - Sections: 2310)

Discuss divorcing in Long Beach with Homer L. Harris & Associates

Homer L. Harris is an experienced Long Beach divorce lawyer. Understanding divorce laws in Long Beach and putting your divorce in the hands of a reliable lawyer are important steps to take. Our firm makes every effort to answer all your questions and provide the legal guidance you need. We help protect your rights and interests and allow you to make informed decisions about your future. Our consultations are free, confidential, and at no obligation. Call 562-472-2029 or contact us online today to arrange an appointment.

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