Female Divorce Attorneys for Women in California

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Helping Women Through Divorce

Husband and wife fiddling with their wedding rings | Female Divorce Attorneys for Women in California | Her LawyerSometimes, couples find themselves unable to resolve disputes in their marriage and opt to separate and divorce. Although it can be difficult, divorce can be the best option for each spouse, any children, and the rest of the family. It is imperative to understand and protect your legal rights throughout the divorce process or have a lawyer who does. Often, a person going through divorce prefers to be represented by someone of the same sex. A woman may feel more comfortable with a female divorce attorney who can understand her position as well as provide legal expertise and representation when resolving various terms of the legal dissolution, including property division, child support, spousal support, and child custody. Her Lawyer will connect you to the right female divorce attorney for your specific needs.

Her Lawyer’s network of skilled, aggressive female divorce attorneys provide expertise and representation in the following areas:

We understand that you may feel comfortable handling certain aspects of your case personally while preferring to consult an attorney regarding other parts of your divorce. Her Lawyer’s women attorneys also offer specialized attention, handling only certain aspects of divorce cases at the client’s discretion. Our network of female divorce attorneys offers specialized expertise in a variety of legal fields. Whether it be modifying spousal support payments, revisiting child visitation terms, or property division, our divorce attorneys for women offer help wherever you need it. Our divorce attorneys legally help women throughout California in

Common Areas of Divorce

Property Division

At least 30% of families rely on females to supply the predominant source of income. However, many women put their careers on hold to build their household, leaving their partners as the breadwinners of the family. Although their partners may have purchased assets with their own earnings, women who choose to stay home should not be timid when protecting their entitlements. Being represented by someone of the same sex may provide trust and empowerment during legal conflicts. Women frequently feel more comfortable represented by a female divorce attorney to divide property in accordance with state law and individual property interests. California community property laws dictate that mutual assets must be divided evenly between spouses during divorce. Regardless of each spouse’s employment and income history, both partners possess equal ownership of assets and debts.

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Child Custody and Visitation

The legal standard for child custody and visitation is what is in the child’s “best interest”. If you have children, terms of child custody and visitation will likely arise. Children are too often put in the middle of divorces, left to fend for themselves between two bickering parents. Keeping children out of unnecessary conflicts while determining their best interests is imperative. Your female divorce lawyer will be by your side, protecting you and your child’s best interest.

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Child Support

California law dictates that every child must be financially supported by one or both spouses. California courts evaluate payroll, tax, income, and property records to determine which parent(s) are financially responsible for the child. When determining child support, your lawyer will compile these reports to help determine your child’s entitlement to financial support. Your female divorce lawyer will work with you and the opposing party to ensure your child is financially supported. If you seek to modify or establish a child support plan, contact Her Lawyer to get in touch with one of our women attorneys.

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is obligated payments provided from one ex-spouse to the other after divorce. California law recognizes that economically disadvantaged spouses may be unable to earn sufficient livable income after divorce, and may be entitled to continuous compensation. Although spousal support is not proffered in every legal dissolution, your attorney will work to ensure your standard of living will be maintained during and after the divorce process.

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Divorce FAQs

Do I need grounds to file for divorce in California?

California is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that one does not need to prove a spouse’s wrongdoing when filing for a divorce. The majority of divorce cases in California end on grounds that the couple has “irreconcilable differences”.

What is a “no-fault” divorce in California?

A “no-fault” divorce means that a spouse does not need to present a spouse’s wrongdoing when filing a petition for marriage dissolution.

Are there any residency requirements to get a divorce in California?

To get a divorce in California, either you or your spouse must have resided in the state for at least six months prior to filing for divorce. Also, you must have lived in the county you are filing for divorce in for at least three months.

What is the divorce process in California?

If possible, the spouse seeking the divorce talks to the other spouse to see if they can agree on terms of legal separation or divorce. (If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is imperative that you contact a domestic violence attorney for women before doing so.

  1. The spouse seeking the divorce (the petitioner) obtains and fills out all necessary forms, then files them with the court.
  2. An individual over the age of 18 (possibly a process server) gives the other spouse (the respondent) copies of the forms.
  3. The respondent chooses how he or she will handle the divorce case. If the respondent chooses to respond, he or she must obtain and fill out all necessary forms and file them with the court.
  4. The process server will give copies of the respondents’ forms to the petitioner.
  5. In order to properly divide properties, the spouses will then exchange financial documents presenting their assets and debts. The part of the divorce process is known as “preliminary declaration of disclosure”.
  6. This is often the most drawn-out part of the divorce process. At this point in the divorce process, it is imperative to hire a divorce attorney. In order to properly protect your properties, it is crucial to hire a divorce attorney that understands California’s community property laws.
  7. Once financial assets have been separated, a California judge must sign a judgment approving of the divorce. A judge may approve of your divorce once terms of child custody, child support, spousal support, and asset separation have been resolved.

Must I go to court to get a divorce?

Not all divorce cases end up in court. In some cases, spouses can use mediators or arbitrators to resolve the terms of the divorce. The only time the court will be involved will be when filing necessary paperwork or getting the court to sign the judgment.

What is a collaborative divorce?

Collaborative divorce is the process by which divorcing spouses use third-party mediators to collaboratively resolve divorce terms outside of court.

Are male or female attorneys the best divorce attorney for women?

The gender or sex of your attorney in no way predicts their legal capabilities. However, some clients feel more comfortable with a female divorce lawyer, while others prefer to hire a male divorce attorney. We will accommodate your needs and preferences.

Is it better for a woman to have a male or female divorce attorney?

When choosing an attorney, you must feel comfortable. Some of our female clients prefer to hire an attorney of the same or opposite sex; your preferences will be accommodated. Both our male and female divorce attorneys handle cases with expertise, confidence, and discretion.

Should I use a female divorce attorney?

Our female divorce attorneys possess feminine social competence, allowing them to more deeply understand and connect with their client’s given situation. If you prefer a non-female attorney, our male attorneys are equally experienced in divorce cases and will fight to protect your legal rights.

We understand that every situation calls for unique action, and trusting your lawyer is crucial in executing such action. Every attorney for women in Her Lawyer’s network carries at least 5 years of specialized experience and has undergone gender sensitivity training.

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Protection of Your Legal Rights

At Her Lawyer, your legal rights are our attorneys’ top priority. Above all, your lawyer will defend your right to property, child visitation, and spousal support. Although only a mere 5% of all divorce cases end up in court, your female divorce lawyer will fight tirelessly to ensure your divorce ends on fair terms.

Foresighted Actions

Creating a calculated plan is crucial to protecting your rights, assets, and children during the marriage dissolution. An understanding of legal dissolution will allow you to think clearly during the often messy, stressful divorce process. Your divorce attorney will guide and counsel you throughout the entire divorce process, keeping you informed at every turn. You and your attorney will make well-informed and deliberate decisions to ensure your rights are not infringed upon.

Individualized Representation

Our women divorce attorneys understand that no case is the same; every circumstance calls for uniquely effective actions. Effectiveness and efficiency serve as the benchmarks of Her Lawyer’s personalized experience. By thoroughly comprehending the context of your divorce, your lawyer can more effectively build a legal course of action. Her Lawyer will put you in contact with the most qualified divorce lawyer for your individual circumstance.

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If you or a loved one is seeking a divorce, contact Her Lawyer to get in touch with the right female divorce attorney for you. Personal needs require personalized service.

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