Victorville/High Desert Divorce Attorney

A divorce can be difficult, not only because of the legal aspects but also the emotional aspects of severing an intimate relationship. Displaying the personal details of our lives within the legal system is often daunting, and an experienced Victorville divorce lawyer can help you through the process. The Law Office of Anne E. Lewis has provided divorce and related legal services to clients in Victorville and surrounding areas for over three decades. Ms. Lewis can assist you in a variety of legal proceedings, including:

  • Contested and uncontested divorce
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Dissolution of domestic partnerships
  • Family law
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Adoption law
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Divorce
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Domestic violence
  • Premarital agreements
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation rights
  • Dissolution of marriage
  • Dissolution of domestic partnership
  • Division of community property

High Desert, Victorville divorce law firm, CA—overview of divorce
Because California is a no-fault state, citing marital misconduct is not required to file for divorce. However, no-fault does not mean there are no disagreements. A no-fault divorce can be contested or uncontested. A contested divorce is one in which the spouses are in dispute on all or some of the issues. An uncontested divorce is one in which the spouses are in agreement on the issues.

Even if you are pursuing an uncontested divorce, it is wise to reach a formal agreement with your ex-spouse on the divorce issues. An experienced Victorville divorce lawyer and certified family law specialist can help you negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement agreement with your spouse and file it with the court on your behalf. This written agreement addresses all the issues of the divorce, including:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Asset/debt division
  • Residency.California requires a six-month residency before you can file for divorce.
  • Grounds. There are two grounds for a California divorce: irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity.
  • The steps. The California courts have an established procedure for divorce, and the basic steps for an uncontested divorce include:
  • Filing and serving the divorce petition
  • Receipt and response to the divorce petition
  • If no response within 30 days, a default judgment
  • Divorce granted after the waiting period has elapsed

Victorville collaborative lawyers offer alternatives
If your divorce is not a simple and straightforward matter and involves children, assets, or disputed issues, experienced Victorville collaborative lawyers can offer an alternative to a litigated divorce. Ms. Lewis can review your case to determine if a collaborative divorce is appropriate for your circumstances. Contact the Law Office of Anne E. Lewis online or call 760-955-2500 today.