San Jose Divorce Attorney
Experienced Divorce Lawyer Serving Campbell, Los Gatos, Silicon Valley, and Across the San Francisco Bay Area
If you are seeking a San Jose divorce lawyer, you are likely involved in one of the greatest challenges of your life. Divorce lawyer and certified family law specialist Kevin Hutcheson knows that you may need an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney to assist you with the legal details of marriage dissolution in California: property division, support payments, visitation issues, and other areas of divorce that require deft negotiating and attention to detail. But, at the Dominion Law Group, LLP, we know there is also another side to divorce.
Our approach to family law is to listen first. We tailor our representation to the specific needs of each client. Divorce is hard enough in ideal circumstances. We will provide personal service and we will pursue an expeditious resolution to your legal challenges because we want to make the process as smooth, as transparent and as efficient as possible. Whether your divorce is uncontested and simple or bitterly contested and complex, our San Jose divorce attorneys can help you achieve your goals.
If you are considering filing for divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, talk to a divorce attorney as soon as possible. At the Dominion Law Group, LLP, our lawyers are experienced family law and divorce lawyers serving San Jose and the rest of the Bay Area. For a free consultation call 408-288-5592 or contact us online.
The Divorce Process in California
In California divorce law, one spouse must file for divorce with the family court to initiate a divorce or legal separation. The other party then has 30 days to respond to the divorce petition. While it does not matter to the court which party files for divorce, there may be reasons why you would want to file for divorce quickly. Once you have served the other party with your divorce petition, both sides are automatically barred from disposing of, misusing or hiding assets.
It takes at least six months to get a divorce processed after filing, although some cases take longer. Before the case is tried in family court, both sides will try to reach an agreement on issues such as:
- Property division
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Uncontested or contested divorce
- Military divorce
- Legal separation
- Domestic partnerships
Some divorces turn nasty quickly because one spouse (and his/her divorce attorney) thinks it is going to give them an advantage. For example, it is not unusual for one party to make accusations of domestic violence against the other party to gain the upper hand in child custody negotiations. Those accusations, as well as other aggressive tactics, need to be dealt with promptly or you could be greatly harmed.
Our divorce attorneys at the Dominion Law Group, LLP will fight those battles for you if necessary. However, we try to avoid those types of divorce conflicts if we can. Whenever possible, our lawyers use the collaborative law approach to help you end the conflict and reach a resolution.
Resolving Divorces Efficiently Throughout the Bay Area
The divorce attorneys at the Dominion Law Group, LLP work to achieve a speedy resolution of matters surrounding the dissolution of a marriage. This can reduce legal costs, result in a less stressful process, and lessen harmful emotional effects felt by the children in the marriage. That said, our San Jose divorce attorneys understand that divorce is a stressful and emotional time, and we encourage you to take all the time you need to deal with your emotions before entering into serious negotiations with your spouse.
For a consultation, call 408-288-5592 or contact one of our divorce lawyers online. If you are going through or thinking about filing for a divorce, you must contact us as soon as possible. Our divorce attorneys are willing and able to represent clients in these cities and counties of San Jose, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Campbell, Sunnyvale, and all other areas around the San Francisco Bay Area.