Today’s question of the day, it all says the divorce process work? So, how the divorce process works is definitely going to depend on the circumstances of each case in general, it’s going to depend on whether your divorce is contested or uncontested.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce where the parties are basically able to reach an agreement on all of the issues of their case whether it be. Property division child support spousal, support child custody and visitation allocation of debts things like that.
If the parties are unable to reach an agreement on one of these issues then at that point the divorce becomes a contested divorce.
The divorce is contested then case will take a little the bit longer or maybe even a lot longer than an uncontested divorce. So, in general, a divorce case takes a minimum of six months before it can become finalized in the state of California. so;
What are the stages of a divorce?
Explaining the divorce process. We like to break it down into seven phase space.
One of the divorces is considered the initial filing and service of the divorce papers. So, when the parties decide that they’re going to separate or that they are leaving their spouse and that they’re ready to follow divorce. They have to go to the court and file a petition for dissolution of marriage.
At that point, once the petition has been filed the party has a certain number of days in which they have to have their spouse served with the petition — in their marriage.
The second stage of divorce is the response phase. And this is when the other spouse who did not file for divorce has officially been served with the paperwork for the divorce and they have certain days in which they have to respond and basically explain to the court. Whether they agree with what the other spouse is asking for in the divorce. Whether they do agree on the date of separation and whatever else is listed in the divorce.