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How Do I File For Divorce?

by | Apr 3, 2013 | Firm News |

If you are considering undergoing a divorce in Placer County, or in any California County, you need to consider a couple of things.  First you need to consider if engaging in a Placer County divorce is truly the correct decision.  Divorce is very costly: financially, emotionally, and even spiritually costly.  It will have lasting effects upon you, your spouse, and your children. 

 

If you have come to the decision that a Placer County divorce is necessary, or if you have not been given the choice because your spouse has filed first, then you should act promptly to get a Placer County divorce attorney.  Many divorce litigants try to navigate the Placer County divorce process without an attorney because of cost or disinterest.  We believe that is a dangerous choice because it is easy to make devastating mistakes without the advice of informed and prepared legal counsel.

 

Second, your Placer County divorce attorney can quickly help you start the actual Placer County divorce process.  Your Placer County divorce attorney will help you prepare your divorce petition and summons to be filed with the court and to be served on your spouse.  (If you were already served, your Placer County divorce attorney will help you file a response to your spouse’s petition for divorce.  It is important that you work with your Placer County divorce attorney to respond to your spouse’s petition for divorce in a timely fashion so that you are not late.  Being late can have serious legal consequences to your case.)

 

If you are involved in a Placer County divorce case, or if you were served with divorce papers by your spouse, please give us a call.  We can help you understand the Placer County divorce process and advise you of your legal rights in a free half-hour attorney consultation.