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Filing divorce in Los Angeles can be a stressful and emotionally difficult process. If you and your spouse are looking to call an end to your marriage, working with a Los Angeles divorce attorney may help you protect your best interests.

Your divorce may involve deciding asset division, spousal support and child custody and support. Each of these decisions can impact your life after divorce.

Each decision may weigh heavy on your mind, but you don't have to face them alone. Connect with a Los Angeles divorce lawyer today. Simply fill out the form below to arrange your initial consultation.

Los Angeles & California Divorce Laws

Each state enacts and enforces its own laws pertaining to divorce and other family law issues. These include:

  • Residency requirement: One spouse must be a resident of the state of California for at least 6 months prior to filing, as resident of Los Angeles county (or the county in which the divorce is filed) for at least three months.
  • Grounds: California divorce laws allows for no-fault divorce. A divorce can be granted on two grounds: irreconcilable differences, and incurable insanity. No further fault, such as adultery or cruelty, needs to be proven in the court.
  • Waiting period: California law requires you wait 6 months after filing to proceed with the rest of the divorce case.
  • Property division: California is a community property state. All property acquired by a couple during marriage is seen as jointly owned, and is typically split equally in divorce. Property acquired before the divorce is retained by the original owner.

California laws, and even particular judges, may also have unique standards for determining child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and other issues that may arise during the divorce process.

No two cases are the same. To get a better idea of what to expect during your divorce, connect with a local Los Angeles family law attorney. Simply fill out the case review form below to get started today.

Laws may have changed since our last update.  This is for informational purposes and is not legal advice.  Speak to a local divorce attorney for legal advice about your particular situation.