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Common Divorce & Family Law Questions

Have questions about your family law case? If so, you've come to the right place. With more than 30 years of legal experience, our firm has what it takes to help you with your complicated family law case. To ensure that you are given the reliable legal assistance that you deserve, we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions below. Want to know more? Give a Burbank family lawyer at our firm a call today!

What's the difference between contested & uncontested divorce?
An uncontested divorce is one that has no contested issues between the separating couple. These are generally faster and more peaceful processes, as both couples are able to agree on key issues. On the other hand, a contested divorce involves issues that are heavily argued by both sides - such as alimony amount.

How long will the divorce process last?
The circumstances of your divorce will completely dictate how long your divorce will last. In the state of California, there is a minimum of six months for any given divorce - however, for many separating couples, they find that their divorce can last significantly longer than this, especially if there are lots of disagreements.

What are the two different types of custody that can be awarded?
California awards two different types of custody during a divorce - physical and legal. Physical custody involves the actual location of the child & where they will live. Legal refers to the decision making ability of each involved parent; for example, where they will go to school & the culture they will be raised in.

Will I need to pay alimony to my soon-to-be ex-spouse?
There are several factors that will be taken into consideration when a court is determining who will pay spousal support & how much they should be required to pay. Such factors include the income of both parties, the length of the marriage, as well as the general age & health of both.

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If you have further questions or if you are ready to take the first step toward protecting your legal rights, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. With decades of hands-on experience, our firm is uniquely equipped to provide our clients with the reliable legal assistance that they truly deserve. Want to know more about how we can help you during this trying time? Simply pick up the phone and call us at 818-254-9237. You can also reach us by email by filling out our online case evaluation form - just click here. Either way, we hope that we will hear from you soon so that we can help to protect your best interests.

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