At The Law Office of Ruth Lynn Estep, our we are committed to helping families through this difficult process with the least emotional stress and in the most economical way possible. As your personal legal counsel, we assure you we will never lose sight of your welfare and that of your children.

Contested divorce: California law

A contested divorce is one where a couple does not initially agree on the terms of the divorce. There may be complicating issues such as a custody dispute, domestic restraining orders, or a business valuation, that need to be resolved. Complex and aggressive negotiations may be required in order to reach a resolution, and in extreme cases a decision may only be reached through a divorce trial.

At The Law Office Of Ruth Lynn Estep, we will work closely with you to find the most appropriate solution for your unique situation. During the process, our attorneys will aggressively protect your financial interests and your child’s right to an appropriate child custody and visitation arrangement.

Uncontested divorce: California law

In California divorce is considered “no fault,” making it relatively easy to obtain a divorce from the court using the concept of “irreconcilable differences.” In an uncontested divorce, the spouses have already agreed to split and have decided on the terms of their divorce, settling such matters as child custody, spousal support, how to divide assets and debts, and other issues related to their marriage.

In an uncontested divorce, an experienced divorce lawyer can provide a valuable service, reviewing your terms to ensure you have covered all the necessary points, then drafting the agreement and helping finalize the divorce on your behalf. It is important to speak with a lawyer as early as possible in the process.