Is your spouse avoiding service?

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It isn’t uncommon for spouses to avoid service of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Domestic Partnership, Summons and/or Declaration Under Uniform Child Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Some hide in their houses and won’t answer the door when the process server knocks. Others won’t give their spouses their new addresses or instruct […]

Can you fire a divorce lawyer?

Can you fire a divorce lawyer

  I’ve met men and women who weren’t happy with their divorce lawyers and still paid them $10,000s to $100,000s. When asked why they never changed lawyers, some said they feared it would drive up costs and delay their cases. Others mistakenly believed their lawyers would get better, but they didn’t. To their credit, changing […]

Where do you file your military divorce?

Divorce in the military

If your spouse is in the military, there may be three different states where you can file your “military divorce”. They are your husband’s state of legal residency, your state of legal residency and the state where your spouse is stationed. The ability to choose between three different states is usually an enviable option to […]

How to stop a California divorce

If you want to reconcile or remain married and your spouse doesn’t, unfortunately you can’t stop the legal process in California. Under California’s no-fault family laws, if one spouse wants a divorce the court must proceed regardless of the spouse’s opinion or wishes to remain married. If you and your spouse have reconciled and you […]