September 21, 2012 By Paul Wallin

Filing for divorce or being served with divorce papers is never a happy or pleasant time for either spouse. California is a no fault divorce state, meaning you will be allowed to dissolve your marriage so long as one spouse wants to be divorced regardless of the reasons behind a divorce, . Because these kinds of cases can be heavily contested and highly emotional, it is important that you speak with an experienced divorce lawyer from Wallin & Klarich.

What is No Fault Divorce?

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no fault divorce means your marriage can be dissolved as long as one spouse wants to end the marriage.

When it comes to divorce, California is known as a “No Fault State.” What this means is that either spouse can get a divorce, irrespective of what the motives and causes of the divorce are.  California will dissolve a marriage between two people so long as one of the spouses no longer wishes to be married. Therefore, any married person, who meets the statutory requirements for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce, can get divorced in California without justifying to the court why the marriage should be dissolved. Earlier this year, a woman filed for divorce two (2) months after the date of marriage because her husband did not change his Facebook relationship status to “Married.” Although many may think this is a poor reason for a divorce, the State of California would dissolve the marriage.

The legal term for “no fault” is irreconcilable differences. California Family Code Section 2310(a) states that a divorce may be based upon the ground of irreconcilable differences between husband and wife to which such differences have caused a permanent breakdown of the marriage. Only one spouse, either the husband or the wife, needs to show that the marriage has broken down and there is nothing to repair it.

Call the Family Law Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich

If you are thinking about filing for divorce or have been served with divorce papers, it is important that you hire an experienced and knowledgeable divorce lawyer who can ensure all the required divorce papers are completed and filed properly and to make sure your marital rights are protected. Wallin & Klarich has experienced divorce attorneys who can help you today.  If you have questions or concerns about your case, call us at 888-749-7428. With offices throughout Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange Counties, we are able to be there for you wherever you happen to live. We will be there when you call.

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