How long does a divorce take?

There is a mandatory 90 day waiting period before your divorce can be finalized, which can be waived in special circumstances. If both parties can agree on all issues, the divorce can take as little as a three months by resolving the divorce through stipulation. If the parties cannot agree, the divorce could take much longer. Without agreements by the parties, a trial is necessary to resolve the disputes. Arguing and Read More

Self-Represented: Can I do it myself?

Yes, you can, but we do not recommend that you do so. Many websites offer fill-in-the-blank forms for you to use. The problem with these forms is that you are only given blanks to fill in and are not given advice on what is important to consider. We understand that you may feel that you can do this on your own. However, many of our clients felt the same way and what they found was that they made mistakes that they Read More

What is the difference between legal custody and physical custody?

Legal custody refers to the right to make legal decisions for a child and have access to the child’s medical and school information. Medical care, education and religion are the major legal decisions parents have to discuss. If a parent is granted sole legal custody, that parent will make all of the decisions for the child without input from the other parent. If the parents are granted joint legal custody, the Read More