Finding the right fit with a family law attorney is essential. Family law cases are stressful for everyone involved, and it is important that you find an attorney who will not just serve as counsel but will also try to lessen the pain and bitterness of going through the ordeal.
We Will Support You Every Step of the Way
Whether you are at the initial stages of a court proceeding or are approaching judgement on your case, the Kraeber Law Office is here to serve you. Our job is to listen to your concerns, provide honest answers to your questions, and obtain realistic results for your future. The Kraeber Law Office attorneys provide legal representation in a broad range of family law areas including, but not limited to:
- Contested and uncontested
- Marital property division
- Property rights
- Same sex unions and domestic partnerships
- Valuation of property, such as businesses and retirement accounts
- Marriage settlement agreements
- Initial custody orders
- Modification of child custody
- Initial visitation orders
- Modification of visitation
Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Initial support orders
- Modification of spousal support
Domestic Violence Restraining
Enforcement of Court Orders
Enforcement of Settlement Agreements
Is California a No-Fault State?
Divorce in California is typically a no-fault process, meaning no one has to prove that a spouse did something wrong to cause the divorce. To initiate a divorce, one spouse must file a petition for dissolution, which asks basic questions about the marriage.
When it comes to property division, while many people assume it's always 50/50 due to the community property law, some property is exempt from division.
Under the 10-year rule in California, if a marriage lasted 10 years or longer, the spouse earning less income retains the right to be paid alimony for as long as they need and as long as the paying spouse can pay.
Requirements for Filing for Divorce in California
California has specific residency requirements for filing for divorce. Either you or your spouse must have been a resident in the state for at least six months and in the county where you plan to file for at least three months.
The process of getting divorced in California involves several steps, including protecting yourself, your children, and your property; ensuring you meet residency requirements; and gathering necessary information and documents.
How Long Does the Divorce Process Take in California?
In California, spouses typically don't need to go to court to get a final divorce once they've signed a complete divorce settlement agreement. However, getting a divorce takes at least six months, and there are four major parts of the process that apply to both married couples and domestic partnerships.
Our overriding goal is always to uphold your legal rights in your family law case, and we will tirelessly work for you and your rights with every step we take in your case. We will help and support you through this difficult time in your life. Get in touch with our team today.
Employment Law Specialization
Although we are able to help you with a wide variety of services, we have specialized in employment law since 1991. We understand the ever-changing laws and know how to use the laws to defend your rights.
100 Years of Experience
We are a team that brings over 100 years of combined experience to the table. Put our knowledge on your case's side.
Communication is Key!
We strive to give our clients the best communication they have ever experienced when working with an attorney. Even when there is no news, you deserve an update.
We promote a strong attorney-client relationship which begins the moment we have an initial consultation all the way up to the end of your case and beyond.