Roseville Divorce Lawyer: Frank F. Ali
Experienced & Compassionate Family Law Representation
For thousands of Americans every year, divorce represents an unexpected challenge that will impact them for the rest of their lives. If you are considering divorce, of if you have been handed divorce papers, it is important to start by remembering that a divorce can be overwhelmingly positive when managed the right way. After all, if you or your spouse want to end your marriage, it is surely due to the fact that one or both of you are no longer happy being together.
The Law Offices of Frank F. Ali and our Roseville divorce attorney want to be the legal team that helps you through this confusing time. When you choose to work with our law firm, you will find that everything we do is meant to benefit you, from educating you diligently of your rights as a divorcé to offering tireless advocacy should matters need to go to court. You will also be pleased to find that our head attorney, Mr. Ali, personally handles each and every case we accept, rather than passing you off to a paralegal or assistant.
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Uncontested & Contested Divorces in California
Your divorce will fall under one of two types of divorce in California:
Uncontested:In an uncontested divorce, each spouse agrees completely with each important aspect of their divorce agreement, such as
property division, and so on. Due to the overall agreement, uncontested divorces tend to conclude quickly and at lower costs when compared to other forms of divorce.
- Contested:If you or your spouse disagree with even a single aspect of the divorce agreement, it becomes a contested divorce. Other methods, including courtroom intervention, will be necessary to finalize the divorce. While this may conjure up images of heated arguments, contested divorces can and often do remain civilized.
Try not to overthink about the category of your divorce. In either situation, it is crucial that you instead focus on your own best interests, and those of your children, if you share any with your spouse. The rest of the details will fall into place if you do, regardless of whether or not it is a contested or uncontested divorce. For excellent legal assistance no matter what the divorce process entails, be sure to get in contact with our Roseville divorce attorney.
Useful Divorce Alternatives
The end of your marriage will likely involve a typical divorce process, but it may not. There are useful alternatives you should consider if you want to minimize stress and avoid needless confrontations.
Three divorce alternatives our law firm can help you utilize are:
- Divorce mediation:The goal of mediation is to keep your divorce out of the courtroom as much as possible, which can save you big on court costs. A neutral third-party mediator – a divorce attorney trained specifically in mediation – will sit with both you and your spouse to provide legal assistance, but not necessarily direct influence into either of your decisions.
- Collaborative divorce: Each spouse retains their own divorce attorney and agrees to meet up for routine discussions outside of the courtroom. All four parties agree to do their best to come to an amicable solution and avoid litigation. If an agreeable conclusion is not reached, both collaborative divorce lawyers must not represent either spouse in the following court case.
Legal separation:If the finality of divorce does not work for you or your spouse for any reason, you may want to seek legal separation instead. When you are legally separated, you will still need to abide by any established rules – such as
spousal support – but you will not technically be married. Another benefit of legal separation is that it does not dismantle any benefits gained through marriage, such as tax advantages or shared health insurance.
Providing High-Quality Divorce Assistance Since 2005
When we accept a divorce or family law case, we act as if we are representing ourselves. It is for this reason and many more that our clients know us as effective, focused, and understanding above all else. Come see what our Roseville divorce lawyer can do for you by
contacting our firm and setting up a completely free, no-obligation case review today.