Filing for Divorce in California - A Step by Step Guide by PrestigeLegalDoc

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									Table of Contents
How to use this guide .......................................................................................................... 2
Do you need a lawyer to file for divorce?........................................................................... 2
How do I find a reputable law firm? ................................................................................... 2
Introduction to the divorce process ..................................................................................... 3
Uncontested vs. contested divorce ...................................................................................... 3
Legal requirements for divorce ........................................................................................... 4
The divorce process ............................................................................................................ 4
Custody of minor children in a divorce .............................................................................. 5
Child support in a divorce ................................................................................................... 6
Spousal support (alimony) in a divorce .............................................................................. 6
Martial Settlement Agreement in a divorce ........................................................................ 6
Comparing equitable distribution and community property for a divorce ......................... 6
Community property and separate property ....................................................................... 7
Retirement benefits in a divorce ......................................................................................... 7
Tax implications of divorce ................................................................................................ 7
Other issues affecting divorce ............................................................................................. 8
Divorce procedures in your state ........................................................................................ 8
General FAQ ....................................................................................................................... 9
   What are the legal grounds for obtaining a divorce? ...................................................... 9
   How long does a divorce take? ....................................................................................... 9
   When does the 6 month waiting period begin? ............................................................... 9
   Who determines how assets are divided in a divorce? ................................................. 10
   Will I have to pay my spouse’s attorney fees? ............................................................. 10
   How do courts determine who gets custody of a child in a divorce? ........................... 10
   What is joint custody? ................................................................................................... 10
   How is child support determined in a divorce proceeding or paternity case? .............. 11
   Is child support tax deductible? .................................................................................... 11
   What happens if a parent does not pay court-ordered child support? ........................... 11
   How is spousal support determined in a divorce case?................................................. 11
   How long will I receive, or pa
								
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