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Filing for Divorce in Fresno County?

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Whatever your circumstances, you can find personalized and caring legal support at the Arnold Law Group. Our lawyers bring decades of proven insights and experience in divorce and family law in Fresno and across the Bay Area.

Why Choose Our Divorce Lawyers?

Our results-oriented team has much to offer, including:

  • 30+ years of collective legal experience
  • Legal strategies custom-tailored to your needs and goals
  • Our commitment to keep you informed at every step
  • A proven track record of 1,000s of positive resolutions

We work hard to help our clients find balanced and fair solutions to their divorces in a timely manner. Let our team help you move forward to the next chapter of your life with confidence.

Whether you are thinking about filing for divorce or have already been served with divorce papers, let's discuss your situation and what your next steps could be.

Ready to find answers? Request your case evaluation online or call (559) 900-1263 today.

Support Through Each Step of Your Divorce Case

Deciding to end a marriage is never easy. There are numerous decisions that must be resolved, including what happens to joint assets, how to divide time with your children, and many other considerations.

Our lawyers in are prepared to assist clients with all aspects of divorce:

We understand how difficult divorce can be, especially if you have children or complex assets. When you're going through one of the most difficult moments in your life, turn to our experienced family law team for trusted guidance and support.

From negotiation all the way to litigation, you'll find a team of trusted advocates and allies who can protect you and help you ease the pain and stress of your divorce.

California Divorce Requirements

Couple getting divorced

You can request a judgment of dissolution of marriage (a divorce) if you meet the state's residency requirements. If you have any questions regarding the dissolution of marriage or need assistance through the divorce process, do not hesitate to contact our firm at once.

We can guide you through the divorce and help resolve complex matters, including that of child custody.

Residency requirements for filing for divorce in California include:

  • One party must be a resident of the state for six months or more immediately before filing
  • One party must have been a resident of the county for a minimum of three months before filing

How long does it take to divorce in California?

  • California has a mandatory six-month waiting period (from the date the papers are served) before a divorce can be finalized. During this waiting period, you and your spouse should try and come to an agreement on issues in the marriage. When six months have passed, a judge will review your settlement and sign off on the divorce. If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement, you will need to notify the court and proceed toward a trial to settle any outstanding disputes.

Contested Divorce vs. Uncontested Divorce

Every person's divorce case will be drastically different from all others. With the many relationships among family members, you will need to have a tailored case strategy. Our firm handles both contested and uncontested divorce cases, which involve different elements.

  • Uncontested Divorce Cases: The divorce process is often complex but it does not have to be filled with aggravation and dispute. If you choose to pursue an uncontested divorce case, you can experience many advantages, including salvaging relationships for a brighter future and avoiding additional court expenses.
  • Contested Divorce Cases: Divorces that are contested involve couples who cannot reach any significant agreement and therefore need to go to trial. If disputes arise in your divorce, we can help you navigate the matter and reach a positive resolution.

California Grounds for Divorce

California family law code dictates that divorce can be granted on one of two grounds:

  • Irreconcilable differences
  • Incurable insanity

Unlike other states, California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that as long as one party claims irreconcilable differences, then a divorce can be granted. If you claim irreconcilable differences, you are not required to provide any proof of said differences. Even if your spouse claims that those differences don’t exist, the court can still grant your divorce. Courts in California don’t concern themselves with determining who is responsible for the irreconcilable differences.

On the other hand, if you claim that your spouse is incurably insane, then you do have to provide proof of that. This could be medical records or psychiatric testimony.

At Arnold Law Group, APC, we can help you navigate the California divorce process!

Get 30+ Years' Family Law Experience on Your Side. Contact Us Today.

The court will need to consider many different factors when a couple decides to terminate their marriage. You should not navigate any family law legal process on your own. At Arnold Law Group, APC, our lawyers can take action to protect your rights and ensure that your children's best interests remain the priority concern of the court. Whether you are divorcing in Madera, Tulare, or Fresno counties, we are ready to help you.

Fill out a case evaluation form or call to speak with our divorce attorneys in Fresno for assistance!