Newport Beach Divorce Attorney
Providing Skilled Legal Services for Dissolution of Marriage
Dealing with family issues of any kind can be intense and emotionally challenging. These challenges can be amplified when dealing with divorce. As two people enter a state of separation from a marital relationship, the combination of legal issues and personal feelings can cause great conflict, overwhelming both parties as well as their children and other close family relations.
When you are facing a difficult situation on account of separating, contact our compassionate lawyer in Newport Beach, who can carefully use tact, discretion, and determination to advocated for your interests during this emotional time. At The Law Office of Timothy M. Ghobrial, we are fully equipped to knowledgeably represent you, utilizing a pragmatic understanding of California’s divorce laws and empathy of family relationships. You can trust that you will receive the highest care and dedication for all your divorce questions.
Grounds for Divorce in CA
California law states that there are only two grounds to filing a divorce, irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity.
- Irreconcilable differences basically means that the marriage cannot be fixed and that it has experienced an irremediable breakdown.
- With proof, you can file for incurable insanity in which a medical or psychiatric professional provides testimony.
How Long Will Your Divorce Take?
The length of your divorce will depend on the issues surrounding your case. If there are children involved, or if your divorce is contested, it can take months, sometimes years to settle. Regardless, there is a mandatory 6 month waiting period before the divorce finalizes. This gives the couple an opportunity to take time and reconcile, although this rarely occurs.
Residency Requirements for Divorce in CA
To be eligible for divorce in California, at least one spouse must have resided in the state for at least 6 months prior to filing. In addition, he or she must have lived in the county where they wish to file for 3 months.
Call our Newport Beach attorneys today at (949) 751-1420 for advocacy you can count on.
Types of Legal Services for Divorce
Because we know there are multiple ways that divorce could affect your family, our firm aims to provide services that offer our clients’ comprehensive support. We are committed to helping you get the outcome that is most applicable to you and your family's needs.
Some of the types of services which we are ready to offer you include:
- Agreements for marriage settlements
- Division of any property between the two parties
- Visitation of any children
- Support for children involved within the separation
- Custodianship of children from the two parties
- Spousal support and alimony
- Protection of assets
Contested & Uncontested Divorce
There are certain scenarios when two parties involved in a divorce can come to terms on all major aspects of the separation, ranging from child custody and support to the division of property that was formerly communally shared. In this case, the two parties do not ever need to appear before a judge and jury. Still, it is important to have strong legal representation on your side to ensure that your set conditions are met. Unfortunately, what can start as an uncontested case can become a contested process when you discover additional elements that had been previously overlooked.
A contested divorce occurs when the two parties cannot agree on a major aspect of their separation details. For example, the parties are having issues deciding upon what will happen to their accounts for retirement or their debt distribution plan. In the complex situations that follow, moderate issues can be exacerbated by intense and even aggressive debates. Fortunately, our skilled attorney is highly experienced at mediating delicate situations and creating optimum settlement agreements.
When it comes to divorces, every single case is completely unique, with its own set of challenges and complicated circumstances. Therefore, every case requires its own unique resolution. What sets us apart from other divorce law practices is that we genuinely care for our clients, tailoring individualized resolutions for every severed relationship. You can count on your Newport Beach attorney to provide this level of detailed support in every aspect of your case.
“It is clear and apparent that he truly cares about his clients and is willing to go above and beyond.”- George
“He will give to the world of law a lot that it needs.”- Former Client
“I would highly recommend him due to his dedication and diligence to his clients. Outstanding!”- Regina