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Wherever you are in your divorce journey, Cage & Miles is an experienced and competitive family law firm that advocates for you.

What Kind of Divorce Cases Do We Handle?

The family law attorneys at Cage & Miles handle all varieties of divorce cases. If you and your spouse are amicable but are unsure whether you have an uncontested divorce, need a family law mediator, or just want an attorney to fast-track the divorce papers, we can help. 

Our team of trial attorneys also handles highly contentious custody battles, complex support disputes, and high asset property litigation. Whether you are settlement-minded or may need a fierce litigator, Cage & Miles can match you to your ideal advocate or mediator. Our firm also handles all types of post-judgment enforcement and modification actions.

If you are unsure where to start, contact us and we can help answer any question you may have about where and how to file for divorce.

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How long does it take to get a divorce if both parties agree in California?

A: It is difficult to know how long a contested divorce will take due to various delay tactics, court backlog, and other complications. However, a case where the parties have reached an agreement on all issues typically takes much less time. California divorce laws do include a mandatory six-month “cooling off” period, so a divorce will take at least six months to be finalized even if it is an uncontested divorce. Despite the “cooling off” period, parties with a full agreement can submit all paperwork and obtain enforceable orders as soon as they can complete the requisite steps.


How much does divorce cost in CA?

A: The cost of divorce in California will vary depending on the nature of the case, number of issues, and complexity of support and property division. In addition to legal fees, both parties will be required to pay filing fees to the court beginning with a “first paper fee” of $435 per party.


How long do you have to be separated before divorce in California?

A: Many no-fault divorce states require a couple to be separated for a specified period of time before they can file for divorce. While California is a no-fault divorce state, it does not have a minimum separation requirement. As long as minimum residency requirements are met for the State of California, a spouse can file for divorce or legal separation at any time. Of course, the mandatory six-month “cooling off period” will still apply.


Do I need an attorney to get divorced?

A: It is possible to file for divorce without an attorney; however, ending a marriage can be complicated. If you have assets or children, getting legal guidance can help you protect your interests and be sure your paperwork is done correctly the first time. Additionally, filing for divorce without a lawyer may become even more difficult if your spouse decides to hire one. Our attorneys at Cage & Miles, have extensive experience in family law and will work hard towards finding peaceful resolutions for all parties.

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