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In response to rapidly developing public announcements related to Coronavirus, Cage & Miles can support consults and cases remotely due to our cutting edge technology for all employees and our cloud based firm management system. Our people can work remotely on all facets of client cases. In the unfortunate event that one or more of our people are exposed to the virus, our clients’ work does not need to stop. All client files are uploaded, secured and safely backed up on the cloud. We have contingency plans in place at our two offices to see that correspondence from the court, case professionals, opposing counsel, and service providers gets uploaded to our clients’ secured cloud file so our people can work remotely. We are ready, willing and able to keep your case moving forward during these uncertain times. Please contact us if you have questions about how public announcements affect your case. Please click here for more resources.

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Divorce Process in California

Hands-On Guidance from Our Dedicated Attorneys

When starting the divorce process, it’s important that you have a firm understanding of what it entails. If you’re contemplating divorce or have just been handed divorce papers, it’s imperative that you retain representation from Cage & Miles. Our priority is to discuss every aspect of your divorce to ensure that you are empowered to make the best possible decision for your future.

At Cage & Miles, we take the time to talk about your goals and your family’s needs. We are backed by years of experience helping clients handle even the most complex divorce cases and we devote our time and energy to providing the service and counsel you need and deserve.

We’re more than just a family law firm. Call Cage & Miles today at (858) 943-2060 to learn how we can help.

Steps in the California Divorce Process

When it comes to divorce, California is a “no-fault” state, which means that spouses do not need to have grounds for divorce. When filing for divorce, you can cite “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for terminating the marriage. Under “no-fault” divorce laws, one spouse can end the marriage, even if the other does not.

Our firm can assist in the following steps of the divorce process:

  • Filing and serving the divorce petition. In the petition, you will need to include all information about your children, grounds for filing, child support, spousal support, and details about your assets. The petition must be filled out accurately and include all the necessary details.
  • Requesting temporary court orders for child custody, visitation, and/or support. You will need to attend a hearing where a judge will decide whether temporary orders should be issued.
  • Exchanging information and documents that are relevant to your divorce - also known as the discovery process. During this phase, the attorneys for each party will investigate and review all the divorce documents. Sometimes, expert witnesses may be brought in to help with the discovery, including specialists such as forensic accountants, appraisers, vocational examiners, etc.
  • Settlement negotiations or trial. Most couples will negotiate a divorce settlement or attend mediation to work out their disputes. If an agreement cannot be reached through these options, then parties will likely proceed to a trial.

In California, there is a mandatory 6-month waiting period before a judge can approve a divorce. If you have reached a settlement relatively quickly in your divorce, your divorce will not be final until this waiting period is over. The waiting period begins the day your divorce petition is served.

Moving Forward in Difficult Times

Our lawyers understand the stress and anxiety associated with the divorce process. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible legal representation to help you put your best foot forward during divorce proceedings. As our client, you can trust that we possess the experience, depth, and knowledge necessary to successfully handle such sensitive issues.

We’re ready to hear from you! Contact our firm today to get started.

Real Stories From Real People

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  • “I am very pleased with all aspects of the settlement, and could not have hoped for a better outcome!”

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