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Divorce, Legal Separation & Paternity

Rancho Cucamonga, Rancho Cucamonga & Upland Family Law Attorney

With Aaron M. Hudson, clients receive the personal attention of an attorney who understands the law in California but more importantly, the difficulty of this season of life. Individuals who are facing divorce issues will be forced to deal with many complex decisions while also nursing the emotional struggle of the process. Aaron M. Hudson provides the care, counsel and representation needed to get through this time efficiently and successfully. He and his firm handle a wide range of divorce cases including those of uncontested divorce, contested divorce, legal separation and the establishment of legal paternity.

Uncontested Divorce in California

An uncontested divorce is one where the parties are in agreement on all issues. This typically involves having an attorney draft the pleadings necessary to quickly and efficiently enter the judgment. This saves the parties a great deal of money. Aaron M. Hudson can complete an uncontested dissolution faster than most lawyers, and can typically do so for a flat fee. The process requires that each party complete disclosures of assets, debts, income and expenses. The parties can then, with the assistance of counsel, negotiate and sign the required documents to affect the judgment of dissolution. While some attorneys purport to represent "both parties", it is Aaron's believe that it is not ethically possible to "serve two masters", so he will only represent one party in any dissolution.

Contested Divorce: Finding a Middle Ground

The term "contested divorce" (otherwise known as dissolution) refers to a lack of agreement on the issues involved in your divorce (for example, custody, community assets and debts, and support). Sometimes the parties agree on some issues, for example ending the marital status and division of property, but will need the court's assistance to resolve other issues, such as custody and support.

Because California is a no-fault divorce state, a party seeking dissolution of their marriage does not need specific grounds to get divorced. The only requirement for dissolution is that irreconcilable differences have arisen. The mere fact that one party wants to divorce and the other party does not, is in and of itself an "irreconcilable difference"

Typically, a party's behavior during the marriage is not germane to the issue of divorce. For example, the fact that one party had an affair during the marriage usually does not matter in a state that operates by no-fault divorce. There are exceptions and situations where a party's conduct is relevant to certain issues, for example:

  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs may impact custody issues.
  • Documented history of domestic violence can be used to determine spousal support.
  • History of financial conduct can influence the final result of the divorce.

If your spouse has hidden assets, you can rest assured that Attorney Hudson has a great deal of experience exposing such conduct and locating the assets to which you are entitled as a matter of law.

California Legal Separation Laws

If a couple has decided to permanently separate but is not yet ready for the dissolution of marital status, legal separation may be a viable option as a means to the end. Legal Separation is a status conferred by a court by way of a Judgment. Legal Separation is a final determination of all issues of property and support between the parties. The parties' marital status will remain intact. Because an action for legal separation typically involves the same cost, time and procedure as a dissolution action, it is a relatively rare procedure. Moreover, the court typically cannot grant a judgment of legal separation without the consent of both parties. The most common reason parties obtain a legal separation is to preserve the ability to cover the other spouse on life and medical insurance policies, penion benefits and for religious reasons.

Establishing Paternity in a Divorce or Separation

When unmarried parents end a relationship, it can be much like a divorce because many of the same issues, animosity and distrust are prevalent. Child custody and Visitation will have to be determined, as will the issue of Child Support. The difference between Paternity (Uniform Parentage) actions and dissolution is that there are no minimum residential jurisdictional requirements, and the court does not hear issues of property division and spousal support. Many times the parties to a paternity action will use their lawyers to assist in resolving issues of co-owned property. Absent an agreement, however, a civil action will have to be filed for the court to hear and decide those issues. Aaron M. Hudson is also very experienced in civil litigation, and can be an incredible asset to his clients in this area of law.

The dissolution of a family unit, whether married or unmarried comes with a great deal of complex responsibilities. Make sure you have the answers, information and counsel of a trustworthy legal professional by contacting Aaron M. Hudson today.

  • Divorce Can Be a Difficult Process for Anyone

    Aaron M. Hudson is Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Meet with him today to discuss your family law case and explore your legal options.

    Get Divorce Info
  • Calculating Child Support Can Be Messy

    From understating your income to the improper use of Dissomaster, your family may be put at financial risk when calculating support.

    Get Child Support You Deserve
  • Connect With Our Experienced Firm Today

    Take the first step toward solutions by scheduling a consultation with Aaron M. Hudson. Start a new chapter in your life today!

    Get in Touch with Us

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Aaron M. Hudson
Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Attorney

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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