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Understanding the Divorce Process with our Bakersfield Family Law Attorneys

Accurately Guiding You through Divorce

Fear of the unknown is often worse than what the unknown reveals itself to be--and divorce is no different. Like anything else, it is far easier and less stressful to take divorce head-on when you know what to expect. The divorce process can be incredible complicated, as it vastly varies from couple to couple. However, one fact remains the same: you will be going from a couple who shared everything to a single person who can take control back over his or her life.

Though every divorce is different, the following is a general guideline of the entire process:

  • A petition for dissolution of the marriage is filed by either party.
  • The other party is served, and has 30 days to respond. If the other party fails to respond, a judgement will be filed by default.
  • Once divorce is filed, either party may need to request temporary court orders in regards to custody or alimony.
  • There is an exchange of information and documents, as hiding any assets or property is illegal. Other factors, such as child custody, visitation, and scheduling arrangements are determined.
  • If both parties agree, a Bakersfield family law attorney will help you finalize these agreements.
  • If parties cannot agree, a judge will make a decision following a hearing or trial.
  • After all of the above has been resolved, a general judgement will complete all issues of your case.
  • If one party does not uphold his or her end of the agreement, he or she may be found in contempt of court.

Contact Our Bakersfield Family Law Attorneys Today

Understanding the divorce process is immensely easier with the help of a Bakersfield family law attorney you can trust. At Campbell Whitten, we believe in helping our clients feel as comfortable as possible by easing their concerns with our attentive and compassionate legal care. Though the divorce process may seem daunting, you can rest assured you are in more than capable hands with us on your side.

Call (661) 735-1038 to schedule an initial consultation today.