Encino Divorce Lawyer

Serving Clients for Over 30 Years

If you are considering divorce, it is essential to consult with an experienced divorce attorney. At Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law, our team can provide the guidance, support, and legal representation you need to navigate this time.

We know the ins and outs of divorce law, property division, child custody, support issues, and more. Our attorneys can take the time to understand your unique situation and develop practical solutions that work for your family.

You don't have to go through this alone – let us support you. Our lawyers can be the compassionate, devoted attorneys you need to help you navigate your divorce. Contact us at (818) 839-2533 or fill out our form online.

Grounds for Divorce in California

In California, couples seeking divorce do not need to prove fault on the part of one spouse. This is known as a "no-fault" divorce state, which means that a reason like infidelity or abuse is not necessary to file. However, it is still necessary to have grounds for filing.

Grounds for divorce include:

  • Irreconcilable Differences – This situation means that a marriage is broken and cannot be saved even with numerous attempts.
  • Incurable Insanity – This situation refers to when one spouse is insane and remains incurably insane with medical proof.

Get in touch with Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law. Our divorce lawyers can help you determine whether you qualify to file and can help you establish the grounds for your divorce.

Types of Divorces in California

California is home to various types of divorces that cater to different situations. Our Encino divorce attorneys can help you navigate the options and determine which one is the most suitable for your needs.

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce may be suitable if you and your spouse agree on a majority of the terms of your divorce. This type of divorce allows you to negotiate terms without going to court and, in turn can help avoid expensive legal fees. Together with multiple parties such as a therapist, mediator, accountant, etc., couples can reach a favorable outcome.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is a legal separation that happens without going to court. Instead, the couple comes to a mutual settlement through mediation, the collaborative process, or another out-of-court agreement. Even though they do not go to court, the outcome of the divorce is just as binding as a contested divorce.

However, an uncontested divorce is often more beneficial for both spouses and any children involved. Without having to abide by a court-ordered judgment, both parties have the opportunity to agree to a flexible solution that works best for everyone.

Contested Divorce

A contested divorce may be necessary when a divorcing couple cannot come to an agreement on important decisions such as custody or alimony. This may occur when significant disagreements arise over marital property and children. Furthermore, in cases where only one party wants the divorce, a contested divorce may also be required.

Why Choose Cutter & Lax Attorneys at Law?

At our law firm, we understand that going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotionally charged experience. That's why our lawyers are committed to providing you with a comfortable and compassionate experience. Our years of experience have equipped us with the knowledge and expertise necessary to handle a wide range of family law matters.

Ultimately, our top priority is to provide you with individualized counsel that is tailored to your unique situation. We understand that family matters can be delicate and can help guide you through them with the utmost care and professionalism.

Reach out to our firm by e-mailingor calling us at (818) 839-2533 today to get started.

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