Don’t let the heat of the moment fog your thinking and lead you down the wrong path to your family’s future. Often couples going through a divorce aim their weapons at each other without fully understanding what’s at stake and the risks they face in making emotional decisions.
At the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC, our San Mateo divorce attorneys know that a clear head is the best tool in your arsenal. When you have full knowledge of your rights, the process and the decisions you must make, you are in the best possible position for your future and that of your family.
We stand by you through every step of the divorce process.
You must be a California resident for six months and a county resident for three months in order to file for divorce, or a dissolution of marriage. California is a no-fault state, meaning that grounds aren’t necessary to file — irreconcilable differences between spouses is enough. A no-fault divorce frequently allows divorces to move through the courts more swiftly.
The expenses and hassle of trial can be avoided entirely if your divorce is uncontested, where both you and your spouse agree to all terms. But if one of you contests the divorce, the following process is in place:
Children of divorcing spouses too frequently become innocent casualties. It is every child’s right to grow up in a healthy and happy environment, and their well-being needs to be protected. We fight with you for that protection. The earlier in the process our lawyers can help you attack and resolve the legal matters of your divorce — such as division of property, child support, child custody and visitation — the sooner and more easily your children can adapt to their new family structure.
Serving clients throughout the San Francisco Bay area, the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC offers the experience and attentive counsel you need to successfully tackle difficult family law issues. We are conveniently located in South San Francisco and encourage you to give us a call at 650-624-8181 or contact us online to take advantage of our free initial consultation. We return calls within 12 hours.