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Experienced and Compassionate Divorce Attorneys Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area

We advise you on reaching the best results during your divorce

Divorce inevitably conjures up deep emotions. Having the guidance of an experienced lawyer can help you face the challenges with a clear head. The Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC has 40 years of experience in family law issues. We are your true advocates during this difficult time. We assist you with all aspects of your divorce, including property division, child custody, child support and spousal support. We know divorce is hard and offer you the support and compassion you need as we take on the burden of the legal process. We are ready to help you in your divorce in the South San Francisco area.

What should you do during a divorce?

You likely have a lot of questions as you contemplate your divorce. Organization and preparation not only help you achieve better results, but also ease the stress and uncertainty associated with the legal process. We suggest you take these steps to prepare for your divorce:

  • Make a list of your assets and debts, including those owned by you or your spouse individually and both of you together.
  • Gather your financial records, including tax returns, automobile titles, property deeds and mortgages.
  • Make copies of all relevant documents and keep them in one organized, accessible folder.
  • Determine your goals for child custody and living arrangements.
  • Consult with a divorce attorney who can guide you through these steps and help you strategize the best means for reaching your goals.

California is a no-fault state, meaning you do not have to show grounds to file for divorce. Instead, you need only claim irreconcilable differences as the reason for the dissolution of your marriage.

To file a petition for divorce, you must have been a California resident for at least six months and a resident of the county where you are filing for at least three months. If you have been served a divorce petition, you must respond within 30 days. Do not be concerned if you do not have all your documents in order at that point. We can file your answer as we assist you in preparing your case.

Why you need a divorce attorney

Divorce is difficult and often emotional. Our experienced divorce lawyer can provide you with practical, candid advice about reaching your objectives. We preserve your parental rights and protect your financial interests and assets.

We are often able to reach divorce terms through mediation and move your case through the process much more efficiently than you could without legal representation. If you have suffered abuse, we know how to ensure your well-being while we resolve your divorce terms. We also put your children first in divorce and help you protect their best interests.

Contact us for experienced divorce representation

Contact the Law Offices of K.J. Petsas, PC for experienced representation in your divorce. Our firm is located in South San Francisco and serves clients throughout the Bay Area. Call us at 650-540-1170 to schedule a free consultation to get started with your divorce case or contact us online.

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