Default Divorce California

What Does It Mean For A Divorce To Go Into Default?

According to the California Courts, a default divorce is one in which someone does not respond to a petition for divorce[1]. At Chung & Ignacio, we would advise our clients to respond to a divorce petition. In other cases, we are the ones to petition for divorce on behalf of our client. A default divorce means that you are essentially giving up your right to have a say in the divorce proceedings and all consequences of that divorce.

If you want to have a say in the outcome of your divorce, contact the Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorneys at Chung & Ignacio. We will help you go over your spouse’s petition for divorce, and if your spouse hasn’t filed yet, we could help you petition first.

According to the California Courts, even if you don’t respond to a divorce petition, you can still work out an agreement that lays out your wishes for:

  • Property and debt division
  • Spousal support
  • Child support, custody, and visitation

Again, we strongly encourage you to speak with a lawyer before you sign anything. Chung & Ignacio can help you write your response and file it with the court. The response is called Form FL-120, and the additional response form you will have to fill out and file if you have children is Form FL-311. You have 30 days to file a response to a divorce petition before your case goes into default[2].

Be sure to speak with a divorce lawyer at Chung & Ignacio in Rancho Cucamonga. We represent people throughout San Bernardino County in all types of divorce and family law cases. You can request an evaluation of your case for free.

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