Divorce and Family Law: Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from Rancho Cucamonga Family Law Lawyers
How do I know if I will be able to get spousal support in a
The court determines which partner is eligible to receive spousal support
based on a certain formula, which includes the length of time of the marriage,
the earning capacity of each partner, and the lifestyle changes that will
be faced when the marriage is dissolved. A marriage over 10 years is considered
a marriage of long duration and one ex-spouse may be required to pay
spousal support for the life of the other person, or until remarriage. In some cases,
neither party will be awarded spousal support. In other cases, there is
temporary support ordered by the court while one ex-spouse is retrained
to increase their ability to earn a living. If you are concerned about
spousal support, contact a Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer from Chung
& Ignacio, LLP.
How can I be sure that I will get custody of my children?
In our state, the court will focus on the best interests of the children.
They usually look for a solution in which both parents can spend time
with the children, whether in visitation or shared custody. When there
are factors that are a danger to the child or children, such as drug use,
alcoholism or other factor, the court will likely determine that the parent
exhibiting these behaviors will have certain restrictions and would likely
not get physical custody. Accusations regarding drug or alcohol or other
factor must be fully documented and proven in such cases.
Is there any way to avoid a court case in a divorce?
If you and your ex choose to resolve all the vital matters of your divorce,
property division and spousal support and can do so without intervention, you have the bonus
of being allowed to divorce with your own decision making determining
the outcome. This also allows you to avoid exposing your personal business
in open court. These divorces must have the agreements fully and correctly
documented for the court.
How long before a divorce is final?
The state requires 6 months after the divorce papers have been served.
Contact a Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer
from our firm to get your questions answered about divorce or other
family law matter.