Rancho Cucamonga Divorce Lawyer
Efficient, Custom Solutions for Marriage Dissolution in California
Divorce can be complicated, messy, and frustrating. When you have a skilled advocate by your side throughout the process, you can be confident knowing your best interests will remain protected. The Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyers at Chung & Ignacio, LLP are here to make sure you navigate your divorce with ease. We understand how difficult this time can be and are familiar with the legal obstacles that individuals often face.
Many times, people come to us unsure if they even want to pursue a divorce. They're just thinking about it. If you find yourself asking the question "Should I Get a Divorce?" - you're not alone.
Divorce vs. Legal Separation in California
Which option is right for you?
|Cost||Contingent on length and venue||Contingent on length and venue|
|Children||Parenting time, child support||Parenting time, child support|
|Remarriage||Can remarry||Cannot remarry|
|Insurance||Lose ex’s insurance plan||Keep insurance coverage|
|Taxes||Cannot file jointly||Can file jointly|
|Benefits||Could prevent spousal SSD benefits||Qualify for spouse SSD benefits|
|Residency||Requires 6 months’ residency||Current residency only|
Cost for both divorce and legal separation is contingent on both the length of the process and the court you are going through, both of which vary from case to case.
According to the State Bar of California, in both legal separation in divorce, courts can issue orders relating to child custody, visitation, and child support. When it comes to children, divorce and legal separation offer the same options.
If you obtain a legal separation, you cannot legally remarry. Whereas if you obtain a divorce, you are legally free to get remarried.
A spouse who is covered by their husband or wife’s insurance plan would lose coverage upon divorce, whereas with legal separation, a spouse may continue to be covered by their insurance.
There could be tax benefits to filing jointly as a married couple, which if you got a legal separation, you could maintain. If you divorced, you would lose the ability to file jointly on your taxes.
Spouses who are married for ten years or longer could qualify for Social Security Disability benefits under their husband or wife, provided they do not get remarried.
In order to obtain a divorce in California, either spouse must have lived in California for the past six months, as well as three months in the county in which the divorce will be filed. For married couples to obtain a legal separation, all it takes is for one party to be currently residing in California. If you and your spouse do not want to wait to fulfill residency requirements before separating or getting court-ordered custody, child support, and the like, legal separation may be a desirable option. If certain requirements are met, legal separation can later be changed to a divorce.
What Makes Our Firm the Right Choice?
Dissolving a marriage is often a very emotional and challenging process, even if both parties are in agreement on a majority of issues. Our team at Chung & Ignacio, LLP understands the divorce process and is ready to advocate on your behalf.
- When you come to our firm, you get:
- Legal solutions tailored to your specific needs
- Dedicated counsel every step of the process
- Personalized, one-on-one attention
- Years of insight and experience behind your case
Having a solid divorce lawyer on your side can make all of the difference in the outcome of your divorce. From addressing issues of child support to navigating the legality of prenuptial agreements, our firm is here for you through every aspect of the process. More than that, we make sure your rights and interests are made a top priority.
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Providing Counsel for All Types of Divorces
Our Rancho Cucamonga divorce attorneys are passionate about helping every individual we represent get the best possible outcome in their cases. Whether we are guiding our clients through divorce or advocating for them in civil matters, our team is reliable, reputable, and ready to fight.
- We can protect your interests through the following matters:
- Property division
- Child support
- Child custody
- Visitation rights
- Spousal support
When you have our firm on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing your divorce is in qualified, trusted hands. We are relentless in our pursuit of a favorable outcome on your behalf.
Call Chung & Ignacio, LLP for Qualified Representation
Finding the right lawyer to take on your divorce can be challenging, but Chung & Ignacio, LLP makes it as simple as possible for you. We go above and beyond to secure a fair resolution of your divorce, whether it includes heated child custody matters or complex property division disputes. We are your advocates in and out of the courtroom.
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