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   a divorce and need a good divorce lawyer, contact Treviño Law, Inc.
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   Whenever a family law issue occurs in your life, it can be extremely frightening
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   you. We will be with you through the entire divorce . . . all the way to resolution.
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Treviño Law, Inc.

23151 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, California

Dissolution Topics

Six Month Waiting Period for a Divorce
Divorce vs. Legal Separation in California
Community Property
No Fault Divorce
Cost of Divorce In Orange County
Date of Separation
Adultery and Divorce
Finality of Divorce
Retirement Accounts in a California Divorce
Unequal Division of Community Property
What is a Divorce?
What Are Irreconcilable Differences in California?
What is a Legal Separation?

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                      If you need a lawyer and would like to schedule an appointment with a top divorce attorney in the Orange County area, call (949) 716-2102.
                                                                               Conveniently located off the Lake Forest exit for both the 405 and 5 freeway.

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23151 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Hills, California 92653

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Family Law Issues in California

Automatic Restraining Orders

When a petition for a divorce is served in California, temporary restraining orders (often referred to as ATROs) are in effect automatically. The automatic restraining orders prevent either party from destroying property, borrowing against an asset, gifting an asset, or changing any property owned by either party. The rules are designed to preserve the property of the parties until the property is divided by a court order. See more ATROs

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney in Orange County?

Many people believe that an attorney in a divorce is irrelevant. For many people, the cost of hiring an attorney is too high. They may believe that an attorney's goal is to muddle the water to increase fees. Some feel like attorneys as a whole are untrustworthy. Others believe that it is easy to learn about the legal process on their own. To see more reasons to hire a divorce law lawyer . . . .

In a Divorce, Who Gets the Wedding Ring?

A question often asked during a divorce is, "What happens to the wedding ring?" A ring is usually the most common gift given before a marriage; however, spouses give gifts to each other for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. In California, the family law code decides what happens in a divorce to the gifts the spouses gave to each other during the marriage. By analyzing the California Family Code, the court determines which spouse gets the gift--the one who gave it, the one who received it, or both. For more information go to gifts given during marriage . . . .

Ten Reasons to Settle a Divorce in California

1. Monetary Expense: Inexpensive litigation does not exist. Every stage of the proceeding is costly. In addition to attorney's fees, there are expert fees, filing fees, service fees, discovery fees, and reporter's fees. Hearings can last several hours or even days. The time to wait for the judge to hear the case can take hours. It is common for the parties to wait for their turn just to have a continuance of the hearing. For more reasons to settle a divorce to Ten Reasons to Settle a Divorce

Documents Filed in Court Can be Reviewed by the Public

Many people do not realize that most documents submitted to a judge can be accessed by the community. In addition, the proceedings themselves can be viewed by the public. The rational for open access is that it fosters integrity in the judicial system. It would be more difficult for a judge to rule in a discriminatory fashion if the public has access to the facts, the testimony, and the proceedings of every case. For more information go to public access to Orange County divorce actions . . . .

Spouses Should Require a Writing to Transfer Property to Each Other

Sometimes during a marriage, spouses will transfer property from one spouse to the other. This occurs most frequently when the parties transfer property to one another in order to get a better interest rate on a family home. California Family Law Code §§850-852, allows a couple, by written agreement, to transfer or “transmute” community property to the separate property of either spouse or from the separate property to the community property. In legal jargon, this is referred to as transmutation. A transmutation is fulfilled when spouses transfer property between themselves during the marriage changing the character of the property. Click here for more information.

A Divorce in California Takes a Minimum of Six Months

California Family Code §2339 states that a judgment for a divorce can be entered six months after the date the summons and petition is given to or “served” upon the respondent or six months from the date the respondent formally makes his appearance in court–whichever occurs first. The term 6 months and a day comes from the fact that the counting of the six months starts the day after the appearance or service of the summons and petition.

A Divorce Ends When Everything Has Been Fully Litigated

Usually, when one party files for divorce through a family law attorney and the issues between the parties are fully litigated in family court, a civil court cannot make a ruling on the same cause of action between the same parties. In California a civil action that ends in judgment is res judicata or “matter judged.” Although the theory seems straightforward–the same parties cannot litigate the same issues that have already been decided by a judge–there are some factors a judge must consider before dismissing the second case.Clike here for more information.

Subpoenaing the Medical Records of Your Spouse in a Divorce

Sometimes during a divorce, one parent wants access to the other parent’s medical records to show that the other parent is unfit to raise the minor children. The request for records can include not only medical records, but also a request for therapy session records. The difficulty lies, however, in the fact that both the doctor's records and the therapist's records are protected by the doctor-patient privilege.Click here for more information.

                               Now Serving the Following Cities Throughout Orange County with Divorce Advice                                     
          in various Dissolution Matters Including Child Custody, Child Support, Legal Separation, and Annulments:                
                  Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Balboa, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Cypress, Dana Point, Dove
                    Canyon, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra,
                   La Palma, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los
               Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan
              Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda