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The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr handles uncontested and contested divorce in the following San Francisco, Hayward, Oakland, Marin, Contra Costa, Daly City, and Redwood City. We strive to charge affordable fees and costs. Check out our fixed fees for Uncontested Divorces. We have three office locations to serve you.

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DIVORCE PROCESS

1. One spouse usually files a petition for divorce, legal separation or annulment. There are 2 legal grounds for divorce: (1) Irreconcilable differences; and (2) incurable insanity. The filing spouse may also request temporary child custody, child support, alimony, and stay away orders at the same time.

2. The filing spouse then serves the responding spouse with papers. The responding spouse then must answer the petition and may file his own petition. In the alternative, the responding spouse may agree with the divorce in which case a marital settlement agreement and judgment are prepared. There is a 6-month waiting period for the Judgment to become final for divorce.

3. All community assets are frozen and cannot be used without court order.

4. Temporary custody of children, child support, and alimony are ordered if requested.

5. The parties discover assets, financial information, and other information in order to pursue an uncontested divorce or prepare for trial.

6. Trial is held in which the court decides the proper division of community property and community debts, assignment of separate property, permanent custody of children, child support, and alimony. If not entered sooner, judgment for divorce is entered.

7. Post-judgment motions to modify child custody, child support, and alimony may be brought.