San Francisco Divorce Attorney
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Keith F. Carr is an affordable San Francisco Divorce Attorney. The Law Offices of Keith F. Carr charges affordable attorney’s fees for divorce. Do you and your spouse have an uncontested divorce case?
An uncontested case means that you and your spouse agree on most (if not all issues) involved in a divorce, and you both wish to settle those issues so that the court can issue a divorce judgment without a trial or hearing. Read more about Divorce Settlement.
Whether contested or uncontested, our office submits and files all documentation, advises you on important legal issues, and monitors the divorce case to make sure the court signs the divorce judgment.
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Attorney Keith F. Carr charges an affordable fee for uncontested divorce cases when compared to other lawyers who charge a substantial premium fee, $8,500 to $15,000 for even a simple divorce case. As an affordable San Francisco divorce attorney, the Law Offices of Keith F. Carr charges only a fraction of this fee that other lawyers charge for a simple, uncontested divorce case.
We offer a confidential telephone consultation, divorce evaluation, and office consultation. We will include a quote of attorneys fees in your case. Your actual attorneys fees will depend on the complexity of your case and the issues involved. Payment plans are available. Visit Nolo.com to see the high fees that attorneys charge for divorce cases.
We have three locations to serve you in the Bay Area. The county where you live determines where your divorce will be filed. Major credit cards are accepted and payments are securely processed.
Let Us Do The Work For You!
Our office submits and files all documentation, advises you on important legal issues, and monitors the divorce case to make sure the court signs the divorce judgment. Do you think you can do it yourself? Read the details in “Starting Your Divorce Case” below. If you do not complete the divorce correctly, the court will simply return your judgment unsigned due to errors in the paperwork.
Do-it-yourselfers know this too well. What did they do wrong? They didn’t hire our office. Don’t try to do it yourself. Schedule your telephone consultation today.
Should You Hire A Divorce Attorney?
Having an affordable San Francisco divorce attorney is not mandatory. You can proceed to represent yourself. However, it would be a good idea to hire a divorce attorney, and here is why. An attorney will advocate on your behalf in the courtroom and will often be the only voice on your side of an issue. A San Francisco divorce attorney can complete the required paperwork and comply with all rules and regulations the court has in order for your divorce case to proceed to trial. Learn More…
Your Next Steps
1. Schedule Your Telephone Consultation
To get started, you must schedule a telephone consultation with Keith F. Carr, Attorney.
2. Case Evaluation and Quote of Fees
At the telephone consultation, you will be given a case evaluation and quote of fees. You are under no obligation.
3. Start Your Case
If you start your case with us, eliminate procedural errors preventing your Judgment.
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Start Your Divorce Case
California Divorce Petition
A spouse must file a divorce petition in order to obtain a divorce in California. There are 2 legal grounds for divorce in California: (A) Irreconcilable differences; and (B) permanent legal incapacity to make decisions.
Along with the petition for divorce, the court will issue a summons. The summons contains standard family law restraining orders that apply to every case automatically. These family law restraining orders provide, among other things, that minor children cannot be removed from California without the prior written consent of the other parent or court order. The family law restraining order also restrains the cashing, borrowing, or transferring of community property or separate property without the prior written consent of the other spouse or court order, except that such property may be used in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life. There are other automatic restraining orders as well.
Service of Divorce Petition and Summons
You, as the filing spouse, then must have your spouse served with the divorce petition and summons. There are special rules for serving the divorce petition and summons. He or she must then file and serve a response within 30 calendar days of being served.
Contested and Uncontested Divorce Cases
If a written response is filed, the parties may agree with all the issues in the divorce, such as division of community property and child custody and support. As a result, the divorce case may proceed as uncontested and the parties may submit a stipulated judgment or marital settlement agreement and judgment to the court. However, if the parties do not agree on all the issues of the divorce, then the case is contested and the court will conduct a trial.