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What is No-Fault Divorce?

On Behalf of | Nov 27, 2021 | Divorce

The way in which couples divorce has evolved with time, and in the modern world, it can be a relatively simple process compared to the divorce cases of the past. Decades ago, a cause for the divorce was often required, and one party was considered to be at fault for the divorce – whether due to abuse, abandonment, infidelity, or other listed reasons. When there was no fault present, a divorce could not be granted, and spouses were forced to remain legally married.

The “no-fault” divorce option has changed this, and California was the first state to allow no-fault divorces in the U.S. No-fault divorce makes the process easier, as no one has to prove misconduct of the other spouse. However, no-fault divorces can still be complicated, and you should seek help from the Manhattan Beach divorce lawyers from Furubotten Law with your case.

How No-Fault Divorce Works

The state of California allows for one member of a marriage or registered domestic partnership to unilaterally file for divorce based upon simply “irreconcilable differences,” meaning they no longer want the marriage to continue. Even if one spouse refuses to participate, the other spouse can file and process the divorce, which would then lead to a default judgment. In California, you can file for divorce without proof of adultery or other misconduct. However, some forms of misconduct might be considered when resolving certain issues within the divorce case, such as child custody or spousal support.

Connect with a Manhattan Beach California Divorce Attorney

Your divorce doesn’t have to be as stressful as you might imagine. With the right Manhattan Beach California divorce attorney by your side, you do not have to worry about negotiations and meeting deadlines and requirements. Your lawyer will handle all of this for you.

Reach out to Furubotten Law today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Manhattan Beach divorce lawyers.