California Divorce Information

Law Offices in Temecula, Riverside & Anaheim

Divorce cases are difficult. If you are going through a divorce, then it is understandable that you may be feeling overwhelmed. You may have questions about how to proceed and how to protect your family. Our team can help answer those questions and provide you with the compassionate and efficient advocacy necessary to move forward.

At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, we understand the sensitive nature of divorce cases. In addition to providing elite legal representation, we also work hard to ensure that cases are resolved quickly and efficiently, without unnecessary delays.

We get results. Contact us today to consult an attorney you can trust!

Divorce can involve any of the following issues:

Why Choose the Law Offices of H. William Edgar?

Our priority is to pursue the results your family deserves. We emphasize honesty, integrity, and straightforward counsel. We answer your questions and tell you the truth. Rather than stringing cases along ineffectively, we are efficient in moving cases toward conclusion. Our results-driven counsel ensures that your family is in good hands during what may be a difficult time. Peace of mind is critical-so is the knowledge that the right divorce lawyer in Southern California is representing your rights and interests.

Where Do I File for Divorce?

California has residency requirements for divorce filings. You must file for divorce at the courthouse in the county in which you have resided for the last three months. You also must have lived in the state of California for at least 6 months.

If you do not meet the residence requirements, then you can file for legal separation and then amend the petition once you have reached the residency requirements. The 6 month time period will not start over if you amend the petition to a divorce.

Does It Matter Who Files For Divorce First?

No. It does not usually matter who files for divorce first in California. The only real advantage would be for the Petitioner if they presented their case first and the case were to proceed to trial.

The person who files for divorce is the Petitioner because they file the petition for dissolution of marriage. The responding party is the Respondent.

Straightforward, Results-Driven Advocacy Since 2004

When you contact our team, rest assured that we are prepared to provide the compassionate, strategic advocacy necessary to move your case forward quickly. Our divorce attorneys are very experienced in California family law. We work together to achieve the results our clients expect. Our combined experience allows us to offer nuanced and effective advocacy even in challenging, complicated divorce cases.

Call for a Free Divorce Consultation!

The Law Offices of H. William Edgar has been serving clients throughout Southern California since 2004. We have offices in Temecula, Riverside, and Anaheim for our clients' convenience. With extensive experience and countless positive reviews from clients we have helped, our goal is to continue serving our communities by providing results-driven advocacy that balances compassion and honesty.

Get more information about our services and how we can help your family during a divorce. Call us at (888) 251-9618 or fill out our online form to arrange your free case consultation!

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Why Trust Our Firm With Your Case?

  • Tailored Approach

    We know every case is unique and always provide personalized counsel.

  • Low-Risk & Low-Stress

    We don't drag our cases out, which saves you time, stress, and money.

  • Honesty & Integrity

    We deliver the straightforward, honest counsel you really need.

  • Results-Driven Counsel

    Our priority is to help you get the results your family deserves.