California's Six Month Waiting Period for a Divorce

California’s Six Month Waiting Period for a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What is California’s six month waiting period for a divorce and when does the clock start?  California put this law in place to ensure that married couples had a “cooling off period,” an opportunity to give full consideration to the decision to divorce, and to allow time for a reconciliation.  Six months is the earliest that a court can approve …

What Should You Know about Starting a Divorce

What Should You Know about Starting a Divorce?

Pierre Domercq Divorce

What should you know about starting a divorce in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista or North County?  A divorce is actually commenced when one of the spouses file is a petition to dissolve the marriage in the Superior Court.  Simultaneously with the filing of the petition to dissolve the marriage the court issues a summons.  Then the summons and petition must …

Race to the Courthouse to File for a Divorce

Is it a Race to the Courthouse to File for a Divorce

Pierre Domercq Divorce

We are often asked “is it a race to the courthouse to file for a divorce in North County San Diego?”  Who files first in a divorce action is actually often of little consequence except and unless the matter actually goes to trial.  Even then the advantage for the party who filed for divorce is often slight.   As experienced divorce …