Dissolution, Nullity, Legal Separation, Paternity And Domestic Violence

Dissolution Of Marriage

When you're getting married, divorce is never the plan. After all the time you have spent building a life together, it can be difficult to decide to go your separate ways.

With so many pieces woven together, the process of divorce may become emotional and complicated. There is more to a divorce than just the dissolution of marriage. There are all the pieces of a life spend together that now must be assigned a value and divided between you and spouse.

The Law Offices of Dianne M. Fetzer can help you negotiate the terms of your divorce. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you know what to expect from the process and fight for a fair agreement.

The Impact Of Domestic Violence On Child Custody And Spousal Support

Understanding and dealing with domestic violence can be terrifying and confusing. You may have concerns about your divorce settlement and what could happen even after everything has concluded.

A history of domestic violence can have a significant impact on child custody. While the court may find a way for both parents to still have contact with the children, the judge may require limitations on visitation. This could include having a third party supervise visits.

Domestic violence can impact both child and spousal support. For example, victims of domestic violence may not have to pay spousal support to aggressors.

Talking with an attorney about your situation can help you understand what comes next and how to move forward.

What About Nullification?

Another way to dissolve a marriage is through nullification. Nullification essentially resets everything back to the way it was before you were married. This means there could be no spousal support.

The court will allow a nullification for limited reasons — for example, fraud, force, physical incapacity, unsound mind, petitioner's age at the time of registration of domestic partnership or marriage, incest, and bigamy.

Available To Answer Divorce Questions

The process of getting a divorce in California can be complex. The Law Offices of Dianne M. Fetzer can help you understand what to expect from the process and what alternative options may be available to you.

To set up an initial consultation at a reduced fee, call our Sacramento office at 916-565-1200 or contact us online to make an appointment.