Dedicated Divorce Lawyer Santa Ana Residents Can Trust
If you are ready for divorce, it is important to have a trusted divorce lawyer at your side to protect your legal and financial interests. The Law Offices of James P. Cronn has offered proven divorce representation since 1997. Your divorce may feel like an emotional ruin, but it need not be a financial one, too. We tend to the legal side of your divorce so you can focus on moving forward with the things that matter most in your life.
Contested or Uncontested Divorce in California
To file for divorce, at least one spouse must be a resident of the state for the preceding six months and a resident of the county filed in for three. Once filed, a number of issues must be resolved. These include property division, alimony, child custody, and child support. A divorce is uncontested when you and your spouse settle these issues amicably. However, if a dispute exists which prevents an agreement, your divorce is contested and must be resolved in court. However you're represented, your attorney plays a critical role in the outcome. Our office works closely with you to ensure that your case is resolved fairly and satisfactorily.
Experienced Property Division Attorney
Broadly speaking, any asset acquired and any income earned during marriage are presumed to be community property under California law. Separate property includes all property acquired before marriage, and property acquired during marriage by gift, devise, and bequest. Spouses typically take a one-half net share of community property and 100 percent share of their separate property upon divorce. Divorce attorneys are important in property division disputes because it is often unclear whether and how much certain property is separate or community. We rely on 15 years of experience to make certain the property division in your divorce is commensurate with your community and separate property interests.
Divorce Order Modification & Enforcement
Even after a divorce order has been entered, it may be necessary for its terms to be modified or enforced. Perhaps an asset has been omitted, or support and custody arrangements are unworkable. Maybe your divorce order is not being followed to the letter. Whatever the circumstances of your case, our office can help make sure the terms of your marriage dissolution are appropriate and properly followed.
Trusted Legal Help for Military Divorce
Divorce raises a number of issues for service members and their spouses which do not apply to civilians. These include marital benefits under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act, delayed proceedings under the Service members Civil Relief Act, and special child custody arrangements in light of overseas deployment. Our office is uniquely qualified to handle your military divorce. Founding attorney James P. Cronn is a JAG reserve officer with extensive trial experience in military and civilian courts.
Meet with a Knowledgeable Staff Today
If you are going through a divorce, make certain your rights are fully represented. Contact the Law Offices of James P. Cronn for a free initial consultation.