Orange County Divorce Lawyer Deals With Full Range of Marital Disputes
Dedicated Southern California attorney pursues common-sense dissolutions
At The Law Offices of James P. Cronn in Santa Ana, divorce is a core area of our practice. Founding attorney James P. Cronn has provided divorce representation to clients throughout Southern California since 1997 and our firm has become a trusted resource for civilian and military clients across the region. Our philosophy is simply to do what is in the best interest of each client, recognizing that no two clients have the same needs. Whether you are pursuing a divorce or have been served divorce papers by your spouse, you can rely on our legal team to provide you with personal attention and quality advocacy during this challenging time.
Experienced lawyer explains basics of California divorce
In California, all divorces are “no-fault,” which means a spouse can file for dissolution of a marriage without proving that the other spouse did something wrong. Under state law, a divorce may be granted as soon as six months from the date of filing. However, your divorce is final only after you have completed a divorce trial, have gone through a mediation process or have settled out of court.
Divorce can be uncontested, where the couple is in general agreement on such issues as property division and child custody and support, or contested, which means there are disputes between the spouses that must be decided by a judge.
As our client, you can trust that you will receive powerful advocacy and compassionate advice. We’ll counsel you from beginning to end, whether your divorce is finished in six months or requires substantial efforts for dispute resolution.
Seasoned lawyer helps you work through all marital dissolution issues
The Law Offices of James P. Cronn provides holistic divorce representation, helping you seek favorable terms on such matters as:
- Property division — One of the most important parts of a divorce is the determination of who gets what assets. California is a community property state, which means most assets and debts acquired during the marriage are divided equally. Excluded from community property are assets owned prior to marriage and certain other exceptions, such as an inheritance or gift received individually by either spouse.
- Spousal support — Depending on several circumstances, one spouse may be required to pay spousal support (alimony) to the other. Support may be awarded temporarily while the divorce case proceeds (known as pendente lite) or permanently. Support can be modified or stopped altogether if the parties’ financial circumstances change over time.
- Child custody and support — We’ll work for fair child custody and child support arrangements, protecting your parental rights to physical custody (the time spent with each parent) and legal custody (control over important child-rearing decisions) and advocating for an award of support that is workable and that covers your child’s needs.
An attorney plays a critical role in the resolution of these matters, making sure the court understands your financial situation so the judge can make fair determinations. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you can rely on our experience to guide you through the process, keep you fully informed and help you make wise decisions along the way.
A military lawyer with extensive experience in divorces
Military life puts unique stresses on any marriage. Attorney James P. Cronn is a former Marine and current Judge Advocate General (JAG) and in addition has extensive experience representing clients in military divorce proceedings. We have deep knowledge of the federal laws that apply in military divorce cases, including the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) and the 10/10 rule governing a spouse’s right to a share of military retirement pay. We frequently represent clients deployed overseas or stationed at military bases in Southern California, such as Camp Pendleton, March Air Reserve Base, Los Angeles Air Force Base and several other installations.
Whether you are a military servicemember or a spouse of one, you can rely on our firm to provide you with dedicated and informed representation.
Arrange a free consultation with a Southern California divorce attorney
The Law Offices of James P. Cronn is Santa Ana’s trusted law firm for everything related to divorce in California. We offer convenient weekend and evening appointments to accommodate your schedule. To schedule an initial consultation with our attorney free of charge, call 714-973-8633 or contact us online anytime.