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Introduction to Ryan Family Law, Concord

Concord Divorce Attorneys
Introduction to Ryan Family Law, Concord

Concord Divorce Attorneys

If you’re facing the challenges of divorce in Concord, CA, look to Concord divorce and family law attorney Paul J. Ryan, Esq., the founder of Ryan Family Law. Our office in Concord is centrally located for your convenience.

Paul and his skilled legal team are committed to guiding you through your family law matters with careful attention to your needs.

Take the first step by scheduling a free consultation today to discuss your case with attorney Paul Ryan. We strive to schedule an initial phone conversation on the same day!

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Navigating a divorce is often complex and emotionally charged. Having a seasoned legal expert by your side can significantly alleviate your stress and protect your interests throughout the process.

Paul J. Ryan has relocated the main office of Ryan Family Law to Concord, CA – a peaceful part of Contra Costa County.

Distressed woman experiencing pain, sadness, and stress due to relationship issues. Seek the guidance of an experienced attorney. Paul J. Ryan is a seasoned family law attorney who will provide you with a thorough understanding of the divorce process and the legal options available during your free consultation. Schedule a no-cost consultation with Paul today by calling (925) 222-6600. We offer confidential consultations as soon as today or tomorrow. Ask all your questions and explore various options during this meeting. Our approach is compassionate and pressure-free, ensuring you get the support you need.

We are dedicated to helping you make crucial decisions that will impact your future and that of your family. We stand by you and work tirelessly to achieve the outcomes that matter most to you.

Overview of Divorce in California – Residency Requirements In California, divorce is the legal process of ending a marriage. To file for divorce in California, one spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months and in the county where the divorce is filed for at least three months. The grounds for divorce in California are either no-fault, which includes irreconcilable differences, or fault, which includes cruelty, adultery, and abandonment.

The divorce process typically involves filing a petition, serving the other spouse with the papers, and going through a settlement process to resolve issues like property division, spousal support, and child custody. If an agreement cannot be reached, the case may go to trial.

California is a community property state, meaning that property acquired during the marriage is considered owned equally by both spouses. During a divorce, the court will divide the community property equitably, though not necessarily equally.

Spousal support may be awarded to one spouse to help them maintain a similar standard of living as during the marriage. The amount and duration of spousal support are determined based on factors like the length of the marriage, each spouse’s earning capacity, and their needs.

Child custody, also known as guardianship, involves decisions about who will make decisions for the children and provide their care. In California, the court prioritizes the child’s best interests and may award joint or sole custody.

It’s advisable to consult a licensed attorney for guidance throughout the divorce process in California. If you have questions about divorce, spousal support, or child support, call Paul J. Ryan at (925) 222-6600 for a no-cost phone consultation—often available the same day—or meet us at our Concord office for a detailed discussion.

Is There a Waiting Period for Divorce in California? For heterosexual couples, a six-month residency requirement applies. However, LGBT spouses may divorce without these requirements if they married in California or if their home state denies them a divorce.

If you don’t meet the residency requirements, consider legal separation, which allows you to move towards divorce before meeting the full residency criteria.

California is a “No-Fault” Divorce State California’s no-fault divorce laws mean that a spouse seeking divorce does not need to prove wrongdoing by the other spouse. The court grants a divorce based on the marriage being irretrievably broken down, which simplifies the process by eliminating the need to prove fault.

Community Property in California In California, property acquired during the marriage is considered community property and is usually divided equally between the spouses upon divorce. This includes income, debts, and property bought with that income. This law ensures a fair distribution, regardless of individual circumstances such as infidelity.

Can a Cheating Spouse Be Held Accountable for Wasting Assets? Yes, if a spouse has wasted community assets, like spending on a lover, the court may consider this when dividing property. Proving waste of community assets can be complex, but it is possible.

Dividing assets during a divorce can be contentious and complex. To assist, Paul J. Ryan, an experienced Concord family law attorney, uses his extensive experience to help couples reach fair agreements on property division and other divorce matters.

Contact Ryan Family Law to schedule your free consultation in our Concord office today. Let us support you during this challenging time. Call (925) 222-6600 to get started.

I’ve been working with Paul Ryan on a difficult case for over a year and he has been a God-send. He is smart, personable, very down to earth and a fighter. I had two terrible experiences previously with different SD firms, and hiring Paul has been a welcome breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend Paul, especially for active duty military and veterans.

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