A Divorce is the termination of a marriage by legal action, requiring a petition or complaint for dissolution by one party.  Under the new law, the grounds for getting a divorce have changed.  Parties seeking a divorce no longer can cite grounds such as adultery, mental anguish, impotence, habitual drunkenness and other "fault" reasons for ending a marriage. The only ground for dissolving a marriage is irreconcilable differences.

There also are changes to the waiting period for a divorce.  Under the previous law, parties who cite irreconcilable differences had to prove they lived separate and apart from their spouse for two years.  For example, all other grounds, such as extreme and repeated mental cruelty, required no waiting period.  Now, married couples only need to live separate and apart for six months.

The attorneys at Cartwright Law possess a keen knowledge of all the latest trends in the law and have successfully tried and obtained favorable judgments and settlements for our clients.

In a Collaborative Divorce, the parties and their attorneys cooperate and are actively involved to resolve marital conflict in a straight forward and effective manner that does not involve the Court in an adversarial way. The primary focus will be in fashioning a resolution that will serve the children’s best interest, while respecting the parties’ individual concerns. Other advantages include: lower cost, client involvement, reduced stress, and creativity.

Experience powerful results with a team of professionals on your side that are committed to winning your case. Cartwright Law will stand for you and your family. Schedule a free 30-minute consultation today.


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