File for Divorce in California Without Children

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The bestselling File for Divorce in California has been made even easier to use with this streamlined version for couples with no child-related issues to be concerned with. Still written in straightforward language with everything you need to successfully handle your own divorce in the state of California, File for Divorce in California without Children is the better alternative for those without children seeking divorce.

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Overview

The bestselling File for Divorce in California has been made even easier to use with this streamlined version for couples with no child-related issues to be concerned with. Still written in straightforward language with everything you need to successfully handle your own divorce in the state of California, File for Divorce in California without Children is the better alternative for those without children seeking divorce.

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John J. Talamo is an attorney in Orange County, California. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. Mr. Talamo currently resides in southern California.

Edward A. Haman received his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law. Since obtaining his law degree, he has been in private practice, worked for the State of Florida in areas such as the protection of children and the elderly from abuse and neglect and served as a domestic relations hearing officer.

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Table of Contents

Using Self-Help Law Books -

Introduction -

Chapter 1: Marriage Ins and Outs -
- Marriage
- Divorce
- Nullity (Annulment)
- Legal Separation
- Do You Really Want a Divorce?

Chapter 2: The Legal System -
- Theory vs. Reality
- The Players
- Divorce Law
- Divorce Procedure
- Legal Research

Chapter 3: Lawyers -
- The Need for a Lawyer
- Deciding to Use a Lawyer
- Selecting a Lawyer
- Working with a Lawyer

Chapter 4: Evaluating Your Situation -
- Your Spouse
- Financial Information
- Property
- Schedule of Assets and Debts
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Potential Problems
- Child Support
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
- Potential Problems
- Which Divorce Procedure to Use

Chapter 5: General Procedures -
- An Introduction to Legal Forms
- Filing with the Court Clerk
- Notifying Your Spouse
- Courtroom Manners
- Negotiating

Chapter 6: Summary Dissolution Procedure -
- Requirements
- Joint Petition for Summary Dissolution of Marriage
- Request for Judgment, Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage, and Notice of Entry of Judgment
- Notice of Revocation of Petition for Summary Dissolution

Chapter 7: Uncontested Divorce Procedure -
- Summons (Family Law)
- Petition
- Declaration under Uniform Child Custody
- Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
- Starting Your Divorce Proceeding
- Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure
- Schedule of Assets and Debts
- Income and Expense Declaration
- Serving Your Spouse
- When Your Spouse Will Not Cooperate
- Final Declaration of Disclosure
- Stipulation for Child Support
- Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA)
- Responding to the Divorce Filing
- Declaration for Default or Uncontested Dissolution
- Appearance, Stipulations, and Waivers
- Military Service Considerations
- Judgment
- Earnings Assignment Order for Spousal Support
- Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support
- Notice of Entry of Judgment

Chapter 8: Domestic Partnerships -
- Declaration of Domestic Partnership
- Exceptions from Marriage
- Termination of a Domestic Partnership

Chapter 9: Contested Divorce Procedure -
- Collecting Information
- Property and Debts
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support (Alimony)

Chapter 10: The Court Hearing -
-Preparation
- The Hearing
-Public Assistance

Chapter 11: When You Cannot Find Your Spouse or Partner -
- The Diligent Search
- Preparing and Filing Court Papers
- Publishing

Chapter 12: Special Circumstances -
- When You Cannot Afford Court Costs
- Protecting Yourself, Your Children, and Your Property
- Temporary Support and Custody
- Taxes
- If Your Spouse Also Files for Divorce
- The Future

Glossary -

Appendix A: California Statutes -

Appendix B: Forms -

Index -

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