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Coronado Divorce Lawyer

Coronado is a city featuring numerous resorts, located across the bay from downtown San Diego. It has a population of 24,852, amounting to 3,134 people per square mile. Coronado’s population density is 1,248% higher than the California average and 3,359% higher than the U.S. average. The median age is 37.7, and 58% of the Coronado population is currently married.

Divorce in California

For years, the California divorce rates have earned it the title of the divorce capital of the world. Though the divorce rate is rising all around the world, California still has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. Coronado is no exception to the decline in successful marriages. If you are going through a divorce in Coronado, contact Boyd Law for help.

Requirements for Filing for Divorce in California

To be eligible to file for divorce in California, you must meet certain requirements. One of the requirements regards residency. You or your spouse must have lived in California for at least six months before you file, and at least three months in the city where you are filing.

There are also certain grounds that you must have to file for divorce. The purpose of your divorce must be to return you and your spouse to unmarried states. The court requires that your reason for getting a divorce is either based on irrevocable differences that have severely damaged your marriage or incurable insanity. Incurable insanity is when one of the spouses was insane at the time of the filing and is still insane throughout the proceedings. To prove incurable insanity, most attorneys will have a medical or psychiatric expert provide testimony as proof.

If you meet certain requirements including having no children, a marriage that lasted less than five years, and various other things, you and your spouse may be eligible to file for a streamlined divorce called a summary dissolution.

Property Distribution

California is a community property state, which is a state that divides all joint property or property acquired during the marriage equally between each spouse. Separate property, defined as property acquired prior to the marriage or by gift or inheritance, remains with the spouse who owns it.

California Spousal Support

When the court is determining spousal support, it takes numerous factors into account. Some of the factors include the length of the marriage, the financial needs and earnings of both spouses and how the spouses treated each other. Spousal support will end when the court order is over, one of the spouses dies, or one of the spouses remarries.

Child Custody and Support

The court can award either parent full custody of the child. It can also award joint physical custody and joint legal custody. The court determines who gets custody by looking at the child’s relationship with each parent, each parent’s financial situation, the environment that each parent would provide, and various other factors. The court may also look at if either parent has made any effort to impede the other’s time with the child.

Like many other states, California uses an equation to determine child support. The equation considers each parent’s income, how many children the parents have, how much time each parent spends with the child, and debts and dues.

Coronado Divorce

Even though divorce is becoming increasingly common, it is still extremely difficult. There are often complications that make separating a complex and upsetting process. You need legal help if you are heading into a divorce case. The attorneys representing people going through divorces in San Diego at Boyd Law have knowledge and experience with Coronado divorces and are versed in California divorce laws. Contact Boyd Law if you are getting a divorce in Coronado and need reliable representation.