It Is Normal To Have Questions. We Have Answers.
At The Law Offices of C. Lee Hewitt, we understand that one of the most difficult parts of family law is the uncertainty about what to expect and what the law means for your future. We want to equip you with knowledge that can eliminate some of that uncertainty.
As you read through these questions, please remember that every situation is different, and there may be extenuating circumstances that change how the law affects your case. For personal advice, schedule a free consultation at our Fremont office: 510-936-6714.
What do I bring to a meeting with my family law attorney?
For your first meeting, the most important thing you can bring is yourself. Personal information, such as your spouse’s phone number and address or your children’s birthdates can be helpful, but we often do not need that information immediately.
If there is any history of abuse, however, please bring any and all documentation you have available so that we can take immediate steps to protect you.
Do I need a family law attorney?
Many people try to navigate family law alone, but this often leads to issues later on and can mean that you sacrifice your rights without ever knowing it. By working with a law firm like ours, you ensure that you have critical protection during vulnerable moments and you can save thousands by avoiding expensive mistakes.
How long does a divorce take in California?
This will depend on your situation. Divorce can take as little as a few weeks or many months, depending on how long you have been married, your finances, your child-related needs and other factors.
Do I need to choose grounds for divorce in California?
No. In California, you do not need grounds for divorce.