Contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office if you are considering filing for divorce in Elk Grove, CA. Divorce law is complex. Attempting to navigate the complex maze of divorce laws can prove costly. With 25 years of experience, our Elk Grove family and divorce lawyers can assist you file for divorce. Similarly, if your spouse has filed for divorce, our attorneys can assist you fight the divorce lawsuit.
- What is the difference between divorce, legal separation and annulment?
- Am I qualified for spousal support?
- How do the courts determine child custody?
- How do I get child support?
Want to get out of your marriage? Let the divorce experts from the Thomas Hogan Law Office assist you. Call our Elk Grove location at (916) 382-7625 and avail of a FREE 15-minute consultation.
California Residency Requirements
Before filing a divorce petition, our Elk Grove family/divorce lawyers will review your circumstances to determine if you meet the residency requirements. You must meet the residency requirements to file a divorce petition in Elk Grove. If you or your spouse is in the military, it can affect the location of filing of your divorce petition. Contact the Thomas Hogan Law Office for advice on the right place of filing of your divorce petition.
Serving Your Spouse
Your spouse must be served according to the procedure listed in the California Code of Civil Procedure. Unless you show the court that you have served your spouse as required by the Code, the court will not exercise jurisdiction over your spouse. Under California law, the person serving the divorce papers cannot be associated with the case in any way. So you cannot be the person serving the papers to your spouse. Instead, you must get another person who is over 18 years of age to serve your spouse. Our Elk Grove family/divorce lawyers can assist you serve your divorce petition on your spouse.
Filing of the Petition
Your Elk Grove divorce petition must be filed on Form FL 100. Although this form can is easily available online, never attempt to file a divorce petition without the assistance of an experienced family/divorce lawyer. You may save on the lawyer’s fee but in the long run it may prove costly. You may also have to file other forms depending on your circumstances. Once you have filed your divorce petition, it must be served on your spouse.
You can apply for a default divorce if your spouse has not responded to your divorce petition within 30 days from the date on which he or she was served. If the court passes an order for default divorce, you must wait for six months to get your divorce decree. The State of California has a six month waiting period for divorces. To know if you can apply for a default divorce, contact our Elk Grove family/divorce lawyers.
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You can avail a free fifteen-minute consultation with our Elk Grove, California Divorce Attorneys. Give us a call at (916) 382-7625 and we will schedule a consultation at your convenient time.
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I was in a difficult situation and needed a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent me in court against a government agency. I am glad I made an appointment to meet Tom Hogan in his office. The entire office staff is very courteous and professional. Tom Hogan is very likeable, he has a good sense of humor, and my anxiety went away after talking to him for a few minutes. He listened intently on what I had to say and gathered information by asking me several questions pertaining to my case. He has great attention to details. I was able to understand better my predicament after he explained the situation I am in so I decided on day 1 that he is the lawyer I am looking for. He showed up on all my court dates and stood for me against seemingly insurmountable odds. For those who are summoned to appear in court by the government, I guess you can relate… you are in between a hard place and a rock. His arguments turned around the case in my favor. The last court appearance went like a blur and I was still in disbelief as we are walking out of the court house. I asked him, what is going on? He responded ” We won. They are not going to bother you anymore.”Joe Stockton
Mr. Hogan took a personal interest in helping me with my legal issue. It was refreshing to find a lawyer that did not treat you like a number. He asked all the necessary questions so that he could properly represent me. He obviously has a lot of experience and it showed in how he handled my case. I would definitely recommend Mr. Hogan to any of my friends for legal assistance.Al M. Modesto
When I decided to get married he established my pre-nup. Since I had no idea how or what to put into it he was able to advise me on thing I would have never thought about. then 8 years later I needed a legal separation. Since the pre-nup was very detailed it made the legal separation quick and easy. Tom is very knowledgeable and is very understanding. I appreciate that he is tough when he needs to be but at the same time sensitive to the situation. He won’t just tell you what you want to hear but is honest and tell you how the law looks at things. I recommend Tom to anyone that needs a lawyer!Jeri E. Modesto
Mr. Hogan and his staff were a pleasure to work with. I consulted with them regarding a potential IRS tax issue. They answered all my questions gave me invaluable advise. I am sleeping much better at night since my stress has been diminished. Thank you Mr. Hogan.Evelyn M. Modesto
If you need an attorney with a keen understanding of financial matters, look no further than Tom Hogan. Mr. Hogan deserves the gold star for his accomplishments as an attorney and CPA. I never expected to ever find an attorney as competent, caring and driven as Mr. Hogan. As soon as Tom took on my case, he was determined to help me. He immediately plowed through the reams of documents pertaining to my case, financial and legal, and honed in on the critical pieces.Roberta C. Modesto
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