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California Divorce Do’s & Don’ts

Divorce seems like a simple concept, but it’s an extremely complicated legal matter. Relationships change in an instant, and sometimes, it feels like you’re on your own: however, Law Office of Michael Young is here to help! If you are going to serve or have been served a California divorce, here are some general do’s and don’ts.

Do Respond to Divorce Papers

If you’ve been served a divorce, you should respond to the divorce papers as soon as possible. You only have 30 days to file a Response before you divorce by default. If you default on the divorce, you will have no say in the legal proceedings. Therefore, your spouse can file all the necessary paperwork to complete the process, but your side of the story goes unheard.

Don’t Talk About the Divorce on Social Media

Once you enter the divorce process, you should be respectful and not post about your divorce on social media. Not only does it look bad on you, but it could also affect your divorce proceedings depending on what you say. Therefore, it’s best to take a breather from your followers and stay silent on social.

Do Take Inventory of Your Possessions

We never realize how much we have until we must count it up. Once a divorce is served, it’s good to start categorizing your items, determining what you had before your marriage and what you have now. Making lists of all your items can help you determine what property division will look like, and what you want to fight for if the time comes to argue over the property.

Don’t Represent Yourself

It’s good to hire an experienced family law attorney who can help you at every step of your divorce process. If you try to accomplish the divorce on your own, you’ll likely miss critical aspects of the process which could have a severe impact on its outcome. Therefore, if you’re confused at any step, feel free to give us a call.

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