The City of Long Beach is the 36th largest city in the United States covering a total land area of approximately 50.4 square miles, situated in Los Angeles, Southern California. This city is located just 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles and has an estimated population of 469,428.
Long Beach has approximately 163,531 households, 35.5% of which had children under 18 years old and around 2% consisted of same-sex married couples and partnerships. 9.4% of the households had unmarried partners and the average household size was 2.8 people.
Getting Divorced in Long Beach
Around 37.8% of the number of households in Long Beach consisted of married couples living together – couples who can face challenges in their relationship, sometimes leading to separation or divorce.
California is a no-fault divorce state, allowing married couples to dissolve their marriage without requiring any of them to assign fault to one spouse. While a no-fault divorce can significantly reduce the pressure that ordinarily comes from a separation, other issues such as child custody, property distribution, and spousal support can lock former spouses in heated court battles.
If you are contemplating separation or divorce, a family law attorney can assess your situation and provide important legal advice and direction on issues that may arise from your case.
Court Process for Divorce in Long Beach, California
The divorce process starts with one of the spouses filing a petition for the dissolution of their marriage in court. The respondent may file its response raising issues that the divorcing spouses may resolve on their own or submit to a judge for the court’s decision.
Depending on the specific situation of the divorcing couple, legal remedies such as the application for court orders are available for addressing issues, such as:
- Parenting time
- Child and/or spousal support
Specific forms and time periods for submitting them are essential for obtaining your desired outcome in a family law case. Your divorce attorney can help in the preparation and submission of the required forms and ultimately represent you in court.
Representing Long Beach Residents
In Long Beach, California, the Law Offices of Kyle R. Puro has years of experience in divorce, helping separating residents sort their legal issues, enter into mutually acceptable agreements, and eventually moving on with their lives.
We also handle other types of family law cases such as adoptions, paternity, foster care, common law marriages, child support, child custody, and child abductions.
Your call is welcome today at (310) 462-6726, to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.
location of oUR Family Law Attorneys in Long Beach, CA
We are located at:
1000 Corporate Center Dr Ste 430
Monterey Park, CA 91754