THE DIVORCE PROCESS

This is a straight-forward overview of the divorce process.[

This Is It. I’m Ready!” text=”Your Personal Decision to Divorce”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”2″ title=”Initial Meeting With Your Lawyer” text=”Determination of the process to follow, Traditional, Mediation, or Collaborative”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”3″ title=”Petition Prepared & Filed” text=”You work with your attorney and team to file for divorce”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”4″ title=”Settlement?” text=”Start discussion for amicable settlement.”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”5″ title=”Settlement Discussions” text=”Discussion between attorneys on areas of agreements/disagreements”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”6″ title=”Discovery” text=”Prepare questionnaires, interrogatories and depositions”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”7″ title=”Hire Experts” text=”A forensic accountant, CPA or Appraiser to evaluate community property”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”8″ title=”Preliminary Financial Disclosure” text=”Each party files a financial disclosure form under penalty of perjury”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”9″ title=”Mutual Requests” text=”Formal or Informal requests for spousal support/child support; visitations, custody and other needs”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”10″ title=”Final Financial Disclosures” text=”Each party files its Final Financial Disclosures forms.”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type1-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”11″ title=”Voluntary Settlement Conference” text=”The parties decide that they would like to settle instead of going to trial and incurring more attorneys’ fees”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type3-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”12(a)” title=”The Parties Settle! ” text=”The parties settle. No one gets exactly what they want but everyone wins!”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”12(b)” title=”No Settlement- Trial Setting” text=”The parties request a trial date.”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”13″ title=”Trial Setting Conference” text=”The attorneys participate in a trial setting conference”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”14″ title=”MSC” text=”Mandatory Settlement Conference ordered by the court.”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type3-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”14(a)” title=”Another Chance to Settle.” text=”The parties settle. No one gets exactly what they expect, but everyone wins!”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”14(b)” title=”No Settlement.” text=”Attorneys report to the court that there is no settlement. The Judge sets a trial date”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”15″ title=”Continuances” text=”The Orange County Family Law Court System is overwhelmed by pending cases and/or the attorneys have court appearances conflicts on specific dates”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”16″ title=”Trial Starts” text=”Attorneys require so many days for this trial”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type3-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”17(a)” title=”Parties Settle!” text=”Parties settle before the start of trial, during the trial, or after the trial and before the court judgement.”][mkd_process_item number_gradient_style=”mkd-type2-gradient-bottom-to-top-text” number=”17(b)” title=”Case Goes to Trial” text=”The court makes a judgment based on the evidence presented by the attorneys, the witnesses and the experts.”][/mkd_process_holder][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1465215402315{padding-bottom: 29px !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]