Ask a California Family Law Attorney: Long Term Divorce vs Short Term Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAt the Law Offices of James P. White, we are often asked details regarding the length of a marriage and how this affects divorce proceedings. Many clients vocalize their concerns over the “ten year rule,” so we thought we could clear the air on this issue. While there is no actual “ten year rule” in California, marriages are in fact categorized by family law courts based on the duration of the union.

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Getting Divorced From an Absent or Missing Spouse

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyThis premise might sound ridiculous at first glance, but not being able to locate a spouse while trying to get a divorce is a fairly common occurrence. Sometimes people are separated for a long time before one decides to formally terminate the marriage. Other times a spouse chooses to estrange him/herself and does not wish to be found.

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