How Much Does the California Court Charge for Process Serving Documents

With almost every court proceeding in California, documents need to be served on the other party(ies) after they are filed with the court clerk. The California Courts website describes in depth more about the process serve and the requirements to complete it here. The most common type of process serve complete is known as a “Personal Serve”, in which someone physically hands the filed court documents to the other party. That person who gives the documents to the other party completes, signs and files the Proof of Service as verification with the court clerk.

So how much does the court charge […]

Do I have to Go to My Court Hearing in Riverside County

Many people in California assume that when they set up a court hearing, they are required to attend. In many cases this is true, but there are hearings that do not require an appearance. If there are any questions, you will want to confirm with the court clerk when you are filing your documents. They can let you know specifically for your hearing, the requirements for attendance. Below we will identify some of the possible variables that might not require you to be physically present in court.

First, it is important to note that with the court “a required appearance” doesn’t […]

Cost To File for Spousal Support in Riverside County

Understanding the costs associated with initiating a spousal support petition in California can help someone with the proper planning and preparation to be able to file and work towards having a spousal support order made. While the costs for someone in Riverside County filing for spousal support can vary dramatically based on many factors, here we will lay out a few constants and variables so you have a basic idea of what it might take financially to get a spousal support order in the Riverside County family law court system.

Where to file a Spousal Support Case in Riverside County

First to […]

Where to File Family Law Cases in Riverside County

With divorce rates at an all-time high, it is more and more common that residents in Riverside County will be forced to utilize the services of the California Family Law Courts. This could be for simple divorces with no issues or complex family law cases with custody, visitation, child and spousal support and asset and debt division. No matter how simple or complex the case, if your residence is in Riverside County the Riverside County Family Law Courts will be where your case is filed and processed. Each county in California essentially handles family law cases in the same way, […]

Pensions, Retirement Plans and Divorce

Without a doubt, going through a divorce can take a strenuous emotional toll on your personal life. It is important to also consider, that divorce can also have a long lasting financial impact on your life. Detaching your personal assets from those of your husband or wife can be problematic when your pension plan or retirement account is included in this division. Generally, a pension or retirement funds accumulated during a marriage earned by one partner is considered a community asset in California, meaning, it belongs to both parties. Get legal advice for further understanding if needed. This is important […]