My wife and I are getting divorce. It is a friendly divorce (we speak on a regular basis) and were only married for 2.5 years - then seperated the last 8 months, living apart. I am in a complex business/patent case I won't get into, but am on the good side, but the way things are going with the Judge (who should not be on a bench any longer) and high wealth invidivuals on the other side - who knows what is to come. I have a hearing coming this week and want to ensure that the divorce proceeds or whatever is the easiest to file in a short, short time that seperates our debts. i.e. so whatever happens in my case, I am the sole party and they can't go after my wife (and we have a 2 yr old daughter and don't want her life affected by any related stress).
So in the state of CA - what will protect her from any judgements, prove-ups, etc, etc, that we can file, have a notary date and file with the court for a stamp monday. -- Legal Seperation? Uncontested Divorce
? we have no issues as to any assets, etc and are in sync on our daughter. Basically, we are good friends who just realize we are just better not married. As simple and easy as it gets - and married in Nov 2009 and seperated (not legally) but I left the residence in March 2012.
So I need to know for the time beginning (things can be more detailed later if need be) but what forms in CA we need to have an notary for and file in Santa Monica that will potect her from any outcomes in the lawsuit brought against me (that will likely end up in every law school as a travesty of justice, everything from due process was ignored, you name. Basically I invented technology, my lawyer at GTLAW said lets start a company, violated multiple rules of professional conduct and then sued me and my 2 other inventors for nothing really, only in hopes of dissolution of the company to get the patents or some of them.
So in summary:
1. what is the simpliest document(s) type of seperation or divorce papers can can file that will immediately not make my wife responsible for any debts - i.e. judgements in a court case, leaving them all on my shoulders.
2. What forms in CA/Los Angeles County are required and aside from a notary and getting it filed with a clerk in Santa Monica as receieved and on file to ensure #1.
3. As noted, in an upside down case to levels that makes all lawyers sick - corrupt judge to GTLAW using all their horsepower to cover up what they did and still trying to steal my patents.. so no idea what kind of results to expect but am in appeals court, have a hearing this week for prove-ups, etc... and want to ensure that I solely take these debts and my wife doesn't who is careing for our daughter at the moment (2.5 years old).
4. Right now, that is all that matters. We both trust each other, we never even shared bank accounts or assets. Her's are in a trust. Custody issues are not an issue, there are no marital issues, less we just know we aren't right for each other, great friends, but not great husband and wife. No one is upset or angry. But I want her protected, I'll deal with the courts, but don't want her even getting a phone call.