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Question about legal separation/ legal divorce in CA:

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

CA

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

My husband and I would like to keep the process outside of courts and lawyers as much as possible. If we have an agreement on all current joint belongings, do we still need to involve an attorney?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Is it sufficient to have our agreement notarized and filed with the court? and what specific financila (?
or else) documents do we need to file?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago
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Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

You can do it without a lawyer. You can have it signed and notarized and then filed with the court. The court clerk may want you to submit financials to back up the decision making you made to ensure the terms are fair and reasonable which the clerk would provide you.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What about Child Custody... we have an agreement on this as well. Is anything else required from the court?
Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

The court will review and may schedule a conference with the parties to confirm the terms before approving.

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Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Also, how important (or not) is the date of our separation as we have discussed amongst ourselves? can we backdate our agreement to this date in the past??
Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

The date of separation should be the actual date you effectively physically separated from each other. should not be backdated.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
We are still not physically separated and may be in the future due to logistics and financial reasons. But, we've be detached morally separated in the past. Which date to reflect?
Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

It would then reflect the date you file.

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Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you. What's the deciding factor for the court clerk to ask for financials or not?
Family Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 4 months ago

case by case, but if appears one sided more likely.

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