restoration of single status

Bifurcation and divorce-part 2

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 23, 2015

An earlier post recognized the role of a request for bifurcation in a California divorce proceeding; here we will discuss the legal requirements that must precede a request to the court for bifurcation. In California: Six months or more must have passed since the non-petitioning spouse, or respondent, was served with the Petition For Dissolution. […]

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Bifurcation and divorce-part 1

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 21, 2015

In family law and divorce law, the term “bifurcation” refers to a legal process by which the issues in a divorce are divided into two parts. One part focuses entirely on a single point of law: a request for a separate to restore the parties’ legal martial status from married to single. The other “half” […]

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