California Military Divorce Attorney

Divorce can be one of the most complex and emotionally draining legal matters people go through. Husbands and wives want to know what rights they have and how the property will be divided. If there are kids involved, parents want to know how much child support they can expect to pay or receive. Many parents also wonder whether they will receive enough time with their children.

Whatever questions or concerns you have about the process, we can help. At the Law Office of Robert F. Carbone, we have over 20 years of experience helping clients in Bakersfield and throughout California work through the divorce process.

Understanding Property Division

One of the most frequent questions couples have is related to property division. During property division, all marital property must be split equitably between the two spouses. For the most part, items purchased during the marriage, are considered community property. If the property is not divided equally, the judge can order an equalization payment to the person who received less.

Custody and Visitation

In California, joint legal custody and joint physical custody is the most common arrangement. Although it is possible to receive sole custody, there must be extenuating circumstances, such as abuse, neglect or other reasons to believe one adult is not fit to be a parent. If you are served divorce papers, it is important to answer them promptly, as failure to do so could result in orders being made against you without your participation.

Military Divorce

Divorce is challenging enough in the simplest of situations, but if one spouse is in the military, there are additional matters that must be considered. If you or your spouse is overseas or will be leaving soon, there is a law to protect your interests in divorce proceedings. For clients who are overseas, we can communicate via e-mail to help move the process along. We also help ensure military benefits are divided appropriately between the couple.

Protect your rights throughout the process by contacting our Bakersfield divorce lawyer. You can schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or by calling 661-631-1216.