A divorce is initiated by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage with the court.  Once the other spouse has been served with the petition, he or she has 30 days to respond to the petition.  If you fail to respond within 30 days, a default may be taken against you and everything requested by your spouse in the petition will be granted in the judgment.

In California, it takes at least 6 months to get a divorce.  If parties cannot reach an agreement over issues such as the property division, spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support, their case will proceed to trial.

Bitter contested divorces are stressful and only add to your legal expenses.  The Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen is committed to helping you find common ground with your spouse and resolve your divorce as quickly as possible.  To the extent that your spouse does not share this goal and wishes to engage in a protracted legal battle, Mr. Jensen is prepared to aggressively represent your interests.

If you are considering a divorce or your spouse has served you with divorce papers, please contact the Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen for a consultation.

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The Law Office of Matthew J. Jensen serves clients throughout the Bay Area, including the cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos, San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Milpitas, Fremont, Hayward, Palo Alto, Atherton, Woodside, and Redwood City as well as Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County.