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Filing a Summary Divorce in San Diego

Not every divorce or legal separation needs a divorce attorney. Some divorces can be filed easily. If you have a short-term marriage (something under five years), no assets, and no children, then you can file an uncontested divorce. Also known as a Summary Dissolution Divorce. For more detailed information and assistance in the correct preparation of documents, you can contact San Diego divorce lawyers by signing up for a consultation.

A Summary Dissolution Divorce is where you and your spouse agree to the terms of the divorce. If you agree the judge reviews the documents, and the divorce is finalized. No court hearings are needed. There are only three steps to a Simple Divorce.

Draft and

SIGN DOCUMENT

The first step is to write out the terms of the divorce you have agreed to. By terms, we mean who keeps the home, who takes which vehicle, who takes which bank account, what days you have the children, how much child support, etc.

Use our Uncontested Divorce Worksheet to write out these terms.

 

Watch a video on how to complete the worksheet

File

DOCUMENT

We use the worksheet to draft and file your court documents. This opens your uncontested divorce with the court. We then submit the documents to the judge for a final review.

Submit Document For

JUDGE APPROVAL

The judge reviews the documents and if no changes are needed, signs and approves the divorce. We email you copies of divorce documents and your divorce is final.

How much does an?

AN UNCONTESTED DIVORCE COST?

Right Divorce Lawyers offers two uncontested divorce packages. The Basic service includes answering general questions, drafting all the documents, and filing all the documents with the San Diego court. The Mediated service is when you need an attorney to help mediate the terms of the divorce and file all the documents.

 

Both services are fixed fees, not an hourly fee. The fixed fee covers all your costs to get an uncontested divorce.

Basic

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

This is the perfect choice for couples who have assets to divide, would like an attorney to draft the documents, and would like an attorney file the documents with the court correctly.

  • We draft all your divorce documents.
  • We file your documents with the court.
  • We pay your $435 court filing fee.
  • We submit all the documents for the judge’s final approval.
$1600

Mediated

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

This option is for couples needing an attorney to help them agree on the terms of the divorce.

  • One hour attorney consult.
  • We draft all your divorce documents.
  • We file your documents with the court.
  • We pay your $300 court filing fee.
  • We submit all the documents for the judge’s final approval.
  • Two hours of mediation with a licensed attorney.
$3500

Payment plans available

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100% GUARANTEE

THE DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED

BY THE COURTS OR YOUR MONEY BACK.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Do you have a question about an uncontested divorce? Email your question to divorce attorney Brittney Salvatore.

    Brittney Salvatore, Esq

    Brittney has been a divorce and custody attorney for over 12 years. She is licensed in California and Nevada. She attended Santa Clara University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She continued on to earn her J.D. from Santa Clara University’s School of Law in 2011.

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    Kimberly Zamora
    Kimberly Zamora
    11:57 30 Jun 24
    I am so happy to have come across Right Lawyers. Rock called me on time, listened to my situation and wasn't pushy or arrogant as some lawyers I've come across have been. He gave me great advice and I decided to hire them. Brittney is a great attorney! She is understanding, knowledgeable, and was the strong voice that I needed. Hoping I never have to go through this situation again, I would recommend Right Lawyers.
    Melinda Sager
    Melinda Sager
    02:30 27 Jun 24
    I recently scheduled a consultation call with Rock from Right Lawyers for some questions I had regarding the divorce process and what I might be up against. Rock was friendly, very informative, and straight to the point. He was able to answer all my questions and concerns and really gave me confidence and peace of mind with my divorce situation. If I end up in a serious battle, I’m definitely going with Rock and Right Lawyers for my case, I’ll definitely be in good, experienced hands.
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    Quan
    20:43 26 Jun 24
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    Janice Okalani
    18:58 21 Jun 24
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    Emilie Griffin
    23:54 30 May 24
    Had an excellent conversation with Mr. Rocheleau. He was very knowledgable, was able to answer all my questions, and provided sound advice. Definitely recommend this firm!
    Ian Marshall
    Ian Marshall
    16:50 24 May 24
    I had my 15 min call from Rock RocheleauHim self,I really assumed someone else would call me.He went to the point and guide me to what the options are. Answered all my questionsI never felt rush
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    Raul Pastrana
    20:34 06 May 24
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    Addam Masters
    16:45 27 Apr 24
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    Carolina Nieve
    15:02 26 Apr 24
    If you want someone to tell you everything is ok, Rock is not you guy. The hard truth, facts, and solid guidance is what I got during a free consultation.
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    David F
    04:34 24 Apr 24
    Very direct, acknowledgable, profesional and respectful. I had my consultation with Rock Rocheleau and it went great because he guide and helped to have better understanding about my divorce.I highly recommended him and his group.
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    Yoryanela Campos
    00:30 18 Apr 24
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    Andrew
    17:35 11 Apr 24
    I spoke with Mr Rocheleau recently and he answered all my questions in a timely, efficiently and very respectful manner without charging me a dime. Hopefully I'll never need them but I highly recommend the RIGHT Divorce Lawyers for anyone who is in need of great representation.
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    Shawn Q
    22:43 31 Mar 24
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    Eric Mack
    07:22 27 Mar 24
    Just had a very knowledgable consultation with Rock Rocheleau. He directly and honestly answered to all of my questions, shared some very insightful advices, so as gave me a clear idea of the judges perspective on my case. I have a much better understanding of the whole process now. Thank you!
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    Halyna Buriachenko
    06:01 21 Mar 24
    very happy with the team getting thing done for me
    Leonard Johnson
    Leonard Johnson
    14:21 06 Mar 24
    Rock was very helpful and did his best to answer my questions to his greatest ability. He was up front and honest about things and didn’t sugar coat them. Very professional
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    Quincie Ball
    11:10 06 Mar 24
    I found Right Divorce Lawyers to be a really useful phone call. I had questions concerning my divorce and I was happy with the responses I received.
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    Martin Perez
    23:21 04 Mar 24
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    La Jolla Rejuvenation
    01:37 14 Feb 24
    RIGHT Divorce Lawyers was wonderful! Adrianna, made things so easy.Fast and Friendly 5 Star service. Appreciated.
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    Tiffany Z.
    19:26 07 Feb 24
    Very knowledgeable and helpful.
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    jennifer barrickman
    14:48 31 Jan 24
    Gave solid advice and pointed me in the right direction, would highly reccomend.
    Jeremy Esters
    Jeremy Esters
    23:00 30 Jan 24
    I am so happy I hired this law firm to get me through my divorce. Meredith Weiner did a fantastic job representing me and getting me through a tough time in my life. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
    Sean Marshall
    Sean Marshall
    21:23 30 Jan 24
    %100 recommended. Adriana is super nice and kind. Process was as fast as possible :) Thank you!
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    17:50 30 Jan 24
    Roc was very helpful and informative. He helped me with all my questions and concerns. He was very responsive with my emails.
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    Amy Visconti
    19:32 25 Jan 24
    Very informative, answered all my questions fully and provided basic legal guidelines to understand how a judge is likely to rule.
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    Mr PinkButton
    02:37 19 Jan 24
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    Keiyetta Thomas
    23:45 12 Jan 24
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    Andrea Arias
    04:19 10 Jan 24
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    Emily McNeel
    17:44 02 Jan 24
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    Killip Enterprises
    03:36 13 Dec 23
    Attorney Rock was great to work with - professional, held the appointment on-time, gave solid advice, and I'd recommend him to others. Thanks, Rock!
    Adam Kerrigan
    Adam Kerrigan
    04:09 04 Dec 23
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    Jacy Warner
    18:50 30 Nov 23
    Mike Booth
    Mike Booth
    17:06 21 Nov 23
    I do not always leave reviews for any business, but I can't help but appreciate the work done here. Adriana and the group at Right Lawyers made my divorce easy and straightforward as possible. They saved me time and a headache. I really realy recommend them to anyone looking to get a quick and easy divorce.
    Isai Francisco
    Isai Francisco
    19:39 20 Nov 23
    Right Lawyers represented me in a divorce I initiated. Their communication, expertise, and patience was great throughout the entire process, especially during negotiations. From the day of filing, it took 90 days to finalize and I couldn’t have asked for better representation. Hopefully, you won’t need them but if you’re reading this comment, you’re probably needing assistance and I highly recommend them.
    C. McAdory
    C. McAdory
    19:18 20 Nov 23
    Onemiguel Anderson
    Onemiguel Anderson
    04:02 15 Nov 23
    An incredibly positive experience with the uncontested divorce process. To thebeginning step of when I had my phone consultation to the very end with filling out and signing the uncontested divorce documents. Adriana and Maggie were both able to assist me through the process and so thankful for their assistance and for making this such an easy process. Highly recommend their service!
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    Lorena Flores
    05:59 26 Oct 23
    I had an incredibly positive experience with RIGHT Divorce Lawyers during my divorce. Initially, it was an uncontested process, but things took a turn when the other party became aggressive. Despite the challenges, Maggie from the firm stood up for me, preventing the need to go to court and protecting my interests. Her extensive knowledge, experience, and unbiased guidance earned my complete trust and respect.Throughout the entire process, Maggie made sure I was involved and informed, making me feel like we were both actively fighting for the best outcome. She was highly responsive and remained on top of every detail. I cannot thank Maggie enough for her exceptional dedication.If you're seeking high-quality divorce professionals who will fight for you and work towards a win-win situation through negotiation, I wholeheartedly recommend putting your trust in this firm.
    Joe T
    Joe T
    00:44 29 Sep 23
    Assisted with my divorce. Made it quite easy and was receptive to any questions I had. Highly recommend!
    Krister Tubiolo
    Krister Tubiolo
    23:04 27 Sep 23
    The consultation was extremely helpful.
    Tamara Colón
    Tamara Colón
    22:38 26 Sep 23
    They worked effectively and properly with my legal counsel and made me feel heard and understood. Definitely recommend.
    Ashten Rhoda
    Ashten Rhoda
    19:23 26 Sep 23
    Adriana was very kind, helpful and understanding during this difficult time. The process is very easy and quick.
    Sue P
    Sue P
    00:14 21 Sep 23
    J.D. Santee
    J.D. Santee
    20:10 06 Sep 23
    I spoke with Rock R. about my situation and was very grateful for the advice I received. He is very helpful and intelligent, and listened to my concerns and helped me to better navigate through my situation. Thank you so much!
    Anastasiya Hrabar
    Anastasiya Hrabar
    21:05 31 Jul 23
    Truly one of the smoothest experiences with right lawyers. They were so nice and attentive, they explained everything to detail since day one or whenever I needed it so I was never blindsided with what they needed from my end. Also was very pleased with how fast they handled my case. I’m so grateful for how they handled everything! Definitely will be recommending them!
    Noemi Islas
    Noemi Islas
    23:07 03 Jul 23
    Had a phone call with Rock this morning and he really put a lot of my worries about my custody agreement to rest. He was professional and polite and gave wonderful advice. Would recommend to anyone who is unsure about what help they need.
    Noise Vellichor
    Noise Vellichor
    18:01 26 Jun 23
    They will work with you
    Jarron Wilson
    Jarron Wilson
    22:22 15 Jun 23
    Thank you so much Rock, for your time and the great advice. You are the best lawyer. I highly recommend your service to anyone that wants a great lawyer that will be there when you need him and that will fight for you.
    Maria Hardin
    Maria Hardin
    22:37 25 Apr 23
    I cannot say enough good things about these lawyers. Rock is very intelligent and Maggie is a stellar help. They are very helpful, great at explaining things and they seem like they really care. After having dealt with other firms, I'm so happy we finally found the 'Right Lawyers'.
    Mad Squeeze
    Mad Squeeze
    02:31 14 Apr 23
    John Mckeown
    John Mckeown
    07:00 09 Mar 23
    Attorney Salvatore had assisted me with my child's guardianship case. Her and her team did a great job getting the paperwork done. They responded back if I had any questions. I really appreciate everything she and her team did for us. I would highly recommend her to everyone.
    Vi
    Vi
    18:00 21 Feb 23
    Rock Rocheleau was awesome help for me. Honest and upfront about a last minute legal situation of mine. I had a quick turnaround for response to the Court and i honestly assumed that I would be brushed off do to the time crunch. I was wrong. Rock responded back to me as scheduled and still assisted me best way he could. Thank you again
    Reggie Livingston
    Reggie Livingston
    05:27 27 Jan 23
    Thanks Right Lawers! It wasn't easy but you got the job done. I appreciate everything you did for me with helping me get divorced.
    Jennifer Gomez
    Jennifer Gomez
    20:41 20 Jan 23
    Do yourself a favor and contact Right Lawyers for a consultation! I had a 15 minute consultation with divorce Attorney Rock Rocheleau. He gave me exceptionally helpful direction & information I can use now to begin my case and move it forward. It’s extremely valuable direction. He was clear about my cost going forward if I hire him. He totally deserves the Best of Las Vegas Divorce Lawyers for the many years it’s been awarded to him!
    Jenn
    Jenn
    18:51 09 Jan 23
    Excellent divorce attorney that listened to me and helped me more than I had hoped. Highly recommend.
    Mohley Wot
    Mohley Wot
    16:19 17 Dec 22
    Rock did an amazing job as my divorce attorney. His prices are fair. He's very accessible. It was a pleasure working with him!
    scott miller
    scott miller
    03:24 16 Dec 22
    This is the best lawyer I’ve seen in town. I’v paid other lawyers $200 consultation fee just to ask a couple questions while this lawyer took his time and went over every question I had in very deep detail and did not charge me a dime unless we were to file any paperwork in court. I really recommend them before going to any lawyer in town. You will not be disappointed. He even offer to help me with further questions that may come up by email. They are just beyond the best. I will stick with them anytime I need a family lawyer. Thank you Rock Rocheleau very much for being patient and listening to all questions I had about my case.
    Carlos Prado
    Carlos Prado
    02:24 06 Dec 22
    They where great!! My process was quick and easy definitely recommend!!
    E Castaneda
    E Castaneda
    02:15 10 Nov 22
    They were able to help me with the divorce process - this was by far the easiest part of the divorce. The team was easy to communicate with, prompt with replies and the turnaround time was much faster than what I anticipated - thank you!
    Eric Winkler
    Eric Winkler
    16:49 19 Oct 22
    Divorce is without a doubt, one of the most tragic events in a person's life. There are no winners, only lots of hurt people and financial loss. The Courts are in control and not interested in honest deliberation only how quickly they can move to the next case. My experience with Right Divorce Lawyers is, they helped immensely by providing strategies and direction to get through the process. Rock Rocheleau was there with me when I needed him, even on off times. The cost of a divorce is never good or equitable, however, Right Lawyers kept the costs down and tried to settle sooner than later, with my interests in mind. I would recommend this firm, they do care!
    Thomas Sclafani
    Thomas Sclafani
    07:22 18 Oct 22
    Mr. Rocheleau is very professional, knowledgeable in his field, and maintains excellent communication.
    Eric Chai
    Eric Chai
    20:08 30 Sep 22
    Right Lawyers was referred to me when I was in need of a reputable divorce attorney. Rock Rocheleau was easy to work with and delivered above and beyond my expectations through out the process. Angelica's communication and prompt work was amazing as well! I will highly recommend Right Lawyers to anyone in need of a divorce attorney or firm who delivers great service and expected results!
    Daniel Dinunzio
    Daniel Dinunzio
    21:22 29 Sep 22
    Staff was very professional and helpful during the whole process
    Claudia Hincapie
    Claudia Hincapie
    01:06 23 Sep 22
    Rock was recommended to me by a friend so I reached out to him and I'm so grateful for the recommendation! I wanted to get through my divorce as quickly as possible and his team helped make that happen. They were quick to respond to every email and question I had, they were helpful in sharing information and questions I had about what to ask for in my divorce, they made the entire process go as smoothly and as quickly as possible. I knew up front what the fees were and it felt like they had my best interest at heart. I would absolutely recommend the Right Divorce Lawyers to anyone looking for support through their divorce.
    Andrea Haughey
    Andrea Haughey
    12:11 15 Sep 22
    Fast service, helpful and informative, would definitely work with Rock again if needed for divorce attorney needs.
    The Pulsifer Squad
    The Pulsifer Squad
    02:52 02 Sep 22
    Rock is One of the best divorce attorneys that I've ever dealt with.He was very patient and understanding, he was in contact 24/7 even when he was on vacation. 10 out of 10 would highly recommend.
    jaime brown
    jaime brown
    23:05 24 Aug 22
    If you are looking for a good law firm for divorce/child custody, then this is the right place, had a free consultation and they answered all my questions and doubts thoroughly, very friendly and professional and made my case easy to understand. Great firm. Highly recommend.
    Vanessa Garcia
    Vanessa Garcia
    12:32 10 Aug 22
    I just went through a divorce after 15 years of marriage. The whole process seemed pretty stressful and frankly I was not mentally prepared to deal with it. After briefly talking with Meredith, and working with Danielle, the whole process became quite effortless. I highly recommend RIGHT Lawyers if you are suddenly faced with an unfortunate (or fortunate?) divorce.
    William Gardner
    William Gardner
    22:34 20 Jul 22
    Rock and Stacy helped me with my divorce/custody case and they made the right moves to secure victory in the early stages. Always responsible and punctual. Professional is an understatement for this firm.Thank you so much again.
    Roberto Carlos Reyes
    Roberto Carlos Reyes
    18:55 15 Jul 22
    My experience with Right Lawyers has been positive. Meredith and Danielle handled my case. Throughout the process they have been helpful, diligent, efficient, responsive, and professional. They will listen to your concerns, explain your options, discus possible outcomes, and advise you. I would definitely recommend this firm to anyone needing representation in family court.
    Gianni Carlo Contardo
    Gianni Carlo Contardo
    07:28 12 Jul 22
    These guys did a great job with helping me and keeping me informed. Very knowledgeable and will get you the answers you need when you need them. They will always return your call and email in a timely manner. Thank you for helping me.
    Anthony Rhee
    Anthony Rhee
    22:43 20 Jun 22
    Recently needed to find an attorney and I called up RIGHT Lawyers. I was fortunate enough to talk to Mr. Rocheleau about my situation and he was able to help me through it and file all the legal matters that pertained to my situation. Given how severe my case felt to me, Mr. Rocheleau and his paralegal, Angelica, were quick, responsive, and able to file all of the paperwork as quickly as possible. This was honestly the best experience I ever had with an attorney. I would highly recommend Mr. Rocheleau for anyone who goes through a divorce.
    Arthur Abdoulin
    Arthur Abdoulin
    19:18 09 Jun 22
    While my case did not go how we had both hoped, I still appreciate everything that Brittney did to help me fight for my children. I am autistic and part of the LGBT+ community, so it is important to me to have someone represent me that is a strong ally, concise, and thorough in communication. I never once felt like she didn't have my best interests at heart. She was empathetic. She explained everything she could as well as she could. This is the second time we had used her (first time did go our way). I would use her again in the future. Brittney is a great attorney.
    Jasper Edwards
    Jasper Edwards
    17:13 06 Jun 22
    Professional and courteous service and attention to details. They were always easy to reach and responsive and they keep their word.
    Hand Some
    Hand Some
    05:18 02 Jun 22
    The folks at RIGHT Lawyers handled by divorce so quickly, thoroughly, and inexpensively, it's hard to believe that it actually happened. The team, including Rock and Adriana, were extremely courteous, and followed through on every request and communication I had. And, for anyone who's gone through a divorce knows - waiting for a response from your attorney, while your losing sleep (and your mind) is painful in its own right. No pain here! Couldn't have been happier with this firm!!Steve M
    Steve Mailloux
    Steve Mailloux
    22:00 04 May 22
    Melissa Haraway
    Melissa Haraway
    18:43 24 Mar 22
    Meredith and Danielle were great and helped me during a stressful time. Meredith was everything you expect. Assertive but respectful and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend them, and I would return to them, should I need their assistance again. Thank you both !
    Jose Alvarez
    Jose Alvarez
    20:07 16 Mar 22
    My divorce went so smooth and flawless let alone it was completed so quickly. From the start they answered all my questions and responded back to my emails very quickly. If you are looking for the right and the best Divorce Lawyers I would definitely recommend Right Divorce Lawyers. Thank you for making this such a smooth life transition for me.
    Sandra Butler
    Sandra Butler
    02:20 24 Feb 22
    Meredith and her paralegal Danielle have been helping through my divorce. This case has taken many crazy turns, and both ladies have been there keeping track of every turn with excellence. I feel like I have communicated a ton of information, and they have been able to keep track of and document every detail. Fine job ladies!
    Michael Nuguid
    Michael Nuguid
    21:30 09 Feb 22
    Highly recommend if you need any legal advice or representation concerning child support!
    Jonathan Fulbright
    Jonathan Fulbright
    06:19 05 Feb 22
    Right lawyers are wonderful divorce attorneys that I would highly recommend. They are not only great lawyers but great people in general. My attorney, Brittney, is smart, hard working, caring, and an all around amazing person.
    Rio Schleichardt
    Rio Schleichardt
    22:40 04 Feb 22
    Although this was my first divorce the staff and the attorney was able to make me feel comfortable with the process of the divorce. My experience was positive I used them for a different issue as well. Always pleasant, professional, courteous. You cannot go wrong with the RIGHT Lawyers firm.
    Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart
    02:26 26 Jan 22
    Extremely attentive and responsive. Will use them for all my future divorce needs.
    Brad Libson
    Brad Libson
    03:17 03 Dec 21
    The entire process from start to finish was swift, and effective. The staff was very professional, responsive, and informative.Overall the experience was positive, quick, and very affordable.Highly recommend!L.g.
    Lewis godinez
    Lewis godinez
    00:36 03 Dec 21
    I needed to speak with an attorney quickly. I left a message at 6:30 a.m., and Rock called back before 8:00 a.m. He gave me sound, professional advice, and offered further communication as needed. He didn't try to eat up billable time or gouge me either.
    Patrick Kearney
    Patrick Kearney
    21:05 09 Sep 21
    I couldn’t be happier with this firm! Meredith was a life saver after a three year battle, she was attentive, responded quickly, communicated, and really listened to my needs. She was confident and in return eased any anxiety I had been having. I can’t believe I didn’t hire her from day one. I hope I never have to hire her again but if I do, there is no question that she would be my go to. Thank you Meredith and Right Lawyers for being there during the most difficult time in my life. I highly recommend
    Lisa Vaughan
    Lisa Vaughan
    21:08 07 Sep 21
    To sum it up, Brittney saved my whole world. She’s amazing and she never missed a beat. She has always been very honest with me about everything and never sugar coated anything. She worked so hard for my son and I, and I always felt that she was 100% in my corner. It was a long road, and while I was unsure what the outcome would be, I was confident in her and I knew she did absolutely everything she could for me. Amber was also amazing. Amber would take my calls and empathize with me when I was upset, worried or just needed to vent. In the end, we got the outcome that we needed, and I will always be forever grateful for all of their hard work. Though I’m glad this part of my journey is over, I’m honestly sad I won’t get to have such frequent contact with them anymore! They were there with me through the biggest fight of my life, and they’ll always feel like family to me.
    Dawn Gau
    Dawn Gau
    23:59 03 Sep 21
    Very professional and made sure that my personal case was tailored to my individual circumstance.
    VICKIE HORODESKY
    VICKIE HORODESKY
    02:22 03 Aug 21
    Highly recommended and a superior value for anyone who does not need hand-holding every step of the process. Danielle was extremely timely, attentive, and most importantly patient.
    anthony Natale
    anthony Natale
    17:06 11 May 21
    My experience with Andy was beyond words. He's very knowledgeable and a down to earth person. The process I had with him was smooth. He always kept me in the loop and consulted with what "the next moce" should be. He listened and was very responsive. If a similar situation arises again, I wouldn't hesitate taking on Andy as my counsel.
    Craig Hamlet
    Craig Hamlet
    21:22 19 Apr 21
    Alpha G
    Alpha G
    03:18 14 Feb 21
    Brittney & Amber are so awesome thanks to these super awesome lady’s my life is back to normal. They always picked up my calls when I needed to communicate with them or seek professional advice they always reached out to me throughout the whole process was professional & neat at all times. Brittney revived a dead case! With the same judge that I appeared to prior with a complete different lawyer from another law firm which I ending up firing lost a lot of money. Brittney took the same evidence & my case with with less then 25 days to appear in front of the same judge Brittney changed the whole dynamic of the case without even breaking a sweat!Best legal advice I can give to anyone reading this post.1. You get what you pay for.2. Never lie to your lawyer be honest.3. Go with a attorney that is reputable & well respected by judges believe me judges lean on this because they know the Right Lawyers & there staff are not a joke. Trust me I fired my first attorney for malpractice & lost a lot of money from a complete different law firm.4. Understand if you don’t communicate effectively or ask they don’t tell I did a lot of research & homework asked questions to my attorneys in advance for what if kind of situation scenarios just incase. Just like Brittney told me we are a team you need to be as dedicated as I am. You as a client need to understand your attorney only knows as much as you give them the more evidence you provide with the narrative to correspond with that & accurate dates helps these ladies do there job.5. Brittney & Amber never were annoyed or stressed when I called & I called a lot for information seeking legal advice or to report they were very professional & always had a response.6. Best lawyer in town would use again & recommend to anyone who needs one.7. Brittney & Amber & Right Lawyers genuinely love what they do understand it’s a business but it’s rare when you find a business that actually cares about Integrity & is ethical!!!! The proof is in the pudding read their reviews!
    Samuel Echeverria
    Samuel Echeverria
    08:59 22 Jan 21
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    Summary Divorce Process

    Not every divorce needs to be stressful.  One way to reduce the stress of divorce is to file for a Simple Divorce.  Called a Summary Dissolution of Divorce in San Diego. Provided you meet the requirements described below, this can be your easiest way to file a divorce.  You can use a divorce attorney or not for this type of divorce.

    Here is a list of the requirements you must meet to be eligible to file for a summary divorce in San Diego;

    • Marriage (from the date of marriage to the date of separation) does not exceed 5 years;
    • No children born or adopted by the couple and not currently pregnant;
    • No shared ownership of land or buildings;
    • No shared rental of any land or buildings (except for the current place of living, but must not have a 1-year lease or option to buy);
    • Property acquired during marriage does not exceed $47,000;
    • Debt acquired during marriage does not exceed $6,000;
    • Separate property of neither spouse exceeds $47,000;
    • Neither spouse seeks (or will ever seek) spousal support;
    • Spouses signed an agreement that divides the couple’s property and debts; and
    • At least one of the spouses has been a resident of California for the last 6 months and of the county where a summary divorce is filed for the last 3 months.

    Once you verify that you meet all of the requirements above, you will then need to prepare the paperwork, and file it with the appropriate court. You must always check if the court requires any local forms.  This is where hiring a divorce attorney is helpful.  For example, the Superior Court of San Diego County requires filing a Family Law Certificate of Assignment, which verifies you are filing your divorce in the correct courthouse.

    Aside from local forms, the documents you need to prepare include:

    You will also have to fill out and exchange with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse financial disclosure documents, which include: Income and Expenses Declaration and either;

    OR 

    Additionally, you will have to exchange your tax returns for the past 2 years and a statement describing business opportunities, if any, that came up during your marriage but were realized only after the separation date.

    Make at least two copies of all forms and documents since the originals will be filed with the court. Bring those copies with you to court and give them to the court clerk. The clerk will file the originals and will stamp “Filed” on the copies and return them to you. There is also a filing fee that you will have to pay.

    There are no court hearings for a summary dissolution in California. Once all the forms and papers are filed and the fees are paid, the court will either give you the Judgment of Dissolution that same day or mail the judgment to you at a later date. Either way, it will have a date six months after you first filed for summary dissolution, which will be your divorce date.

    Even though it may seem like a daunting amount of work to prepare and file the required forms, this is the shortest route to Summary Divorce.  The amount of time and money you save with Summary Divorce is well worth the work. Hiring a divorce attorney to oversee your case is not required, although it may be in your best interest if you are not comfortable with legal paperwork.

     

    Uncontested Divorce Process

    If your case is not eligible for a Summary Dissolution of Divorce (for example, you have been married for longer than 5 years or have mutual children), you still have a chance to speed up the divorce process by filing for an “uncontested divorce.” In most cases, uncontested divorces take an average of 6 months to be finalized and potentially save thousands of dollars.

    A divorce procedure qualifies as “uncontested” if:

    • Your spouse has replied to the summons;
    • You have a written agreement (also called “stipulated judgment”) describing how your mutual property and debt will be divided, includes child custody visitation schedule, and lays out support issues.

    A couple of important issues to keep in mind regarding the stipulated judgment is that it has to be notarized, and if either spouse receives public assistance and the local child support agency is involved, the child support agency will have to sign off on the agreement.

    Additionally, because this agreement is structuring a relationship between you and your future ex-spouse for possibly years to come, it is essential that you understand every clause it contains. Moreover, for some issues, like child support, it has to meet certain legal requirements. Taking your time to thoroughly research and prepare this agreement or hiring a divorce attorney  is highly recommended.

    Similar to the requirements for a summary dissolution, at least one of the spouses must have been a resident of California for the last 6 months and of the county where you applied for the last 3 months.

    To start the process, the filing spouse (the “petitioner”) must file with the court Divorce Petition, Summons and pay the filing fee (or apply for a fee waiver as described above). California is a no-fault state and do not consider what forced the divorce. Thus, stating reason as “irreconcilable differences” is sufficient.

    To formally notify your spouse of the proceedings you must “serve” your future ex-spouse. The service of process must be done properly by a third party. Please note that different rules may apply for serving spouses who are hard to locate, active military members, or in jail. Once served, a Proof of Service of Summons filled out by your server needs to be filed with the court.

    If your spouse fails to respond within 30 days, the case will proceed as “a default with agreement” case. If your spouse responds without objecting, the case will proceed as “a standard uncontested case”. Either way, the next step is to fill out and file with the court the Final Forms.

    The Final Forms is a set of forms that includes:

    Additionally, if applicable, there are several more forms that must be prepared if you are asking for court orders regarding child custody, child support, and/or spousal support.

    Once the paperwork is completed, the case will be reviewed by a judge. If all papers are in order, the judge will issue a Divorce Decree and the terms of the stipulated agreement will be a part of that Divorce Decree. At least 6 months must lapse from the date your ex-spouse was served with the summons before your divorce case can be finalized.

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