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At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we are dedicated to helping our clients get through the legal and personal challenges that their divorce or family law cases present.

Divorce Attorneys in Riverside County, CA

Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich – Protecting Your Best Interests in Divorce

California family law covers a broad spectrum of activities that many people would consider completely private. Matters such as divorce, child custody, and parentage involve fundamental human relationships. It is no wonder why family law cases seem to drain a person’s emotional, mental, and financial resources.

If you are about to confront a significant legal issue arising from California family law, you may stand to benefit from the professional legal services of a Riverside County divorce attorney.

At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, our skilled legal team has dedicated their efforts to representing Riverside County residents and their families in family law cases since 1997. You can benefit from the decades of legal experience our attorneys have amassed in the practice of divorce and family law in Riverside County, CA. We have offices in Corona and Murrieta serving clients across Riverside County.

Have questions or concerns about your case? Call a Riverside County family law attorney at (951) 506-6654 today!

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Put an Expert in Your Corner

As a testament to our commitment to our clients’ interests, and the mastery of family law issues, one of our founding attorneys—Danica L. Hanich—was certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a family law specialist.

As a family law specialist in Riverside County, Attorney Hanich is a certified expert in all areas of matrimonial and family law. In order to be recognized as a family specialist, she has met extensive requirements in the areas of years practiced, cases handled, and hours of continuing legal education completed. Family law is her passion and, as a Riverside County divorce lawyer, she is prepared to provide the best possible representation and counsel for her clients.

Certified Family Law Specialist

Learn about how Attorney Hanich’s special certification enhances our legal services.

Family Law Attorneys in Riverside County, CA

Family law matters are generally governed by state law. While the laws of other states might be similar, California family law has a unique set of rules for regulating and address the rights and responsibilities of a person when it comes to marriage and domestic relations.

As a result, you will significantly benefit from an experienced family lawyer in Riverside County, CA who has devoted their career to developing a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of California’s unique family law rules and procedures.

You can count on our experience in the following cases:

  • Child Support and Spousal Support: Every parent is legally obligated to provide adequate financial support for their children. A parent with custody of their child may be entitled to receive child support. Additionally, when spouses get divorced, spousal support can be a point of contention. You can count on our distinguished divorce lawyers in Riverside County, CA to guide you through these matters.
  • Child Custody: When a child’s parents get divorced or otherwise separate, questions arise concerning who the child lives with and which party has the authority to make a legal decision on their behalf. These issues are the focus of child custody proceedings in California. We can guide you through these legally complex and emotionally tumultuous issues.
  • Fathers’ Rights & Paternity: A father’s rights and obligations concerning the care, control, and custody of their children depend on the existence of a parent-child relationship. This may be established through paternity proceedings. Our dedicated attorneys can represent you in such proceedings.

How Do You File for Divorce in Riverside County?

  • Meet the residency requirement
  • Meet the fault-based or no-fault divorce requirement
  • Get a divorce packet from the Riverside County courthouse or download it online
  • Fill out the divorce forms
  • Make copies of all divorce papers
  • File your divorce papers with the court
  • Serve copies of the divorce papers to the other party

What happens after you file for divorce is where things get complicated. Make sure you have an experienced Riverside County divorce attorney on your side to ensure you take the correct steps and are strongly represented in court.

Where to File for Divorce in Riverside County

Riverside Family Law Courthouse:

  • Address: 4175 Main Street, Riverside, Ca. 92501 (Click Here for Directions)
  • Phone: (951) 777-3147
  • Hours: 7:30am – 2:00pm, Mon – Fri (except court holidays)

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Riverside County?

California is a "no fault" divorce state, which means that there do not need to be reasons or "grounds" for the divorce. Instead, the marriage simply fell apart and one or both parties decided they didn’t want to continue the marriage. When people use “no-fault” for their divorce, the technical term that you have probably seen before is “irreconcilable differences.”

Of course, not every divorce is going to end “just because”. There can be understandable reasons for wanting to end the marriage, such as infidelity or domestic violence. While these can play a part in a divorce filing, they are not required in order to start the divorce process.

How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Riverside County?

In Riverside County, the initial filing fee for a petition for dissolution (divorce) is $435. Please note that this does not include attorney fees, or any fees for additional motions or orders that may arise during the course of your divorce case.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in Riverside County?

In Riverside County, the fastest you can get a divorce is 6 months. This is because California has a mandatory waiting period for divorce, so you cannot get a divorce any faster than 6 months from the date of filing. That being said, most divorces take longer, especially if they are contested or involve complex property division, child custody disputes, or child support issues. The most reliable way to find out how long your divorce might take is to consult a divorce attorney in Riverside County, CA.

Contact us online or call our office at (951) 506-6654 to schedule a consultation with a Riverside County divorce lawyer. We have offices in Murrieta and Corona, serving clients across all of Riverside County!

5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Family Law Specialist

  • Up-to-Date on Changes to the Family Code
  • Compassionate & Personalized Counsel
  • Experienced in Local Family Law Courts
  • Countless Hours of Family Law Practice
  • Recognized Expert in Family Law

Contact Our Riverside County Family Lawyers

You should not have to go through the legal and emotional hardships of enduring a family law case by yourself. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we are dedicated to helping our clients get through the legal and personal challenges that their divorce or family law cases present.

Contact us online or call our office at (951) 506-6654 today to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney in Riverside County.

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