Family Lawyer in West Hollywood, CA
Referred to as “WeHo” by local residents, West Hollywood is a city in western Los Angles county which is best known as being home to the world famous Sunset Strip. The city is also known for crazy paparazzi chases and is only blocks away from the heart of the “Thirty Mile Zone” (TMZ) or the “studio zone”.
As of the 2010 census, nearly 35,000 residents called this area home. Nearly half of the residents living in the area are between the ages of 25 to 44 with with the majority of households (59.7%) being individuals living alone. The next most common type of household (13.6%) was that of opposite-sex married couples living together.
Divorce: Are the Numbers Really that High?
A lot of us have heard the statistic that the divorce rate in this country is 50%, but this statistic is actually misleading. Although Hollywood romances and marriages are often just as quick to begin as they are to end, the state of California has one of the lowest divorce rates in this country.
According to the 2013 Census’ American Community Survey, the average number of residents who identified as being divorced was only 9.6%, putting our state on the lower side when it comes to national divorce rates.
Preparing for a Divorce
You can file for divorce in California if:
- At least one spouse has been a resident of the state for 180 days/6 months
- You hold a marriage license and have entered into a legal relationship (California does not recognize common law marriages)
You must wait a minimum of six months from the date your spouse received the divorce papers before your divorce can be finalized. California is a no-fault state (you cannot argue for a divorce based on someone’s wrongdoing) and our state what is known as a “community property system”. This means that all property and debts acquired during a marriage are shared equally between both parties.
Why Legal Representation Is Paramount
It is always a good idea to have legal representation to ensure that your rights to property, financials, and your children are protected and secured.
Michael Whitmarsh at Whitmarsh Family Law, PC has years of experience in all areas of family law, including divorce. We will handle all aspects of your divorce and will tirelessly advocate on your behalf.
Call us now to speak to a knowledgeable divorce attorney about your case at (310) 552-3505.
Directions to our Los Angeles Family Law Attorneys From West Hollywood, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
West Hollywood, CA
Total Est. Time: 14 mins
Total Est. Distance: 4.7 mi
- Head south on N Fairfax Ave toward Romaine St
- Turn right onto Melrose Ave
- Turn right onto N Almont Dr
- Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Santa Monica Blvd
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Century Park E
- Turn right onto Constellation Blvd
- Turn right onto Avenue of the Stars
- Destination will be on the right
Whitmarsh Family Law, PC located at:
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1800 B
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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