Divorce: Bawden & Kochis Family Law Attorneys

Bawden & Kochis are family law attorneys specializing in divorce, legal separation, spousal support, child support, domestic violence and community property. They have a combined experience of over 40 years in family law.

Whether you are interested in a premarital agreement, mediation, filing for divorce, finally getting your child support, or determining the paternity of your child, Bawden & Kochis prove that fierce litigation and experience gets the best advice for the best results. Simply contact us to set your initial conference.

Richard E. Bawden and Robert A. Kochis are knowledgeable attorneys who offer years of experience in divorce law and have represented hundreds of clients. They are committed to practicing exclusively in the area of California family law to include: child custody and visitationchild supportspousal support (alimony)equitable division of marital property/complex property division, and preserving assets in divorce. Defending your rights is where our experience and assertiveness can benefit you greatly.

Divorce in California

To file for divorce in California:

  • Either you or your spouse must have been a resident of the State of California for at least 6 months, and a resident of the county in which you are filing for at least 3 months.
  • California is a “no fault” divorce state. Anyone who wants a divorce can get one. There is no requirement of fault on the part of either party.
  • California is a community property state. With few exceptions, all property and debt acquired during the marriage, by either party, is considered to be community property.
  • California is an equal division state. Absent a written agreement between the parties, judges are required to divide community property equally.