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Charles M. Green, APLC

California Divorce Law is one of the most complex and difficult areas of law practice. When you are facing a Divorce, Paternity, Community Property, Restraining Order, Child Custody, Child Support or Spousal Support case you should not hesitate to consult a California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) divorce attorney practicing in the Los Angeles County Superior Court System who can help you resolve the case as favorably and efficiently as possible.

Charles M. Green is a successful divorce lawyer with over 18 years of quality experience. He is highly effective and capable of representing you in the Los Angeles Superior Court system for all aspects of a California Divorce. As a Certified California Family Law Specialist (CFLS), Charles M. Green has established his divorce lawyer credentials through extensive litigation experience, rigorous independent testing, continuing legal education and peer reviews.

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California Divorce Requirements

In order to file for a divorce in Los Angeles or California, a couple must have lived in the state for at least six months. In addition, the couple must have resided in the county they wish to file for divorce in for at least three months.  Furthermore, California has a six month waiting period before the courts will grant a divorce.

California is a “No Fault” Divorce State

In some states a couple will only be granted a divorce if they can prove they have acceptable grounds to divorce.  This is not true in California. California is a “no fault” state, meaning you do not need to prove that one or both spouses did something wrong in order to be granted a divorce.

The fact that one or both people in the marriage want a divorce is reason enough for judges in California. A couple can simply state that they have “irreconcilable differences.”  Furthermore, because California is a “no fault” state, a couple will still be granted a divorce even if one spouse does not wish to divorce.

Divorce is a complicated, complex, and emotionally difficult process for the entire family, and all of your rights must be acknowledged and protected during the divorce process.

The Value of Financial Expertise in a California Divorce Proceeding

Years ago, when Charles M. Green transitioned from a career in finance and accounting to become a Los Angeles divorce lawyer, his MBA and CPA background formed the foundation for his success. High net worth individuals often choose Mr. Green to represent them in their divorce / dissolution proceedings. His understanding of accounting and finance provides them with a number of advantages.

First, Mr. Green can correctly value the client’s assets. He understands the financial implications of different types of business structures that might be in the community property. This allows him to present the client’s holdings more accurately as part of mediation or court proceedings.

Second, Mr. Green can save his divorce client’s money by handling this valuation in-house. Usually, a client would have to hire numerous financial professionals to get the level of expertise that Mr. Green and his staff are able to provide; many other attorneys would need to work with forensic accountants just to explain these complex holdings.

Finally, Mr. Green’s extensive business background allows him to determine which assets might be endangered if they were included as part of the negotiations. Entrepreneurs who rely on regular income streams or certain bank accounts want to make sure that these assets aren’t frozen or divided. Being an elite divorce lawyer he can help clients structure pay only what is fair in support and minimize their obligations. California divorce law proceedings often cover a range of issues. Most dissolution cases in Los Angeles address issues pertaining to child custody, support issues,  division of property, or even domestic violence.

Other Divorce Practice Areas

Our divorce firm also has experience with less-frequent but sometimes very complicated family law cases. We could draft a prenuptial agreement for you to preserve the character of your premarital property and to clarify your spousal support obligations prior to a marriage. After a marriage a similar type of agreement to a “Pre Nup” is called a Post Nuptial agreement. Perhaps you or your child are the victim of domestic violence and you need to file a temporary restraining order against the abusive spouse or parent. If so, we can help you take immediate action to receive the court-ordered protection that you need. We can also help you establish or dispute a paternity case.

Sometimes as part of the divorce strategy it is best to file a Bankruptcy to avoid significant community or separate debts. Our firm is skilled in crossover issues of Divorce, Bankruptcy and Taxation issues as well. Whatever Divorce related legal problem has now become part of your life we urge you to please take the time to meet with us to obtain the most professional, compassionate, and understanding legal representation available in Los Angeles.

  • “Everyone in the office was very friendly. They helped me get through a difficult period in my life easily, and without a ton of financial strain. I can honestly say I would recommend Mr. Green to anyone in need of a divorce attorney.”

    Kat C.
  • “Mr. Green’s team was outstanding to say the least. Not only are they professional but they are also genuinely caring people. I consider myself very blessed to have scored such a great attorney. Thanks Charles!”

    Andre W.
  • “I highly recommend Mr. Green and his office. They were a pleasure to work with. Made a difficult divorce situation a breeze! Fabiana (the legal assistant) is great! She’s always on top of everything! Thanks again for everything!”

    Laura E.