California Family Code section 2337 allows one spouse to file a motion to obtain a divorce early–that is before the trial has been scheduled. This is referred to as a bifurcation. Once the noticed motion for bifurcation is filed, the family court will conduct a hearing to determine whether the marriage should be dissolved. There are several conditions that the court can impose on a spouse when the severance of a marriage is considered. The purpose of the conditions is to protect the parties. A few of the conditions are tax liabilities and the payment of health insurance premiums. The court can require one spouse to pay all taxes associated with the division of the estate if taxes would not have been payable if the parties were married. The court may also require one spouse to maintain health insurance as long as the party is eligible to do so.
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Although the posting of this information can be considered free legal advice for an Orange County divorce, it does not guarantee a result. There may be other circumstances that play a significant role in any dissolution which may alter the outcome of a divorce. A divorce lawyer will be knowledgeable about the significance of facts. Those factors should be reviewed and argued by a family law attorney in Orange County. This is a legal advertisement for Treviño Law, Inc, an Orange County family law firm. Please note that this legal advice does not establish a family law attorney-client relationship.