LOS ANGELES, CA – September 17, 2014 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – When the media needed to contact an expert on California divorce issues to comment on Marc Anthony’s ongoing settlement with his ex-wife, Dayanara Torres, and her demands for increased child support, they turned to Los Angeles Family Attorney Charles M. Green.

“Unfortunately, Latinos often do not find this information easily in their native language. We want to help them understand these laws which are often very complex.”

Green has been practicing for 15 years and is California’s leading Hispanic expert on the ins and outs of the state’s complicated family laws. In the case of Marc Anthony, the singer’s large increase in income this year led his ex-wife to demand more support. The media wanted Green’s insights into how the case could play out. After interviewing Mr. Green, Latino celebrity magazine TV y Novelas published this following story:


While Latino celebrity divorces receive much media attention and Latino celebrities are often well-represented legally, Mr. Green has noted that there is a growing need for information on legal services in Spanish for the general Hispanic community. He has some advice for those Latinos who may not be as rich as Marc Anthony.

“Divorce laws in California are very specific and it is necessary to know the details of these laws,” said Fabiana Piroyansky, a licensed attorney in Argentina who joined Green’s firm more than eight years ago. “Unfortunately, Latinos often do not find this information easily in their native language. We want to help them understand these laws which are often very complex.”

Responding to that growing need, Mr. Green decided to share Four Tips on Dissolution of Marriage in California. According Piroyanky, Hispanics often have many legal questions and concerns when it comes to divorce laws. Here are the four most common questions that U.S. Hispanics ask ourselves when we seek legal assistance about divorce topics, and these are the answers:

1) What are the grounds for dissolution of marriage (divorce)?

California was the first state to implement the concept of “no fault divorce”. In California, the dissolution of marriage can be granted if the court finds “irreconcilable differences” that have caused an irrevocable breakdown of the marriage.

Consequently, this means that if a married person wishes to end the marriage, he / she may do so, even if the other spouse disagrees.

2) Are there any residency requirements necessary to obtain dissolution of marriage?

In order to qualify for the dissolution of marriage, one spouse must have been a resident of California for six continuous months and of the county for a continuous period three months before filing the Petition for Dissolution.

3) After filing the case for dissolution, how long does it take to receive a marital status of single?

The marital status as “divorced” cannot be obtained until six months (minimum time, not before) have elapsed since the filing of the divorce petition in court.

4) What is the procedure for dissolution of marriage (divorce)? A typical dissolution of marriage requires the following steps:

— The Petition (Family Law) is filed and personally served on the defendant.

— The Respondent then has thirty days to file a response or answer the complaint (Family Law).

— The parties then engage in “Discovery” or Examination of evidence. This is the process by which the parties make an exchange of information and documents that are relevant to the case of dissolution. As part of this disclosure, the parties are also required to exchange statements of income and expenditures. Other forms of evidence are interviews (written questions) and depositions (oral examination under penalty of perjury)

— After completing this step above in the divorce process, the parties and their lawyers (if they are represented) will discuss settlement of the case.

— If the case is settled by agreement, one of the attorneys will prepare a written agreement on this Dissolution of Marriage and containing all the legal terms that make up the agreement. This is a contract that is signed by the spouses and their lawyers.

— If the parties are unable to agree on all the issues in the case, a trial will take place.

About the Firm of Charles M. Green:
Attorney Charles M. Green is certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. Los Angeles clients and the colleagues of Mr. Green recognize him as an expert in the field of Divorce and Family Law.

His record as a lawyer is well suited for those with a divorce or family law matters involving complex financial concerns. He began his career by obtaining a Master’s in Business Administration and certified public accountant (currently inactive.)

With over 18 years of experience in family law in California, attorney Charles M. Green can get the best possible results for your case in court in the following areas of family law:

— Child Custody and Visitation

— Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)

— Child Support

— Spousal Support

— Property Division

— Domestic Violence Orders and Restraining Orders

— Changes in Sentencing

— Prenuptial Agreements and much more

Among the most important Divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, Attorney Green has successfully represents a broad base of family law clients in all areas of life, including business owners, construction workers, firemen, musicians, City of Los Angeles employees, food industry workers, medical professionals, and athletes, these just to name a few.

He is proud to offer continuously his personal brand of effective and compassionate representation. The goal of Lawyer Charles M. Green for his clients in Los Angeles is to help them make a successful transition to the next stage in their lives.