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Divorce and Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles

Compassionate Legal Representation to Guide You Through a Difficult Time

Going through a divorce is painful, and many people want it over as quickly as possible. However, divorce affects all aspects of your life and cases can be incredibly complex, especially if you have children. At Marmolejo Law, we know how difficult divorce can be, and we have extensive experience handling a variety of issues for people with all levels of income and assets.

Contact us today to learn more about your options!

In addition to handling your divorce case, we can help with related family law matters, including:

Dedicated to Empowering You

We know that no one expects to get divorced, and we believe every divorce case deserves to be treated with care and sensitivity. When you hire Attorney Diane Marmolejo, she will work with you personally, listening to your concerns and answering any questions about the process you may have.

We strive to come up with creative solutions that put your interests first and employ a variety of strategies to fulfill your needs, including mediation, settlement conferences, and a variety of discovery methods (such as depositions and interrogatories). When your only option is divorce, Marmolejo Law is here to support you.

Is California a No-Fault Divorce State?

There are no provisions for fault-based grounds to divorce in California. This makes California exclusively a no-fault divorce state, meaning that a spouse only needs to show “irreconcilable differences” to get a divorce granted. Neither spouse needs to prove a fault in the other spouse to justify the divorce.

The only other grounds for divorce in California is “incurable insanity”. If one of the spouses can be defined as incurably mentally incapacitated, then the other spouse can file for divorce using these grounds. However, a no-fault divorce is much more common since it’s an easier and faster process.

What is the Difference Between a Contested and Uncontested Divorce?

Generally, in an uncontested divorce, the separating spouses are able to collaborate and come to agreements on important decisions regarding their children, the division of their assets, and support matters. In these cases, mediation or settlement conferences may be utilized to help save the time, expenses, and stress associated with court. Contested divorces, however, may require a family law judge to step in and make decisions when the couple cannot come to an agreement.

Can I Modify the Terms of my Divorce Agreement?

If your circumstances have changed, the terms of your support or custody arrangement may no longer work for you, your ex-spouse, or your child. In these cases, the court offers an opportunity to revisit and modify the terms of your agreements. Whether you have lost your job, are planning on moving out of state, or if your child has additional needs and you need additional financial support, our lawyer can help you through the process and advocate for your best interests.

Moving Forward with Marmolejo Law by Your Side

When you’re looking for an attorney to guide you through divorce, it can be difficult to find one with the experience and knowledge to effectively advocate on your behalf while also treating you like a family member. Attorney Diane Marmolejo believes that the client-attorney relationship is vital, and she strives to get to know her clients personally.

When you hire Diane, you get Diane. Whether you have already decided to move forward with divorce proceedings, or are just beginning to consider it, we are here to answer your questions and to help you move forward with your life.

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For those seeking divorce in L.A. County, we offer phone consultations! call us at (310) 736-2063 today.


  • Counsel that is always available, readily accessible, and has a fast response rate

  • A collaborative approach, yet willing to litigate when necessary

  • Insight from volunteer work with the Sojourn Domestic Violence Clinic for restraining order and protection matters

  • Legal and emotional understanding and compassion for emotionally charged issues