246 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Phone (714) 870-
Fax: (844) 273-
Welcome to the Law Office of Hugh Douglas Whittemore.
A seasoned Fullerton Divorce Attorney who has been providing skilled legal representation to clients for more than 35 years, Mr. Whittemore possesses an in-
A highly experienced Divorce Lawyer, Doug Whittemore works diligently to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the needs of his clients, and fights vigorously to safeguard their best interests.
Whether you are contemplating filing for divorce or have decided that divorce is inevitable due to an irrevocable breakdown of your marital relationship, contact the Law Office of Divorce Attorney Hugh Douglas Whittemore at (714) 870-
Mr. Whittemore will meet with you to review your concerns and objectives, and will provide you with an honest, up-
Call today to learn how we can help you through this difficult process effectively and efficiently.
At the Law Office of Lawyer Hugh Douglas Whittemore, we have acquired extensive experience resolving a wide variety of divorce matters, including:
Throughout the process, Fullerton Divorce Lawyer Hugh Douglas Whittemore will thoroughly review your legal options as well as case strategies, carefully explaining the various advantages and disadvantages. This will enable you to make intelligent, educated and informed decisions regarding your case.
If you and your spouse entered into a domestic partnership prior to getting married, it will be necessary to formally dissolve the domestic partnership prior to filing for divorce.
Additionally, if you believe that you have grounds to qualify for an annulment, Attorney Doug Whittemore will review the requirements prior to moving forward with filing for divorce.
When filing for an annulment, dissolution of a domestic partnership or a divorce, it is crucial that you retain a highly knowledgeable Divorce Lawyer who has the skills required to fight on your behalf to obtain a fair and just results.
If you and your spouse entered into a pre-
Since 1985, Mr. Whittemore has successfully represented countless clients in Fullerton and throughout the surrounding communities in divorce proceedings.
A seasoned negotiator, Divorce Attorney Doug Whittemore will make every reasonable effort to settle your matter peacefully. However, when settlement negotiations fail to yield acceptable results, as a highly experienced litigator with extensive courtroom experience, Mr. Whittemore will take your case to trial and fight zealously to obtain the most favorable results possible.
Simply stated, the term irreconcilable differences is defined as a couple’s inability to effectively communicate or maintain their marital relationship due to disagreements. Either spouse may file for divorce, even if the other party does not consent to the dissolution of their marriage.
Residency requirements must be met prior to filing for an annulment or divorce. At least one party must be a resident of the State of California before the court will exercise jurisdiction over the matter.
However, residency requirements are waived when filing for legal separation. Upon agreement of both parties to the marriage, the court may grant a legal separation even when one or both spouses have resided in state for less than six months.
As with a divorce, all issues pertaining to the division of property, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation will be resolved upon completion of the legal separation.
Although the couple is still married in the eyes of the law, the marital estate ceases to exist, and community property assets and debts are no longer accumulated. However, neither party may remarry unless one spouse dies or they obtain a divorce after they meet the legal residency requirements.
Please complete our Divorce Case Evaluation Form. Attorney Hugh Whittemore will thoroughly review the information you provide, and you will be contacted to set up an in-
For immediate assistance, call (714) 870-
Call today to learn how we can put our experience and knowledge to work on your behalf. Located in Fullerton, the Law Office of Divorce Lawyer Doug Whittemore proudly represents clients who live throughout the surrounding communities.