Divorce Attorney Lawrence P. Bellomo
has been been helping families through the divorce and legal separation processes
in Orange County
for 35 years.
At a time when tensions and anxieties can often run high, attorney Larry Bellomo serves as a guide of compassion and understanding for both parties.
In California, what is referred to by the public as "divorce" is actually legally known as "Dissolution of Marriage". In 1969, then governor Ronald Reagan signed into law the California Family Law Act
. This instrumental legislation created what is known as no fault
Previously, it was the responsibility of either the husband or wife and their attorney to prove that one party or the other was responsible for the failure of the marriage. If that sounds adversarial, that's because it was. The law itself seemed intended to make separations an argument from the onset.
A divorce occurring in Orange County falls under the California Family Law Act of 1969, which put into law that there was no longer any requirement to assign fault to either party. With this, divorce (Dissolution of Marriage) could be a process of humanity and cooperation.
There is no doubt that relationships which were founded upon love, trust and friendship do not always end the same way. There is also no doubt that often times divorces become hostile. It's the mark of a brilliant attorney when they can bring both sides together and sort through the history of the failed marriage (both material and otherwise) in order to introduce peace to a notoriously emotional and antagonistic process.
The framework that California pioneered in 1969 swept the country - and by 2010 all 50 states had signed into law similar legislation. Today, legal experts continue to approach divorce and legal separation as a life event that does not necessarily require each party to engage one another with hostility.