Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin

Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin
Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin

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If you have any Family Law matter, including Divorce or Child Custody issues, call experienced Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin today for a free consultation (530) 898-1111.

Divorce in California is a complicated matter and almost always requires the assistance of a competent Divorce Lawyer. Deciding whether to Divorce or Legally Separate is difficult and emotional, especially when children are involved. Attorney James Petelin understands the difficult nature of Family Law matters. In addition, he works with compassion and understanding to quickly resolve each matter in his Client’s best interest.

He understands the complex California Case Law and Legislation that impacts the California Divorce and Legal Separation process. In addition, he works diligently to address all of his client’s legal concerns, as well as their personal, emotional, and financial concerns. Mr. Petelin handles Annulments, Legal Separations, as well as all Dissolution of Marriage cases (Divorces).


An annulment is essentially a legal undoing of a marriage. There are time limits to get an annulment, and they vary depending on the facts of your case. There are many reasons a court will grant an annulment including fraud, physical incapacity to consummate the marriage, and bigamy.

Legal Separation

A legal separation allows a couple to live separately while staying married. One advantage to a Legal Separation is that you are not liable for some of the debts the other side may incur after the date of separation. For example, if your spouse suspects you may ask for a Divorce and then he or she maxes out your credit cards. You shouldn’t pay for any such debts incurred after the date of legal separation.


A Divorce ends your marriage and allows you to move on with your life. Some of the legal issues that must be addressed before a Divorce is final include:

Child Custody and Visitation – if you have children
Child Support – which side pays the other and how much
Spousal Support – if one side will have to pay the other
• Dividing your Property and Debt

Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin

James is a native of Chico, California. Prior to becoming an Attorney he served in the United States Navy for five years. While serving, James deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has continued his service as a Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

Following his Naval service, James returned to Chico and graduated with distinction from California State University, Chico. After graduating, he worked as a Peace Officer with the State of California, and then as a Child Support Specialist in Tehama County. While attending Law School, James worked as a Deputy Probation Officer with Colusa County.

If you’re considering a Divorce or Legal Separation call experienced Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin today. James will provide you with a sound analysis of your situation. In addition, he’ll tailor a solution to resolve your case and move on with your life as quickly as possible. James has experience with complex property division, “move-aways,” paternity, and domestic violence cases.

Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin aggressively pursues his Client’s interests. He works to achieve the best results and to ensure a smooth conclusion of your case. In addition, he presents and argues his Client’s interests with the court, with opposing counsel, and with the other party if necessary. Call us today (530) 898-1111 to schedule a Free Consultation with experienced Chico Divorce Lawyer James Petelin.

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