Reliable, and personalized legal help is a necessity when you are facing divorce. This is a difficult time emotionally, for you, and for your children. We understand you feel uncertain about the future, and we are here to help provide you with some peace of mind, and to guide you through the legal process of divorce.
Divorce and California Law
An attorney who has a solid understanding of the laws in California can help you understand the legal issues you will face pertaining to property division. Division of assets, and debts is often a contentious issue between spouses. Whether your divorce is contested, or you, and your spouse agree this is the best option, there are likely to be disagreements over certain matters. We can help you through this process, and attempt to get some of these issues resolved so the court does not have to make decisions that will have an impact on your future.
Child and Spousal Support
Support matters are always challenging since spouses tend to disagree on the level of support necessary. Courts generally take the income of both spouses, the amount of time each parent will spend with the child, and ordinary expenses related to the care of the child into consideration. We can help you determine what amount of child support you can anticipate once we review custody arrangements, and income of both parents.
Spousal support is sometimes awarded if one spouse is unable to work due to lack of skills, illness, or because they must remain at home to care for a child. Spousal support is almost always an area of disagreement; the courts may award temporary, permanent, or no spousal support depending on numerous factors. We will discuss the possibilities with you so you understand what to expect.
If parents of a child are unmarried, paternity may need to be established. The easiest way is if the father agrees to file a Declaration of Paternity; if there is disagreement, the process may be more complex and involve a paternity test.
Regardless of the family law issue you are facing, residents of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, and San Francisco, California should contact US Legal Group, APC for assistance. We will make sure you get the personalized, compassionate attention you need during this difficult time.