We provide a sophisticated range of services in Divorce and Family Law, including, but not limited to the following:
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Property Division
- Post-Judgment Modifications
California courts will take several factors into consideration when making a determination about child support, specifically the income of the parties. However, in most cases, support is determined based upon set guidelines.
A challenging aspect of any divorce is child custody. In California, the court considers the best interests of the child when making any custody orders if the parties are in disagreement. Frequent and continuous contact with both parents serves this interest.
Types of Custody
- Legal Custody – a parent can make legal decisions regarding the health, education, religion, and other important matters of the child
- Physical Custody – custody awarded to the parent with whom the child will live, with visitation awarded to the non-custodial parent
An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties are amicable and agree to the terms relating to child custody and support, spousal support, and division of community property assets and debts. Mediation would be a great resource for an uncontested divorce.
A contested divorce is one in which the parties are contentious and cannot come to an agreement on child custody, division of assets and debts, child support, spousal support or other issues. It is important for the parties to understand their rights so that they may make informed decisions throughout the divorce process.
Our firm is committed to providing clients with the highest quality of ethical representation, allowing the client to choose the best approach. At all times, we will represent the client’s best interests and follow their instruction after providing legal counsel.