California Family Law

California family law is very complex and difficult to understand. Anyone facing a divorce, especially when child custody and asset division are at stake these cases need an experienced California family attorney. 

 

A family law lawyer in Los Angeles will protect your interests in court and will fight for the best possible outcome. Most common cases pertaining to California family law are:

 

  • Custody & Parenting Time (Visitation rights)

  • Child Support

  • Parentage/Paternity

  • Child Abuse & Neglect

  • Guardianship

  • Juvenile Delinquency

  • Adoption

  • Emancipation

  • Divorce

 

Settling A Divorce In Los Angeles

 

There are many advantages to settling a divorce out of court in California.

 

You can save time, money, emotional pain, and suffering that it's involved in this process. Sometimes though, if you settle out of court – it can be on adverse negative terms. It's important that a divorce lawyer who is experienced in California family law is by your side.

 

Our divorce lawyers in Los Angeles, will look after your interests and make sure your rights are protected You should never have buyer’s remorse when settling your case.

 

Experienced divorce lawyers in Los Angeles will negotiate in a confident and skilled manner, and make sure you get a fair outcome. Our divorce lawyers never compromise – and do everything possible to take your issue to court – and get you positive results.

 

We realize a divorce can be a long process – but don’t recommend settling your case in a rush. You can trust our pre-screened divorce lawyers to fight for you at every stage at any court in Los Angeles, Orange our Sand Diego counties.

 

In some cases, there are ways of getting an uncontested divorce settlement.

 

Some couples will try to negotiate a settlement amicably before either party files for divorce. Other couples will finalize it during the divorce mediation process. Some spouses will try to settle the case during the trial. The process can vary, depending on the variables of the case and the people involved:

 

  • Are spouses cooperating: Some spouses retain a level of civility during the divorce process – and negotiate in good faith. In many cases, spouses have difficulty controlling their emotions especially if there was infidelity during the marriage. Some will deliberately drag out proceedings just to make the process more difficult for the other party involved and to deliberately raise the cost of the divorce.

 

  • Agreements about children: Child custody is one of the most common reasons for divorces to be dragged on and the number one reason you must get legal representation by an experienced divorce lawyer in Los Angeles. If you and your spouse are able to agree on fair terms, it’s probably going to be easier to settle out of court. The quicker parents agree on all of the issues pertaining to their children – the easier it is to settle out of court and make the divorce process easier.

 

  • Existing marital agreements: If you have signed a prenup or postnup, then it may end up settling the various marital issues. If you have an agreement like this already in place, it automatically “stops,” all the negotiations which would normally take place during a divorce. This is because the prenup/postnup is a written agreement "contract" which states what happens in the event a divorce takes place. 

 

  • Legal representation during divorce: If you have legal representation, then it can expedite things. If you have a competent and experienced divorce lawyer on your side – you can be confident going into any type of negotiation. If you’re trying to do the divorce on your own, it can be more difficult – since your personal emotions might interfere with the divorce proceedings.

 

Los Angeles Family Lawyers

While it’s possible to settle a divorce in Los Angeles before it gets to court – it’s extremely important you are aware this isn’t usually the case. Often, spouses have differences – and this can create a lot of friction when trying to negotiate a divorce settlement. We recommend you do not negotiate a divorce settlement without having legal representation.

 

We always recommend hiring a divorce lawyer who is on your side. Negotiating a divorce agreement without experienced legal assistance is a mistake waiting to happen. Once you make the mistake, you can’t take it back. Writing your own settlement agreement is the # 1 reason spouses make mistakes. Legal language is difficult to understand and has long-term consequences.

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