Southern California Divorce Attorneys
People get married for all kinds of reasons, and people get divorced for all kinds of reasons as well. For some, there has been years of dissent and tension, and for others, it's simply an understanding that it's time to go their separate ways. But while getting married in California from a legal perspective is a simple, one-size-fits-all approach of filling out a marriage license, divorce can be a far more complicated affair, and can affect the finances and legal rights of spouses and children for many years to come.
To navigate the journey of divorce, you'll want to work with an attorney whom you can trust to protect your rights and interests while working towards an efficient resolution and minimizing unnecessary drama. At the Access Law Group, our California divorce attorneys have the experience to guide you through the divorce process, providing top-notch family law services at reasonable fees in the following areas:
- Division of Marital Assets and Debts
- California is a community property state, meaning all property accumulated/earned during the marriage is community property, and thus subject to 50/50 division, regardless of which spouse “earned” the property. This applies to:
- Income of both spouses
- Retirement benefits earned but not yet distributed
- Real estate
- Business interests
- Personal property
Our attorneys will work to make sure that all marital assets are disclosed, properly valued, and correctly attributed to the marital community. We will also work with you to sort out divisions of debts, including student loans and mortgages.
Alimony / Spousal Support
Many spouses, both men and women, are entitled to spousal support (also referred to as “alimony”) for some period of time following a divorce. A judge will often order temporary spousal support during the time that a divorce is being negotiated or litigated, and this number is reached through a calculation made by the court. Spousal support can also be ordered as part of the divorce decree. Parties may agree to a period and amount of spousal support or it may be ordered by a judge.
Child Custody, Support, and Visitation
As part of your divorce, you and your attorney can work with the other party to determine the following issues regarding your children:
- Legal Custody (the ability to make decisions regarding a child's health, educational, religious matters)
- Physical Custody (which parent will have the responsibility of caring for the child, which can be sole custody or shared jointly)
- Visitation (if one parent has sole custody)
- Child Support (child support may be ordered or agreed upon even where there is joint custody of the child
Get Experienced Legal Representation in Your Divorce at a Reasonable Fee
Divorce can be an emotionally stressful process, but the family law attorneys at Access Lawyers Group are dedicated to helping their clients reach positive resolutions in all aspects of their divorce in the most efficient manner possible, while honoring their rights and interests every step of the way.
Pasadena Family Law Attorney
Our experienced family law attorneys at Access Lawyers Group provide outstanding legal assistance to California people in a range of family law matters, including:
Caring Representation in Family Law Matters
Divorce is a difficult and stressful experience and it helps to have a highly-skilled divorce lawyer to guide you through the process. At Access Lawyers Group, our goal is to protect your rights and interests, and those of your children, and to help you pursue the best possible outcome for your family.
Whether you are facing divorce or dealing with other family law matters such as child custody or child support, our California family lawyers have the skills and experience you want on your side. If you are planning to marry, we can assist you with a prenuptial agreement to give you certainty on how your assets will be distributed should the marriage come to an end at some future point.
Source: CA Department of Child Support Services: Guideline Calculator