Diamond Bar Family Lawyers
Serving the People of Los Angeles County and Orange County
The issues that come up in family law cases combine legal complexity and what are often difficult personal situations. It’s a combination that can easily leave people feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s the responsibility of their Diamond Bar family lawyer to give them relief by demonstrating a comprehensive grasp of the legal issues involved, strong empathy on a personal level, and a real fighting spirit that’s determined to secure a good outcome. When people come through the doors of Apex Lawyers, that’s the kind of legal counsel they find.
Dealing With a California Divorce
The process of going through a divorce is not easy, and there are several financial and legal issues that usually have to be unraveled and resolved.
For couples with children, the matter of child custody has to be worked out. Which parent will the children live with? What will the visitation schedule be for the non-custodial spouse? Who gets the kids for holidays? What are the conditions for taking them on vacation? Can a parent leave the immediate geographic area in the event of a job opportunity or new relationship? This is just the start of the questions that have to be answered before a divorce case can be settled.
It’s not uncommon for spouses to have earned different levels of income during the marriage and for there to be a gap in earning capacity moving forward. But the state of California does not define contributions to a marriage in strictly economic terms. One spouse may have put considerable time and energy into raising children, caring for elderly parents, or making any number of sacrifices that can’t be measured in dollars but are vital, nonetheless.
The state of California believes that spouses in this situation should not have to suffer financially because of the divorce—or at the very least, their financial suffering should not exceed that of the other spouse. Spousal support—the legal term for alimony—is the way to rectify that. And it must be resolved in accord with the broad principles of California law. Spouses must also divide up their property in a way that meets the criteria of California’s community property doctrine.
Family law judges allow spouses considerable flexibility so long as the requirements of basic fairness and the best interests of children are met. If the Diamond Bar family law attorneys on each side can facilitate a settlement, the spouses can avoid going to trial and having a judge make these decisions for them.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement—known colloquially as a “prenup” is aimed at resolving the issues of a divorce in advance of the marriage itself. The goal is to alleviate potential disputes. Not everything that must be resolved in a divorce settlement can be dealt with in a prenup. Child custody, for example, can only be dealt with after a divorce has been filed. But issues of property division and spousal support can be addressed. A postnuptial agreement serves the same purpose, with the only difference being that couples finalize it after they’ve been married.
We're Here to Help
Being a parent comes with both rights and responsibilities. There is the right to spend time with your child and the obligation to support the child financially. There are difficult situations where these rights and responsibilities are under dispute. Whether it’s a father seeking his parental rights or a mother seeking the child support she needs and deserves, Apex Lawyers is here to help.
Call our Diamond Bar family lawyers today at (909) 306-5985.
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