“Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.” ~ Robin Williams
Family Law Attorney Carlsbad
The majority of our family law cases consist of divorce matters. Dissolution of marriage is often one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life as it affects them emotionally and financially. Good people are often so distressed during this time that it is crucial that they have a strong and experienced attorney by their side to help them navigate through the hostile, difficult and uncertain waters.
Dissolution of marriage is not just about ending your marriage. It is also about division of property, spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony), child custody, and child support. A divorce can begin with temporary orders in these areas and then progress to a final judgment. The outcome of these orders can have serious and lasting impact on your life because parents are obligated to support their children until they reach the age of majority or have graduated high school, even if they are 18. In a long term marriage, the court can award that the financially advantaged spouse provide financial support to the “disadvantaged” spouse long after the divorce is final. Obtaining the best child custody award often hinges on the court deciding what is in the children’s best interest, which requires a skilled attorney to argue to your advantage. Child support is often contentious and awards are dependent not just on the parties’ incomes but also on their time with the children. Trying to represent yourself or trusting inexperienced counsel in these complex areas is ill-advised.
Family law also consists of domestic violence restraining orders, prenuptial agreements, legal separation, QDRO’s, and paternity actions, which our firm is skilled and experienced in handling.
Call us today to see how we can help you resolve your family law matters.
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YOUR NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY FAMILY LAW EXPERTS
Dissolution of Marriage
Qualified Domestic Relations Order