Orange County Divorce Attorney

divorce lawyersWhen going through a separation or contemplating divorce, it is important to have an experienced divorce attorney guiding you through the process. Even in seemingly amicable and uncomplicated divorce proceedings, there are situations that need to be addressed which can impact your family’s well-being and financial security. Having a knowledgeable Orange County divorce attorney by your side can help ensure you are protected.  

How Our Orange County Divorce Attorney Can Assist You

Under the California Family Code, there are four important issues you should speak with your divorce attorney about that often arise in divorce cases:

  1. Property Division

California is a community property state, meaning all property and assets accumulated during the marriage are divided equally between the spouses. Your divorce attorney can assist by negotiating the following:

  • The sole possession by you of certain assets in exchange for others of equal value;
  • Obtaining a greater than equal share if there has been any intentional misappropriation by your spouse, such as gifting money or property to a mistress, friends, or other family members;
  • Uncovering any hidden assets your spouse fails to report in financial disclosures.
  1. Spousal Support

Under Article 3 of the California Code, your divorce attorney may be able to negotiate spousal support as part of your divorce agreement. Even if you are currently working, the amount you earn may not be enough to maintain the standard of living during your marriage, and there are often situations in which one spouse sacrifices educational pursuits or career advancement for the sake of supporting their partner.

  1. Child Custody and Visitation

Under California Family Court guidelines, you are required to submit a parenting plan outlining how you and your spouse will care for your child and where they will live after your divorce.  After consulting with your divorce attorney, you may opt for sole, primary custody while your child has visitation with the other parent, or you may choose a joint parenting arrangement. In addition to physical custody, your divorce attorney can help negotiate legal custody issues, concerning who will make decisions on matters such as your child’s health, education, and religious upbringing.

  1. Child Support

Depending on custody arrangements, you divorce attorney can advise you on whether you are entitled to receive child support or if you are obligated to pay. Child support orders are based on the parent’s income as well as the child’s needs, and should include provisions for basic food and shelter, as well as educational, recreational, and health care expenses.

Contact Our Orange County Divorce Attorneys Today

If you have questions about divorce proceedings or are contemplating filing, contact our Orange County divorce attorneys today. At R & S Law Group, LLP, we can advise you on the best course of action in your situation, while providing the professional legal representation you need to ensure you get the divorce settlement you deserve. Reach out to us today for professional assistance with your case.