We will take some cases on a
real estate lien basis with the client paying only hard costs up
Contact us for further information concerning this option.
Our firm provides aggressive
representation in family law cases. Our representation extends to
all parts of Los Angeles County. We represent clients in divorce,
spousal support, child custody/visitation and more, including:
right to move out of state with child,
Modification of child
custody, child visitation, child support,
Modification of spousal
support, and much
Our office treats every case
with the aggressive and effective attention that each case
A marriage may be legally dissolved in
California, returning the parties single status in three ways: (a)
death of one of the parties; (b) a judgment of marriage
dissolution; or (c) a judgment of nullity of marriage.
Allegations of “fault” play no role in a marriage dissolution
proceeding which means that evidence of specific acts of
misconduct are generally irrelevant and inadmissible in terms of
dissolving the marriage itself. Equal division of the
community estate is ordinarily mandatory. On the other hand,
issues of “innocence” or “fault” are highly probative in a nullity
Child Support: Child support issues include support
obligations owed on behalf of a child or an amount owing to a
county for reimbursement of public assistance paid on behalf of a
child. It also includes past-due support and arrearages as
well as maintenance and education of children.
There are two general types of spousal support orders issued in a
(1) Pendente lite: During the
dissolution or legal separation proceeding the court may order one
party to pay an amount necessary for the support of the other.
Until entry of a final judgment, pendente lite spousal support can
be awarded without regard to the merits of the case.
(2) By judgment: In a judgment of
dissolution or legal separation, the court may order a party to
pay for the support of the other party for a period of time that
the court determines is just and reasonable, based on the standard
of living established during the marriage. Final judgments
containing support provisions can be modified if there is a
substantial change in circumstances.
Under the Family Code, the Superior Court is empowered, during
the dissolution proceeding or at any time thereafter, to make an
order for the custody of a child during minority that seems
necessary or proper.