Port Hueneme Cbc Base, California Divorce Lawyers
California Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
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I have been practicing exclusively Family Law since 1994, and have been a Certified Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2008. I have handled hundreds of family law matters throughout the years, and bring this solid background of experience to every case I handle. Each client and each client's...
Christina Shaffer has been practicing Family Law since 2004. Ms. Shaffer has just received the NAWBO Bravo 2019 Award for Community Advocate of the Year. Ms. Shaffer’s office just recently became a winner of the 2018 Ventura County Star Reader’s Choice Award for the best East County Law Office. In addition to being a recipient of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40...
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If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.
Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.
Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.
Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.
Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).
Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.
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