Upland, California Divorce Lawyers
California Divorce Attorney with 19 years experience
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California Divorce Lawyer
California Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
California Divorce Lawyer with 30 years experience
- (310) 393-0236
- Free Consultation
Mr. Hedtke attended the University of La Verne College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.
Prior to opening his own practice, Mr. Hedtke practiced law with several local law firms as an Associate. Over the past several...
Attentive, results-oriented representation in divorce and child custody cases.
These areas of law are of particular importance to me because of the potential harm they can cause to an individual and their family, and how I can help prevent, reverse or improve that impact.
I have an office in Rancho Cucamonga and Victorville and serve clients throughout the Inland...
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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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