Los Angeles Family Law Lawyer
If you are currently going through a divorce or involved in child custody case, you know by now this can be a difficult time for your family, especially for children.
Dealing with legal issues that have a direct life-altering impact on the entire family, such as dissolution of marriage, spousal support, child custody and support, division of assets and property, you need to have an attorney on your side who has experienced in all type of family law matters in Los Angeles Courthouses.
Without skilled legal representation, your case could drag out for many months or even years, which is not uncommon when dealing with family law issues.
At Furman & Zavatsky, our family law attorneys in Los Angeles will thoroughly review your situation in order to determine the best strategy for a positive outcome.
If you need an experienced lawyer to assist you with your divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreement, father's rights, legal separation, paternity, restraining orders, or domestic violence issue, contact our law firm for a free initial consultation.
Family law disputes in California are typically very emotional and financially draining for everyone involved. Every family law case is unique and will require a close examination of the details in order to develop an effective strategy.
Our legal team are skilled courtroom negotiators with a track record of success who are dedicated to making this difficult time in your life as easy as possible. We can help you with divorce negotiation or representation at trial in all Los Angeles County family law courts.
Family Law Practice Areas
The term “family law” covers a wide range of practice areas in California that are often complex legal matters. These of course include the main categories of divorce, alimony, and child custody. However, family law issues include a long list of other crucial categories directly related to divorcing couples. Our Los Angeles family law attorneys have experience in the following areas:
- Prenuptial Agreement
- Postnuptial Agreement
- Spousal Support (alimony)
- Child Support
- Child Custody
- Child Relocation
- Modification of Court Orders
- Property Division
- Domestic Violence
- Restraining Orders
- Father's Rights
- Grandparent's Rights
- High-Asset Divorce
- Physician Divorce
Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage in Los Angeles
Going through the divorce process can be one of the most difficult times of your life. The process of getting a divorce involves making decisions on dividing property and assets, which often become a hotly debated issue.
Our experienced family law attorneys will defend your position and always seek the best possible resolution. It's crucial that we get out clients everything they are entitled under California law.
A divorce is normally the result of each spouse having a disagreement on the final terms and will need a family court to get involved and make decisions on child custody, child support, spousal support, and other divorce related issues.
A marriage dissolution in Los Angeles means the spouses are able to work out the terms on their own without the family law court getting involved. This means the couple was able to reach an agreement on important issues before they file a petition for separation.
These issues include division of property, child visitation, paying debts, dividing assets, and which parent the children will live with.
When your family is in the middle of a divorce process, we know it can often seem overwhelming. Most couples who are getting a divorce are not familiar with the California family law legal system. Our lawyers will guide you through the process and explain all the legal options.
We will answer all your questions and provide advice on a variety of important decisions that will impact the future of your family. If you need a divorce lawyer, child custody attorney, or legal representation for any type of related family law matter, we can help you.
Child Custody in Los Angeles
In a situation where divorcing couples can't reach an agreement on dividing their children's time, then it often becomes necessary to get a Los Angeles family court involved to make crucial decisions on the child custody arrangement.
When this occurs, it is absolutely crucial you have legal representation by a family law lawyer in Los Angeles who is well-versed in California family laws (link) and familiar with judge in the local court.
Our attorneys have extensive experience representing spouses in child custody cases. Every case is unique and we need to first closely examine all the details in order to develop a court strategy.
It's important that you understand that all Los Angeles family law court judges will make their child custody decisions based on the best interest of the child. This means we need to deliver a strategic approach that will require careful research and planning.
We will have to sit down with you for a thorough interview to make sure we can provide the court with accurate information on the extent of your involvement with your children and how much time each parent shares in their child's life.
We need to be able to make a persuasive argument that you are the major care giver of your children should be awarded primary or sole custody.
Child Support in Los Angeles
Child support means to hold a parent responsible for the well-being of their children. Child support payments are paid from one parent to the other to help the primary care giver with the cost of raising their children.
In many divorces, the parents are able to reach an agreement on the amount of child support payments. However, child support is often ordered by a Los Angeles family court after a review of the financial situation of both parents.
Our child support lawyers have a track record of success obtaining child support payments for our clients either though a negotiated settlement of through the order a family court judge.
It's worth noting that while child support is normally determined using a complex formula using a wide range of factors, judges still retain some discretion while making final awards for child support payments.
You might be in a difficult situation where it has been a struggle to get child support payments from your ex-spouse and need some assistance with enforcement of the court order. You need to have legal representation from a family law lawyer in order to resolve a child support dispute.
We have also had success in increasing the amount of child support payments for a parent who is the primary care giver. In some situations, a parent might need to locate and test a father in order to prove paternity, because they are legally obligated under California law to provide financial support.
Call Our Los Angeles Family Law Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Our experienced legal team is dedicated to helping clients in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California navigate the divorce and family law process.
You should be aware there are certain time limits in California family law that must be met or you risk losing your case if you don't act in time.
Our law firm understands divorce and family law matters are unique and often require a customized strategy to achieve the best possible outcome on your case.
Our family law lawyers will focus on your goals and develop a plan to achieve them. We know divorce is stressful and can quickly divide your entire family. Our job is to provide you with superior legal representation that serves your best interest.
At Furman & Zavatsky, our experienced Los Angeles family law attorneys are skilled negotiators and trial lawyers dedicated to our clients.
If you need legal assistance with divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division, or any related California family law matter, contact us for a free consultation at 818-528-3471.