Family law is a complex practice area that covers complicated issues, including child custody, divorce and domestic violence. If you are involved in a family law case, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you understand the law and make the best possible decisions.
About Family Law in California
Family law covers all cases involving couples and/or children. Common examples of family law cases include:
Divorce and Separation
If you and your spouse or partner no longer want to be together, a divorce or separation will end your relationship under California law. During these cases, you and your former spouse or partner must resolve multiple issues, including property division, debt division, child support, child custody and more. A qualified attorney can help you negotiate the best possible settlement in your divorce or separation.
If you and your child’s other parent don’t live together consistently, formal child custody arrangements are recommended. The state of California establishes all custody arrangements based on the best interests of the child or children involved.
In most cases, California law will require a child’s non-custodial parent to make regular child support payments to the child’s custodial parent. The amount required will depend on the parents’ income and the needs of the child, as well as the custody arrangements. If any of these circumstances change, child support can be modified by the court.
Guardianship and Adoption
Guardianship gives you legal authority to care for another person and make decisions on his or her behalf, while adoption allows you to become a child’s legal parent. In either situation, you need a legal representative who understands California law.
Here at the Law Offices of Larry L. Nash, we have extensive experience dealing with all of the following issues:
- Dissolution of marriage
- Termination of domestic partnerships/civil unions
- Debt/property division
- Child custody
- Child Custody evaluations
- Child support
- Minors’ counsel matters
- Dependency Court
- Spousal support
- Wage assignment
- Domestic violence
- Civil harassment
- Complex litigation
- Forensic accounting
- Business/real property evaluation
If you are dealing with any of the issues above and you would like to learn more about working with the Law Offices of Larry L. Nash, please call us today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!