Family Law Attorney Los Angeles
Our Compassionate Pasadena Family Law Attorney Can Help You Through Divorce
Divorce can be a traumatic experience, particularly when children are involved, and our California divorce lawyers can help and support you through the process. Spouses dissolving a marriage can become emotional and contentious about sensitive issues such as child custody, child support, and division of marital assets and debts.
Child Custody Based on the Best Interests of the Child
The guiding standard of the courts in California is the best interests of the child. Although one parent will typically maintain the child’s primary residence, the courts favor equal time sharing and joint legal custody whenever possible, so that the child does not have to spend extended periods of time away from either parent. If spouses cannot agree on a time-sharing plan, the court will look at a number of factors in arriving at a plan that promotes the child’s best interests. The professionalism with which your case is presented in court can significantly impact the final decisions made on child custody matters.
California Child Support Guidelines
The court has the final authority to order the amount of child support you or your spouse will pay. The court’s decision is based on California Child Support Guidelines. You can estimate the amount of child support that may be ordered in your case by using the online calculator provided by the Department of Child Support Services.
Caring Representation in Family Law Matters
Divorce is a difficult and stressful experience and it helps to have a highly-skilled divorce lawyer to guide you through the process. At Access Lawyers Group, our goal is to protect your rights and interests, and those of your children, and to help you pursue the best possible outcome for your family.
Whether you are facing divorce or dealing with other family law matters such as child custody or child support, our California family lawyers have the skills and experience you want on your side. If you are planning to marry, we can assist you with a prenuptial agreement to give you certainty on how your assets will be distributed should the marriage come to an end at some future point.
Source: CA Department of Child Support Services: Guideline Calculator