Family law encompasses a broad scope of family related issues, from the drafting of prenuptial agreements before marriage to resolving spousal support and asset division in the event of a divorce. If you are seeking legal help in a matter regarding your family, you should contact a trusted and effective attorney who will work towards helping you achieve the desired result in your case.
Family law is a complex and intricate area of law, particularly in high net worth divorce cases and matters involving highly contested custody disputes. Proceeding in a family law matter without legal representation may put you at a disadvantage and significantly decrease your chances for a favorable outcome. An experienced family law attorney will ensure that all necessary factors have been accounted for (including the completion of required documentation) and help you accomplish your goals. Mansouri Law Offices has over a decade of experience in helping individuals resolve legal issues related to their family. We are able to provide high quality service in the following areas:
California handles divorce cases differently than any other state in the U.S. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to ensure that you select a divorce attorney on whom you can rely and trust to adequately represent your case according to the law.
Some cases of marriage can be annulled and made like they never happened in the first place. There are several reasons that could legally allow for an annulment that avoids the title of a divorce, and an attorney can explain each of these to you in depth.
There are two types of custody to consider when divorcing: legal child custody and physical child custody. Legal custody allows a parent the ability to make important decisions regarding the child(ren). Physical custody determines with which parent the children will spend most of their time.
After a divorce, if the custodial parent cannot financially support the children on their own the non-custodial parent may be required to step in and provide financial aid.
Spouses, ex-spouses, parents, children, boyfriends, girlfriends, fiancés and all other types of family members can be abused. Domestic violence includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse and happens more often than anyone would like to think.
Financial support may still be a legal requirement for couples who separate but were never legally married. This process can become very complicated, so it is important to ensure your rights are protected.
Especially when child custody and support cases are involved, establishing the paternity of a child or children could be crucial to the outcome of a case.
Post Decree Modifications
The terms and conditions established at the time of your divorce may not be applicable months or years after. In these cases, modifications to the decrees previously established can be made to reflect the current lifestyle of both parties.
Those who choose to create a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage rarely ever regret the decision. Although no one wants to think that their marriage could possibly end, cases of divorce in which a prenuptial agreement was established are often completed much more smoothly.
As a community property state, California requires divorcing couples to equally divide their property at the time of the split.
Same Sex Legal Issues
Registered Domestic Partnerships are California’s way of acknowledging the rights of same sex couples. In these partnerships, same sex couples are afforded rights that similarly reflect those awarded to married couples.
Spousal Support / Modification
The decision to award spousal support to one individual of a divorcing couple is the sole decision of the court. The duration of the marriage will be used to calculate how long spousal support payments will last.