The trend in family law today seems to be in favor of couples getting their issues resolved as quickly and as amicably as possible. Doing so is often peddled as a good thing for a person's emotions and for the well-being of that person's children, especially if the children are still at home as minors. Amicable splits also are admittedly easier on one's time and finances.
However, the unfortunate reality is that not every Los Angeles resident is going to have the luxury of being able to part ways with a spouse or even a long-term partner to whom he or she is not legally married, without a lot of conflict.
At times, these conflicts even reach boiling points where allegations of domestic violence, child abuse or neglect and financially impropriety get thrown into the mix. When adultery or cruelty is being alleged, significant conflict can also follow. When children are involved, it can make the overall situation worse simply because one or both parents are going to do everything they reasonably can to protect their offspring.
These sorts of cases are difficult to resolve quickly and usually are going to entail some traditional litigation. This will often require the help of an experienced family law attorney who knows how to deal with complicated child custody issues and marital estates with a lot of assets and debts.
The founding attorney at our law office is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has a track record of handling complicated, and very contentious, divorces and other family law matters. He can assist concerned parents and others going through a high conflict split with making sure that their rights are protected during a time in which these rights are especially vulnerable to being disregarded.