If you are currently dealing with a legal matter in your family, your first step should be to get in touch with a Pomona divorce lawyer from my team at the Hedtke Law Firm. My main goal is to ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way and that your specific goals are met. I understand that it can be difficult for family members to see eye-to-eye in legal matters and having a mediator involved could make all the difference in how your case turns out. I offer a free case evaluation so that you can let me know the details of your case quickly and easily.
Two Main Categories
Issues Involving Marriage
The two main categories of family law in California deals with marriage and children. In regards to marriage, my firm can help you create a prenuptial agreement, file for a divorce, and everything in between. Many people think that prenuptial agreements are only for the very wealthy, however, nothing could be further from the truth. No one knows what the future will hold and it is best to be prepared for any eventuality. If you decide to file for a divorce, it is important to know that there are three ways to end a marriage. Divorce is one, but legal separation or annulment could also be an option. Since California is a no-fault state, you only have to state that there are irreconcilable differences in order to be granted the divorce. If you are in a domestic partnership, the same three options are available to you in order to end the marriage.
Issues Involving Children
Family law issues regarding children include child support, child custody, emancipation, and more. Parents are responsible for taking care of their children and this includes helping provide for them financially. Child support payments are given to parents who have custody of children under the age of 18. Once they reach 18, the payments stop. Child support may be ordered by the court after a divorce, if a married couple is living apart, or if a legal parental relationship has been established. When one parent has physical custody of a child, the other parent will most likely be given visitation rights. The parents could also share physical custody of the children with a parenting plan. Lastly, emancipation allows children who are not yet 18 to legally become adults. They are no longer financially dependent on their parents and can live wherever they want.
Preserving Your Assets in Pomona
Divorce involves plenty of financial considerations, including:
- Child Support,
- Division of Assets,
- And more.
If you do not receive a fair ruling in this step of the divorce process, you may face difficulty in the future. To ensure that you retain a secure financial future, consult the Hedtke Law Firm who has a nuanced understanding of divorce law.
Helping You Maintain Your Most Important Relationships
There is no one more important to you than your children, and one of your highest priorities is to remain a large part of your children’s lives no matter what happens in the divorce. However, the opposing spouse may have different ideas due to the belief that s/he knows what’s best for them or just plain personal resentment. An experienced Pomona divorce lawyer can fight to ensure that you get enough time with your children and also make significant contributions towards their upbringing.
Litigation is not necessary for every divorce case; in fact, mediation, or outside negotiation, is overall the preferred option. Our legal team is comprised of skillful negotiators who can help you resolve your divorce in conjunction with the opposing attorneys. However, if mediation is not an option, we are willing to confront the challenges of a trial divorce head on. We are ready and willing to fight aggressively for your rights and your goals.
Contact Our Pomona Family Law Office Today at 909 736-3111.