Family LawA good family law attorney will have experience with these situations and can help you navigate through difficult issues.
Family law deals with sensitive family issues and relationships. The impact on our families and ourselves can cause stress and wreak havoc, often taking a toll on our emotional, financial, and professional well-being.
When you are going through matters pertaining to family law, our divorce attorneys, child custody lawyers, and general family law specialists are here to help you deal with those challenges.
As advocates with your best interest at heart, our family law attorneys can help you navigate through the process and provide you with the next steps to move forward.
We will work with your spouse to handle the paperwork and provide a buffer for you so you can concentrate on what matters most to you.
The end of a relationship can be difficult so it is important to have a skilled family law and divorce attorney standing with you. We will be by your side during the court process, which we understand can be daunting, confusing, and intimidating.
From beginning to end, Mendes Law, PC will be there to defend your legal rights and make the transition to your future as smooth as possible.
Mendes Law Family Law Practices
At Mendes Law, PC, our divorce attorneys want you to know what to expect and how to endure the hurdles, legal and emotional, that you will go through.
Child Support / Custody
Children need the support of both parents to succeed in life. Child support goes toward housing, food, education, clothing, and other necessities. In California, child support is a calculation based on many factors.
Spousal Support / Alimony
Spousal Support can be a more complex issue in California, and we recommend that you retain an attorney if you think you are owed or must pay Spousal Support or alimony.
Mediation is an orderly and non-confrontational process providing people involved in a family law dispute an opportunity to have a dialogue about the issues involved. This dialogue frequently allows them to form an agreement that works for both parties.
Pre-nup / Post-nup
A Prenuptial agreement provides for the disposition of assets, costs, and responsibilities should a divorce happen. It can be a flexible, free-ranging agreement, and we recommend that you have your own attorney if you are considering signing one.
Divorce Forensic Accounting
Before a divorce can be finalized, the joint assets of a marriage must first be identified. At times, these assets can be:
- Complex and hard to value, like complex investments, real estate, or a business
- Hidden or hard to find, like liquid assets that are held overseas
A Forensic Accountant can help uncover assets and provide a valuation.
Family Law Resources
Division of Assets in a Divorce: Why Consulting an Attorney is in Your Best Interests
When you divorce, state law requires you and your partner to divide the marital assets...
Preparing for Life After Divorce
The sooner you prepare yourself for life after divorce, the better you and your children will be.
Is a Private Judge the Way to Go?
A question which is often not considered in divorce cases is whether you should continue...
Got a lot of assets? Here are 3 things to consider for a High Asset Divorce.
In long term marriages, the community fortune is just that, the community’s. The division and disposition of these assets can be a complicated, confusing and arduous task.
Can Your Child Support Payments Go Up?
If you have questions about your child support payments, and whether what you are paying or receiving is accurate, please feel free to contact Mendes Law, PC
Your Spousal Duties and Responsibilities DO NOT END at filing
The California Family Code enforces fiduciary duties on divorcing spouses. Anyone involved in a dissolution of marriage, legal separation or modification needs to familiarize themselves with these duties.
Filing for Divorce? Be aware of Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATRO’s)
Upon filing for a divorce in California, Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (often referred to as “ATROS”) kick in. You will see these on Page 2 of your Summons.
“Say WATT?!” So you want to stay in the house…
A Watts Charge (or Watts Credit, they are interchangeable) refers to the obligation of one spouse to the other for the exclusive use of a community property asset following the date of separation.
You Can’t Handle the Truth: Divorce Mediation, can you really handle it?
Divorce mediation can be a productive process, and if both parties truly participate, it can save a very substantial amount in legal fees. The caveat is that both parties must truly participate.
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