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Family Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

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A divorce is one of the most stressful events you’ll ever face. On top of the emotional roller coaster of a break up comes hard legal challenges and decisions. We encourage parties to reach a fair and reasonable settlement when possible. As Sacramento, California’s best divorce attorneys whenever impossible, we aggressively argue the best possible case as if it were our own.

We’ll negotiate a fair solution in your family law case. With a wealth of experience and skill, our divorce attorneys will make the necessary divisions and ensure all parties are provided for. You can depend on us to file the necessary paperwork and get everything done in a timely manner. We maintain a great rapport with local courts. If you don’t want to hire a full-time attorney, we also offer consultation services. Reach out to us now to finalize your divorce.

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Our Negotiation Skills Are Top Notch

Family matters like divorce and child custody cases can be emotional situations. Our divorce attorneys can provide a fair, nonjudgmental voice during the case. We can negotiate a number of matters within your divorce case, including:

  • Property and debt division

  • Custody and parenting visitation

  • Child and spousal support

We’ll come up with fair solutions that will help you avoid legal fees. We’ll look at the big picture to work out the small details in the best way possible. You won’t have to spend large amounts of money to distribute your assets. We’re skilled at balancing the needs of all parties involved, including children.

Some Options to Consider…

In general assets and debts acquired during marriage are “community” in Sacramento, California. Thus, the assets and debts are equally divided upon marriage termination. However, there are many nuances that can affect the general rule. For example, an inheritance or gift during marriage is presumed to be and can remain separate property. Contributions of separate property to the “community estate” (for example, a home improvement of the community home with an inheritance) may be protected and reimbursed to the gifting party upon marriage termination. The rules can be complex and sound legal counsel is essential to a successful case.

Divorce v. Separation

A legal separation and a divorce accomplish the same results concerning property and debt division, custody, and child/spousal support. However, at the completion of the case, the parties remain married. In some cases, parties do not want to terminate their marriage, but in all other aspects do not want to remain legally obligated to or for their spouse. This may be because of a lawsuit involving one spouse, health insurance needs, or even spiritual reasons.

Asset/Debt Division

In general assets and debts acquired during marriage are “community” in California. Thus, the assets and debts are equally divided upon marriage termination. However, there are many nuances that can affect the general rule. For example, an inheritance or gift during marriage is presumed to be and can remain separate property. Contributions of separate property to the “community estate” (for example, a home improvement of the community home with an inheritance) may be protected and reimbursed to the gifting party upon marriage termination. The rules can be complex and sound legal counsel is essential to a successful case.

Custody

Perhaps the worst party of an “ugly divorce” is a custody dispute. More often than not a parent confuses anger against the other party for a perception of what’s best for the children, resulting in arguments that often are ridiculous or have no relevance under the law. We encourage parties to put their emotions aside and consider what’s best for the children. In many cases, the other side is unable to do that. Aggressive representation to make reasoned arguments to the court is critical to a successful case.

Support

Child and spousal support is often a contested issue. Although the law sets forth formulas and guidelines for the court to use, there can often be an attempt to manipulate facts by altering income, working for cash, or outright misrepresentation. Forensic accounting work can be helpful to sift through so the truth gets to the judge.