Family Law Firm
Although some divorces are very simple, most divorces are entrenched in many complex issues that need to be worked out as part of the divorce decree. With an experienced and qualified divorce attorney, you will have the guidance and support you need to successfully get through your divorce.
At the Orange County Law Offices of Friske & Hilliard, our lawyers will answer all of your questions. We understand that every divorce case is unique. With more than 30 combined years of legal experience, you can trust that we will handle your divorce with great care and will reach the best outcome possible. Contact us online or call (714) 550-7229 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation.
The Ability to Handle Simple and Complex Divorces
Whether your divorce is simple or complex, our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys have the ability to create a tailored legal strategy based on individual needs, goals and interests. We have significant experience helping people with high net worth divorces, particularly when assets must be uncovered to ensure an equitable distribution of property. We are often able to resolve these cases completely via the Internet, when appropriate.
Divorce Issues Involving Children
For many divorcing couples, the most pressing issues involve the children. Where will they live? Who will provide their primary care? Who will be authorized to make important decisions involving their schooling and medical care?
At the Law Offices of Friske & Hilliard, our California divorce lawyers can help you reach acceptable resolutions regarding child custody and visitation. We can also help when paternity is in question. In some cases, it is essential for the mother to establish paternity to obtain child support from the father. In other cases, it is essential for the father to establish paternity to assert rights to visitation or custody of the child.
Divorce-Related Financial Issues
For most divorcing couples, money is an extremely important issue. We defend our clients’ financial interests in issues that include:
Property division: Generally, as a community property state, California will consider all of the assets obtained during the marriage as property shared equally between the spouses.
Alimony, spousal support and maintenance: Often, the spouse with a higher wage will need to pay to help support the other spouse.
Child support: Generally, when one of the spouses is a primary caregiver, the other spouse needs to contribute in order to fray the costs.
Divorce and consumer bankruptcy: In many cases, marital problems and financial problems go hand-in-hand. We can help you maximize your financial benefit by coordinating your divorce and Chapter 13 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Modification and Enforcement
Although a divorce decree is meant to be a long-term arrangement, it is not written in stone. When circumstances change, it is often possible to work with the court and with the couple to modify the terms of the contract. On the other hand, if one of the spouses is simply not living up to the terms of the agreement (by failing to make regular support or maintenance payments, or violating the terms of visitation, for example), we can help make sure that the court enforces the provisions of the divorce.
One of the most important ways we protect our clients’ interests is with our emphasis on mediation. Through mediation, we are often able to obtain agreements between the spouses on all aspects of divorce, in a way that allows the divorcing couple more control over the process and the outcome, while avoiding the time, cost and anxiety of litigation.
Contact Our California Law Firm Today
From our Orange County offices, we serve clients throughout Southern California. Contact us online or call (714) 550-7229 for a free initial consultation with one of our experienced and friendly attorneys.
Consultation Hours: Monday Through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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