When you face legal matters involving family, it’s not just about who is right and who is wrong on the legal side of things. It is also about the emotional, mental, and physical effects of being in contention with those who are, or were once, the closest to you. An attorney who understands the emotional struggle you are dealing with, along with the legal issues you face, won’t make facing your family member in court any easier, but it can make the process far more bearable.
Divorce and Separation
Divorces, annulments, and legal separations are some of the most common cases the family courts see. Along with the actual legal ending of the marriage, individuals must deal with the financial and physical impacts of the divorce, which typically involves a reduction in household income and may involve relocation to a new place.
Issues you may have to work out during the divorce process include the division of property and assets, custody of children and visitation rights, child support, spousal support, and living arrangements. During this process, your attorney will research to help ensure you know about all assets, including those the other party may be hiding, and help you build a case for the custody, visitation, and support arrangement you want. In a best case scenario, your attorney might be able to help you come to an agreement with your ex-partner through mediation. If not, your attorney will represent your interests before a judge in court.
Other Family Legal Matters
While divorce may be one of the most common reasons individuals face off in family court, there are numerous other legal issues that are handled by the family court system as well. The Law Offices of Ardalan Samandari specializes in a variety of family law issues including but not limited to:
- Legal Separation
- Domestic Partnership
- Child Custody
- Parenting Time
- Child Support
- Department of Child Support Services Cases
- Spousal Support
- Modification of Orders
- Reimbursement Claims
- Property Division
- Omitted Assets
- Violation of Fiduciary Duties
- Domestic violence cases, including restraining orders (family or civil)
- Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
- Attorney’s Fees
- Contempt/Enforcement Actions
Los Angeles Area Family Law Attorney
When you face family legal matters in California, you need a California-based attorney who knows the state’s family court system. The Law Offices of Ardalan Samandari represents clients throughout the Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.