From divorces and separations to domestic violence, family law attorneys help families navigate the legal solutions they need to help move forward. At the Law Offices of Michelanne Hrubic, we are dedicated to helping you. We believe that no one should have to face difficult challenges alone, so we customize our services to fit your needs. With our Chino Hills, CA, services, you will receive the legal help you need, and you will also find a compassionate attorney at your side.
Many families may think they can resolve their issues independently of an attorney, or they can’t justify the cost of utilizing their help. However, family law attorneys are knowledgeable in several areas that can become issues in family relationships, including divorce, marriage, adoption, child custody, child support, paternity, alimony, division of property, domestic violence, and more.
The role of a family law attorney is to advise, negotiate, and represent you through the resolution of these issues, whether it is between individuals, through mediation, or through litigation in a courtroom. There are many assumptions about laws that impact families, but a family law attorney can help you understand the facts and work to ensure you receive a fair outcome.
Divorce is one of the most common types of cases handled by family law attorneys. Because marriage is a contract between two people, the divorce process legally dissolves that contract. Some couples enter into the divorce process with the greatest of intentions and feel as though they can work amicably through the details. However, many couples soon discover that is easier said than done. With the help of a family law attorney, your divorce process can stay on track by having someone at your side with your interests in mind while protecting your rights. Because this can be an emotional process, an attorney can help ensure your paperwork and filings stay on track.
One of the misconceptions in a divorce is that a disparity between spousal incomes automatically means there will be spousal support awarded. However, many other factors play a role in how this is decided, and income is just one part of that. Courts will additionally consider the accumulated debts shared by the couple, each spouse’s ability to work, and their earning potential. In some cases, spousal conduct in and outside of the marriage could play a role. The process for determining if and how much spousal support is awarded requires a lot of paperwork and document collection, all of which are guided by your family law attorney.
Child custody and support is one of the most important areas of family law because it impacts a part of your family that you want to protect the most. Child custody and support cases can be one of the most difficult cases to navigate because everyone is trying to do what they feel meets the needs of the children involved. Unfortunately, these decisions are often driven by emotion. However, when it comes to the law, there are very specific parameters to consider when deciding both where the child will live and how much support each parent is responsible for.
When it comes to custody, determining factors include:
When determining child support, factors include:
In both custody and support agreements, parents are encouraged to work together to create a plan prior to any court involvement. With a family law attorney, the parents can negotiate and discuss the parameters. Ultimately, the law says the agreement must do what is in the interest of the child.
If you already have an agreement in place, an attorney can help file petitions with the court when changes need to be made.
There are many attorneys who practice family law, so knowing which one is right for you could be difficult. On the surface, they may all look the same. However, with a little research and with asking the right questions, the process may be a little easier. Here are some suggestions:
Family law can be emotionally draining and legally confusing. If you are having legal troubles with your family, consult an experienced attorney. At the Law Offices of Michelanne Hrubic, our attorney has supported individuals and families in multiple areas of family law. Our team is focused on representing you and keeping your interests first. Contact us today, and let us put our experience to work for you.
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