Divorce is an emotionally-charged and terribly stressful situation, and if children are involved, it’s even more stressful for you, and stressful on them. Divorce brings about so many life changes for everyone involved, that you want the process to be as simple as possible, and resolve as quickly as possible. The attorneys at Oriole Law Group are experienced in handling all types of divorces and are committed to fighting for your rights and helping you come out with a resolution that fits your needs.
Do You Want to Avoid Court?
Are you and your former spouse able to work together toward a dissolution that fits both of your needs? Do you want to stay out of the contentious courtroom as much as possible? If that is your goal our experienced attorneys will do their best to utilize mediation and other avenues to resolve issues in your divorce and hopefully keep you out of the courtroom.
Highly Contentious Situation: Contested Divorce
If you’ve gotten to the point in your marriage that you have decided to get a divorce, you want the process to be as smooth as possible so you can just put this all behind you. However, that isn’t always possible. Sometimes there are just too many points of disagreement, and too many complex issues that are impossible for the parties to solve. You may have a hostile and volatile situation with your former spouse. They may be fighting you at every turn and making this as painful for you as possible. If this is your situation, our highly skilled attorneys will stand with you and fight to protect your rights, and move the process along so you can get it all behind you.
What Needs to Be Proven in Court?
The most common issues to fight over in a divorce are how to divide the assets, child and spousal support and custody of the children. We will work with you to develop a plan of action that is unique to your individual situation.
One of the things that needs to be decided by the court is whether each thing you own is your separate property and is yours to keep, or is community property and must be divided between you and your former spouse. Sometimes it’s difficult to tell at first glance how certain property should be divided. We have experts we can bring in to help us answer those difficult questions and present that evidence to the court.
Same-Sex Divorce and Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships
The dissolution of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships carry with them the same important issues and heated emotions. Dissolving a same-sex marriage or registered domestic partnership is done through the court system and addresses all of the same issues that are addressed in divorce, such as division of assets, support obligations and child custody.
Dividing up property that you and your former spouse own can be a contentious part of ending a marriage or domestic partnership. California is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during the course of the marriage will be equally divided between you both.
You need to be proactive in defending your rights to your property at the time of divorce or dissolution. Call Oriole Law Group to talk to an experienced lawyer about your individual situation and to help you identify all your martial property, and help you fight for what you are entitled to.
Dividing Complex Assets and Debt
Some assets are simple to divide, like the house you bought with your spouse, you are each entitled to half the value. Some are more complicated, like the 401(k) and retirement accounts you and your former spouse contributed to during your marriage or domestic partnership. When you are facing the division of this type of property, it is extremely important you have an attorney aggressively asserting your rights.
At Oriole Law Group, we are committed to helping you get through the process and move on with your life. Meet with us to see how we can help.