If you are currently going through a divorce, or are considering a divorce, your first step should be to contact the Law Office of Stephen A. Gershman in Encino, CA. Our law firm has a complete understanding of the divorce law in the state of California, and can provide the expert legal representation you require.
Whether you are considering a divorce, legal separation, dissolution, nullity, or any other means of terminating your marriage, the filing must be approved through the courts. A divorce decree may resolve a variety of issues pertaining to the marriage, including division of property, spousal support, child support, child custody and visitation rights, restraining orders, and more.
The division of property is sometimes the most complex issue within the divorce decree. Our law office has the experience in divorce law that you need to ensure your rights are protected. Our legal team will make sure all marital property obtain while married is divided properly despite whose name it is under. This property includes real estate, bank accounts, household furnishings, vehicles, pensions, income tax, outstanding debts, loans, mortgages, and more.
In addition, if you inherited property while you were married, such as a family business, we can help you retain this property, since it is not considered joint property. Settling any marital debt is equally important because if not worded correctly in the divorce decree, you could still be liable for those costs. Our divorce law experts will ensure you are protected from any future legal issues.
We will also help you fight for the child support and spousal support payments that are right for you. Child support payments are made to help the custodial spouse cover the children’s living expenses. The amount of these payments is typically predetermined by the courts. Alimony, on the other hand, is determined by a judge’s order.
The best solution to avoid a messy divorce is to have a prenuptial agreement established prior to your marriage. This official agreement will list all property, such as real estate, businesses, savings accounts, pensions, assets, bonds, stocks, and debts. It will detail who will retain this property if there is a divorce. These agreements can also pre-determine alimony and/or child support payments, and how the property will be divided upon the death of one of the parties.