Serving Southern California Clients in Divorce and Family Law Matters
Many people have little experience with the legal system except in connection with family law issues. These are often deeply personal matters, such as the dissolving of a marriage which entails the breakup of a family, the division of financial matters, and more. Having an experienced legal professional who can provide objective and knowledgeable advice, who can guide you through the legal process, and who can vigorously represent your best interests, whether through negotiation or in the courtroom can be invaluable. That is the service Calabasas divorce attorney Susanne A. Coine provides on a one-on-one personal basis for clients throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
To find out more about how the Law Offices of Susanne A. Coine can assist you with your legal concerns, please review the following topics. By clicking on the highlighted areas, you will be directed to additional pages of information concerning that subject.
Family Law Information
Divorce ends the legal marital relationship, restoring the parties to single status. In order to finalize a divorce, many related issues must be resolved. These include the division of marital property, assets, and debts, child custody and visitation, child support, and spousal support. Where the divorcing parties cannot agree on how these matters should be resolved, the courts will make the determination and issue court orders regarding them. Courtroom litigation can be lengthy, costly, and take an emotional toll on the opposing parties when it becomes adversarial. Alternate dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation can reduce the time, expense, and stress involved through cooperative problem-solving between couples.
A divorce can be contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce is one in which the parties have reached an agreement outside of the courtroom on all of the pertinent legal issues. The agreement can then be submitted to the court for approval. This type of divorce is faster and less expensive because it does not involve litigation. A contested divorce is one in which the couple cannot agree on all of the issues, requiring the matter to be brought before a family court.
Our firm handles all types of divorce as well as legal issues which may arise months or years after a divorce has been finalized, such as seeking modifications of custody or visitation, child support, or spousal support. Whether your divorce is a simple, uncontested matter or a complicated contested affair involving complex financial holdings, we are fully capable of representing your best interests. Because we are devoted exclusively to family law and because our Calabasas divorce lawyer has an extensive track record in this field, we offer outstanding value to our divorce clients.
Paternity becomes an issue where an unmarried father wishes to establish or disprove his parenthood for legal reasons. Paternity must be established in cases where an unmarried mother wishes to obtain child support or where an unmarried father wishes to take legal responsibility
Paternity becomes an issue where an unmarried father wishes to establish or disprove his parenthood for legal reasons. Paternity must be established in cases where an unmarried mother wishes to obtain child support or where an unmarried father wishes to take legal responsibility of his child for custody and visitation purposes. Click here to read more about paternity.
In some cases, married couples prefer to separate and live apart without taking the final step of divorce. A legal separation can be sought through the courts. All of the surrounding issues, such as child custody, child support, and other matters will need to be agreed upon. Click here to read more about legal separation.
Child custody and visitation rights are often one of the most divisive issues between parents. Even after a divorce has become finalized, the issue of custody and visitation may become disputed and require legal proceedings. Click here to read more about child custody and visitation.
Additional Family Law Services
Our firm handles other family law matters, including child support, spousal support, domestic violence situations, modification of custody and support orders, and step parent adoptions. We encourage you to consult with our attorney concerning your legal issue and concerns to find out how we can be of service.
Contact a Calabasas divorce lawyer at the firm to get started on your divorce or family law matter today.