Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce)
We understand that the process of going through a divorce or family law matter is a stressful and emotional experience. The decision-making process can be challenging and the impact is life-changing. Divorce can alter the family dynamic, assets, and your financial future. We strive to ease the effects of this uncertain and stressful period.
Our qualified attorneys are experts in all aspects of the process and are proactive in advancing your case. Whether you require a simple, uncontested dissolution or have a highly complex matter involving an extensive estate and difficult child custody issues, our firm is equipped to protect and advance your and your family’s rights.
Spousal and Child Support
Spousal and child support can be complicated issues and often receive a considerable amount of focus. We understand the utmost importance of these issues and the extreme impact it has on the lives of our clients and their families, regardless of whether they are the supported or supporting party. We will utilize our vast experience and expertise to lead you through this process and present all available options which are specifically geared toward your and your family’s financial needs and goals.
The issues of property division often seem complex and overwhelming when dealing with a high-value estate. Our attorneys are highly trained in the financial aspects of family law and have the utmost expertise in these matters. Additionally, we have a family law attorney on staff who is also trained as a Certified Public Accountant.
Premarital (Prenuptial), Post Marital and Cohabitation Agreements
Planning for and protecting your future often begins before you begin living with someone, get married or contemplate filing for a divorce. We are experienced and skilled in the preparation of premarital and post-marital agreements with a sharp focus on protecting your future financial well-being. We are also adept in the preparation of cohabitation agreements for clients who wish to plan a future with a significant other, but may not have plans to marry.
Child custody is an emotionally draining issue for most clients. We understand how difficult this process is and will provide you with expert guidance through the labyrinth of child custody settlement or litigation.
We have well-established relationships with the mental health community and will make available to you the tools needed to better serve your family’s needs.
Our attorneys are also experts in the area of domestic and international “move-away” cases, as well as international abduction cases (also known as Hague Convention cases).
Post Divorce Issues/Support & Custody Modifications
Family Law matters do not always conclude when a final Judgment is entered by the Court. Issues of custody and support can carry on for years after the Judgment is entered. We navigate with you the complications often associated with modification issues and help to put in place a plan aimed at reducing or eliminating the need for future proceedings.
Post-Divorce issues may also include the need to address property that was not divided during the original divorce proceeding. We are highly skilled at post-judgment adjudication of assets to ensure that our clients receive his/her full interest in the marital estate.
Under California law, same-sex couples or Domestic Partners are afforded and subject to many of the same rights, obligations and responsibilities as spouses in a marriage.
If the parties choose to dissolve this partnership, Harris • Ginsberg LLP attorneys are experts in navigating this area of the law and are extremely experienced in all issues that may arise such as custody, support and tax-related concerns.
Paternity/Parentage actions involve issues of custody, child support, and attorney fees. We are well versed and very experienced in the handling of these matters and their intricacies. We will work with you and provide sound direction through this emotionally trying process so that you may accomplish an outcome that is in the best interests of you and your family.