Contested Divorce in California's South Bay
Skilled Legal Representation from Torrance Divorce Lawyers
If there are unresolved issues complicating your California marriage dissolution
- such as a disagreement over
property division, debt division,
alimony payments, or
child custody - you and your spouse may decide to take these matters to family court.
In these cases, a judge will determine a resolution to your case. Remember,
until these issues are settled, you will not be able to finalize your
California was the first state in the U.S. to adopt no-fault divorce laws,
which allow any man or woman who desires to end their marriage to do so
without having to prove that their spouse broke their marriage vows or
caused the relationship to fall apart. They need only cite "irreconcilable
differences" or an "irremediable breakdown" of the marriage.
These laws were designed to make the divorce process more civil and straightforward.
uncontested divorce - in which the couple is able to agree on the terms of their marriage
dissolution and file divorce papers together -the process is comparatively
simple. In a
contested divorce, however, the process could be much more drawn-out and difficult and may
involve an appearance in court or the need for legal mediation. This is
often the case in
high-asset divorces or those that involve spousal support or
child support payments.
Face Your Contested Divorce with Strong Legal Support
If you are unable to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding one
or more matters pertaining to your divorce, but you wish to avoid a court
trial, call a Torrance divorce attorney at our firm today. Colleen and
Patricia Barberis have more than 50 combined years of experience. Our
firm was founded in 1977, and since that time we have been able to help
men and women throughout Torrance and California's greater South Bay
region find resolution to a variety of family law disputes.
Our firm may be able to help you avoid a court trial through the process of
mediation. With the guidance of a competent and informed family lawyer, you may
be able to utilize out-of-court negotiation and settlement to find a satisfactory
compromise that allows you and your family to avoid the emotionally and
financially draining litigation process. If your spouse is uncooperative,
however, our attorneys will be ready and eager to help you achieve the
resolution you need and deserve through aggressive courtroom advocacy.
We will go the extra mile to make sure that your interests are represented
before a California judge and your rights protected in a contested divorce.
Call Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation today!
If you are dealing with a divorce that is complicated by unresolved issues,
you need legal counsel to make sure that you are not being taken advantage
of and that you are fully provided for under the law. Call Colleen and
Patricia Barberis of Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation today for the
stalwart attorney representation you need during this difficult process.
Our experienced attorneys will do everything in our power to reduce your
stress, keep you informed, and ensure that your interests are pursued.
Call our Torrance law firm today to set up a time to meet with us and learn more about how we can
help you face a California contested divorce.