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 divorce.

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.

In an 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.