AV® Rated San Bernardino Divorce Attorney
Attorney Michael Young has been practicing family law since 1999, maintaining a high standard for excellence in legal practice over the course of his career. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the California State University, San Bernardino, graduating within the top 10% of his class and being named to the Dean’s List every year. He then went on to obtain his J.D. from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, where he also graduated in the top 10% of his class and received the Paul F. Wildman Scholarship. He is admitted to practice in every California state and federal district court.
After graduating law school, Attorney Young worked for a top law firm in the Inland Empire before eventually opening his own family law firm in Redlands, CA. His goal was to create a practice that emphasized individual, personal client service and interaction.
He believes in the importance of client satisfaction above any other measure in the legal field—but he has been honored with a number of industry awards and achievements as well. His list of accolades includes an AV® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest possible rating from one of the nation’s top peer review rating group and a leading indicator of attorney prowess based on skill and moral standards.
One-on-One Service & High Standards of Excellence
Attorney Young has focused his career on the areas of family law and divorce in the state of California. He works closely with his clients, personally managing every aspect of their cases from marriage annulments to legal separations to divorces to custody cases to spousal support cases and more.
- He also manages cases involving challenging areas such as:
- Paternity establishment
- Post-judgment modifications
- Parent relocation
- Domestic violence restraining orders
- Stepparent adoptions
- And more
A friendly attorney with an outgoing personality, Attorney Young is known for his understanding, care-driven approach to family law. He has built relationships with judges and other courtroom staff in San Bernardino courts and surrounding areas. His understanding of the sensitive nature of many of these cases makes a difference when handling complex family law issues. He strives to provide one-on-one advocacy and works hard to stay continually accessible to his clients whenever they need him.
Contact the Law Office of Michael R. Young for a Free Consultation
Expect nothing less than detailed attention and caring counsel when you retain Attorney Young. He emphasizes amicable resolution, but when this is not possible, he is prepared to advocate for you in court aggressively in order to reach your desired outcome. Contact his office for a free consultation!
- Thinking about filing for divorce
- Concerned about custody of your children
- Worried about the division of your property
What is a contested divorce
When spouses don’t agree on an issue, whether it involves child custody or spousal support, a divorce is considered contested. It is the most complicated type of divorce, as a couple will need to go through numerous steps to finalize their divorce. Since contested divorces often go to divorce court with a judge, having legal representation during the trial is crucial.
How is spousal support or alimony calculated
There are numerous factors considered when a judge is determining how much and how long alimony should be paid. Some of those factors include the earning capacity of each spouse, how long the marriage lasted, the standard of living during the marriage, each spouse’s health and age, marital debts and property, and the sacrifices each spouse made during the marriage (such as staying at home with the children so the other spouse could work).
Who pays child support and how is child support determined
The noncustodial parent will be responsible for child support if the court determines it is necessary or parents come to an agreement to be approved by the court. The factors used to determined child support include the income / earning capacity of each parent, the number of children shared, each parent’s expenses, child care expenses, and other related issues.
How is property divided
California is a community property state. That means each spouse is given 50% ownership of the property accumulated during the marriage. This can include homes, vehicles, art, checking accounts, retirement / pension funds, small businesses, and other valuables. Items, accounts, or valuables that were kept separate throughout the entire marriage may be considered separate property and are therefore not subject to property division laws.
How long does it take for a divorce to be final
This can depend on a number of factors, such as whether it is a contested or uncontested divorce. Even if a divorce is uncontested, there is a six-month waiting period in California for the judge to grant a divorce. Likewise, those seeking contested divorces must wait six months for a trial to be ordered. How quickly a divorce is finalized will also depend heavily on how easily spouses agree on matters such as child support, property division, alimony, child custody, and other important matters.
Why should I hire a family law and divorce attorney
Going through a divorce or family law dispute can be complicated, confusing, and emotional. Regardless of whether spouses or family members think they are on the same page, having an attorney who is looking out for the best interests of the client can be invaluable. When you hire an attorney, you can have peace of mind knowing your rights and interests will be protected throughout the process. It can also take a great burden off your shoulders during a volatile or emotionally challenging time.
With more than 40 years of combined experience, our divorce and family lawyers are compassionate, caring professionals.
e understand how challenging family law disputes can be, whether involving a heated child custody battle or a complex divorce. As a firm with an AV Preeminent® rating and a 10.0 Superb Avvo rating, we are committed to maintaining a standard of excellence in our representation. Why? Because we know that your family and your future is on the line. When you retain us, you are getting understanding, knowledgeable advocates on your side.
With over four decades of collective insight, we are well-versed on handling even the most complex family law issues in California, from grandparents’ rights to domestic violence and restraining orders. When you need a compassionate family law attorney that you can trust to have your best interests in mind every step of the way, turn to our firm.
Our legal team strives to secure a favorable resolution as quickly as possible—whether in or out of court. Call us now at (909) 315-4588 to schedule your free consult.
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