Providing Sound Legal Counsel to Families in San Bernardino County
Our San Bernardino family attorneys at the Law Office of Michael R. Young offer a level of elite representation designed to give clients comfort, reassurance, and confidence even in the midst of a stressful family law case.
As a team, we have more than 70 years of combined legal experience. Our San Bernardino County family law attorneys are tough, knowledgeable, and caring. We have centered our firm on the practice of family law and divorce, where we are able to offer our clients’ empathetic counsel and firm advocacy.
We understand your rights, and we understand the complexities of family law and California Family Code. During what may be a difficult time for you and your loved ones, we are here for you.
Protect Your Family's Future. Contact us online or call (909) 315-4588.
How Our Team Can Help With Your Family Law Case
This website is designed to serve as a resource for those with questions about family law matters in the state of California. These issues are often as complicated as they are emotionally taxing and stressful. Knowing your rights and options can provide you with a sense of control and confidence, so you can move forward with strength. Even better, having a lawyer with experience and knowledge on your side can give you peace of mind and the assurance that your voice will be heard and your rights protected.
- Our lawyers at the Law Office of Michael R. Young can help with:
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Court Order Enforcement
- Domestic Violence
- Fathers’ Rights
- Grandparents’ Rights
- Mothers’ Rights
- Prenuptial Agreements
- Restraining Orders
- Visitation Rights
Contact the Law Office of Michael R. Young for a Consultation
If you are facing any sort of family law issue, perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself and your family at this time is to get in touch with our San Bernardino family attorneys at the Law Office of Michael R. Young. We can provide you with answers and help, handling the legal questions so you can focus on your family. Whether you are a father, mother, stepparent, guardian, or grandparent, we can help you understand your rights under the law. Our goal is to help you look out for the best interests of the children involved in the case, and to pursue as peaceful and satisfactory a result as possible.
Receive help and counsel in a confidential consultation with a family lawyer when you call the Law Office of Michael R. Young at (909) 315-4588.
- 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 70 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 seventy years 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 consult.
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