Honoring the Role of the Father in Family Law Cases
Our legal team at the Law Office of Michael R. Young is passionate about advocating for the rights of fathers. We believe in the important role fathers play in their children’s lives. Our goal is to staunchly advocate for those rights in a divorce or custody issue.
With 40+ years' combined experience, the San Bernardino divorce attorneys at our firm are prepared to be your voice and protect your children’s best interests.
Traditionally, mothers have been granted primary custody of their children after a divorce because cultural perceptions and established gender roles delineated mothers’ roles as homemakers and caretakers. Fathers, who worked to support the family, were thought to have neither the time nor the ability to care for their children in the same manner as a mother. Today, thankfully, we are more aware as a society and fathers’ rights have become a prominent issue in the realm of family law.
Our San Bernardino Lawyers Are Prepared to Defend Your Rights
Searching for a lawyer for a fathers’ rights case? At the Law Office of Michael R. Young, we firmly believe every parent should be assessed based on his or her qualities and abilities, not on his or her gender.
- Do not hesitate to discuss your case with our firm if:
- You are considering divorce / legal separation
- You are currently involved in a divorce / separation from your partner
- You are already divorced / separated but you are seeking a modification
- You facing child custody or support disputes with your spouse / the other parent
Schedule a Free Consultation Regarding Your Rights as a Father
California state law urges judges to award joint custody when it is possible, as children should be given the maximum contact possible with each parent. In general, the state holds the position that the interests of the child are best served by maintaining relationships with both parents. Our lawyers are in agreement with the state, and we strive to ensure that no parent is denied access to his or her children because of superficial presumptions based on gender. We are prepared to work tirelessly to prove your case, both in negotiations and in court. If you would like to learn how we can help, call today!
Call the Law Office of Michael R. Young at (909) 315-4588 to schedule a free case evaluation regarding your rights as a father.
- 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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