Let Our San Bernardino Family Lawyers Stand Up for You
With recent developments in family law, a mother’s rights are not given as much priority in the courts as once were. In these days, mothers must fight aggressively to achieve a favorable settlement for their divorce or custody case. The fathers’ rights movement has created a situation where the court no longer grants full child custody and child support to the mother by default, and mothers will also have a more difficult time receiving enough child support and spousal support to meet their needs. It has become absolutely essential to obtain the services of a qualified family lawyer in San Bernardino to help fight for your rights as a mother. Our team at the Law Office of Michael R. Young is here to help.
What Are My Rights as a Mother in a Divorce?
If you are a mother and are looking to end your marriage or increase your child custody, you should speak with an educated lawyer from this firm about your goals for your legal case. More and more women today are willing to stay in unhappy marriages because they are concerned they won’t be able to succeed in court. However, with the help of a legal advocate, you can greatly increase the possibility that your divorce settlement will comfortably provide for you and your children.
- The courts examine a variety of factors when making a custody decision in the child’s best interests, such as the following:
- History of violence / abuse
- History/contact with parents
- History of substance abuse
- The child’s health
- The child’s safety
- The child’s welfare
- The child’s preferences and wishes, in some cases
More Than 40 Years of Legal Experience on Your Side
Are you looking for a lawyer for a mothers’ rights case in San Bernardino or Riverside? Our legal team at the Law Office of Michael R. Young understands the stressful nature of divorce and / or child custody cases. We are here to help. From providing you with caring legal counsel to defending your rights as a mother, we are prepared to work hard to make sure you can move forward with your life.
- Our firm has experience in cases involving:
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Child custody
- Visitation rights
- Property division
- Domestic violence
Our San Bernardino family law attorneys understand what is on the line for our clients. We are well-versed on the complexities of these cases and how stressful they can be. That’s why our team strives to provide every client with personal support and constant communication. We always keep your best interests in mind and we take our fight for your rights seriously.
Take the next step to a brighter future and contact our firm today 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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