AV Preeminent® Rated Divorce Lawyers in San Bernardino
Michael R. Young is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. In the United States there are a few rating services that rate attorneys nationwide, and one of the most highly sought-after and respected attorney rating services is known as Martindale-Hubbell®. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are designed to help the consumer identify the most outstanding attorneys in their area.
Attorneys are given a Peer Review Rating™ based on multiple evaluations by:
- Other attorneys
- Members of the bar
- United States judiciary members
Those attorneys who receive the AV® rating are considered to have achieved significant accomplishments in their field, and they are celebrated for having the highest level of professional excellence.
The Purpose of the Martindale-Hubbell® System
The Peer Review Ratings™ help consumers identify those lawyers who have been recognized for having the highest ethical standards, as well as professional competence in their field of practice. These ratings are an important tool for those searching for quality legal services. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s professional competence. There are three tiers of Martindale-Hubbell® ratings, and each evaluates an attorney based on their legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, legal experience, judgment, and their ability to communicate credibly and persuasively.
- The three tiers are:
- AV® Preeminent™
- BV® Distinguished™
- Peer Review Rated™
AV® Preeminent™ (or “AV® Rated”) is the highest rating an attorney can receive. The AV® Preeminent™ rating is considered a significant level of accomplishment, and a testament to the fact that an attorney is ranked extremely high amongst his or her peers for having the highest level of professional excellence.
About Our Founding Attorney
Attorney Michael R. Young practices divorce law throughout San Bernardino, Riverside, and Hemet courts. As mentioned above, Michael R. Young is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive from one of the nation’s most respected attorney rating services.
Serving family law and divorce clients since 1999, Attorney Young is entirely committing to providing personalized service and being his client’s greatest advocate in their divorce proceedings.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino. While in college, he was selected to the Dean’s List the entire four years he attended, and he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. Upon earning his Bachelor’s, he attended Southwestern University School of Law, located in downtown Los Angeles where he earned his Juris Doctor degree and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class again; he was also the recipient of the Paul F. Wildman Scholarship.
Upon graduating law school, he went to work for a prestigious law firm located in the Inland Empire; however, after working for the firm, he yearned to open his own practice where he could provide his clients with the utmost level of professional service and the highest quality legal representation. Michael Young eventually opened the Law Office of Michael R. Young, where he proudly represents clients.
Hire Our AV® Rated Firm Today
Our San Bernardino divorce attorneys have been practicing family law all throughout the San Bernardino, Riverside and Hemet court for 40+ years combined. Over time, our firm has developed important relationships with local attorneys, judges, and courtroom personnel. We are proud to be AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. Should you choose us to handle your case, you can rest assured knowing that we have already stood up to one of the most exhaustive, rigorous tests that any attorney could go through.
Contact our firm today to work with a top-rated divorce lawyer in Southern California—fill out our online form or call (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 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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