Setting Our Clients Up For The Future After Divorce
Whether you or your spouse initiated divorce proceedings, it is possible to get divorced with relatively little stress, turmoil and uncertainty about the future. The Law Office of Patrick A. McCall assists people throughout Orange County, CA, with their legal needs during divorce. We work hard to ensure that our clients are in a good position to move on with their lives once the divorce is final.
The typical divorce requires the parties to resolve several matters. Among the aspects of divorce our lawyers can assist with are:
Property Division And Child Custody In California
For many people, divorce comes down to two things: children and finances. Our clients frequently express a desire to receive their fair share of the assets they collected during their marriage, such as the family home, bank accounts, retirement accounts and other valuable items. Even more importantly, most clients who have children expect to continue to have custody of their children at least part of the time.
Unlike most U.S. states, California is a community property state. Essentially, this means that half of all marital property — that is, property acquired during the marriage — is distributed to each spouse equally during divorce. While this may take some of the uncertainty out of divorce, in practice it may not be practical for some assets, like real estate or a family-owned business, to be divided in half. Our divorce attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to work toward a fair property settlement, or to take the matter to trial if necessary.
As with virtually every other state, in California the standard used when determining child custody is the “best interests of the child.” Courts determine what is in a child’s best interest on a case-by-case basis, examining several factors. We help parents work toward a custody plan that makes sense for both them and their children, so that the kids can continue to thrive.
We Offer Free Consultations
For those considering divorce or legal separation, it is important to be represented by a knowledgeable divorce attorney. For a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers, please call 714-740-7299 to schedule an appointment. Alternatively, please contact us via our website’s email form.