California Divorce Attorneys
California State-Certified Family Law Specialist
One of the hardest parts of any divorce is the extensive documentation of assets and debts that goes into any property division settlement. It is well known that California is a “community property state.” This impacts the outcome of equitable property division in divorces. But exactly what will that mean to your divorce? Clients of the San Jose, California, law offices of Robert L. Lewis, Attorney at Law, are assured of personalized attention to detail by experienced family law lawyer Bob Lewis. From the time of your free initial consultation, I will be your legal counselor and advocate. If your case goes to court, I will be the one representing you and protecting your interests.
The following California divorce information center is provided as a courtesy. The content below is not intended to address your individual family law needs.
To schedule a free initial consultation regarding divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, enforcement, modifications, domestic violence, community property division, paternity, or matters involving the Department of Child Support Services, contact me.
California Dissolution of Marriage - An Overview
The breakdown of a marriage is likely one of the most stressful times in a person's life, and divorce is a daunting task to undertake alone. An attorney experienced in California family law can guide you, professionally yet compassionately, through this often-difficult time. If you are contemplating dissolution of marriage, call an attorney today.
Many individuals experiencing divorce find themselves so involved in the emotional and psychological aspects of the breakup of their family that they are unable to focus on the fact that the process of dissolution of marriage is a legal process. It is wise for parties to have a working knowledge of the legal issues involved in the divorce to avoid being overwhelmed by the emotional aspects. An experienced California dissolution of marriage lawyer will work to protect your legal interests, allowing you to focus on yourself and your family.
Division of Property
Because classification of property and its division can become one of the most contentious issues in a divorce, seek the advice and assistance of a California dissolution of marriage attorney familiar with the particulars of California community property law.
Domestic Violence and Child Custody
Even though California is a no-fault state for dissolution of marriage, evidence of domestic violence in a marriage can play a major role in decisions regarding the children of the parties.
In California, married persons have a right and an obligation to support each other during their marriage. Depending upon numerous factors taken into consideration by a court in a dissolution case, this obligation may extend beyond the marriage.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in California Dissolution Cases
In California, parties wishing to lessen conflict and work toward more win-win solutions to their disputes can take advantage of many modes of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including, in the larger counties, conciliation court (in larger counties), mediation and collaborative law.