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Frequently Asked Questions

Family Law in Los Angeles, California

Common Questions & Answers

Yes. A 30 minute consultation is available in-person or over-the-phone.

Yes. A payment plan can be arranged for those who need it.

Yes. Union and military discounts are available.

It is a good idea to consult with an attorney. We can help protect your rights and the rights of your children.

If the division of property cannot be settled, then the court must make the determination. Laws vary from state to state. As a starting point, many states allow both parties to keep their "nonmarital" or "separate" property.

In dividing marital or community property, the laws vary from state to state. Some states are community property states. Some states, such as California, believe that marital property should be divided equally unless a premarital agreement specifies otherwise.

The courts decide custody of the child in the even that the parents cannot agree. The custody is based on "the best interest of the child."

A Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney is Available at Our Firm

A California Family Law Specialist must take and pass a rigorous written examination in family law and can assist you with your case. The attorney must also demonstrate a high level of experience and integrity in family law. This highly competent expertise is provided to the residents of Los Angeles County California at a reasonable and low hourly rate.

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The way you manage your divorce can have lasting consequences!

Like people’s lives, divorce can be simple or complex. We can handle both. Our experience includes the fair separation of community and separate property assets. We also carefully manage an appropriate division of liabilities. Our California family law attorneys’ expertise includes the fair adjudication of spousal and child support monetary awards.

The Sperling Law Firm divorce attorneys will lay out a plan that will include action steps, a timetable, and cost. This will incorporate your unique goals for a reasonable and affordable fee.

We respect and admire clients who strive to educate themselves about California family law and the divorce process. You may learn more directly at the Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law website.

Our Family Law Attorneys can Assist You with:

  • California Dissolution of Marriage
  • Spousal and Child Support Orders
  • Complex California Divorce Property Division
  • Financial Tracing of Assets
  • Child Custody and Visitation Orders
  • Child Custody Move Away Cases
  • Post Judgment Modification
  • Paternity
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Order
  • Postnuptial and Prenuptial Agreements
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Limited Scope Representation
  • Same Sex Divorce and Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships

You may also click the following link to learn more about family law in the California Family Law Code website.

Contact the listed domestic violence shelters for assistance with domestic violence if you have no one to turn to for help.

Provide the following items to:

Reduce your fees, minimize stress, shorten the length of your case, and maximize your legal outcome!

Type a brief and truthful story.

Please indicate all the important and positive actions you have taken regarding your children including assets and debts.
State anything that the opposing party has done to negatively affect your children or the assets and debts.
Type out your story using a time-line basis. This step should be approximately two pages in length.

Complete your financial forms.

Fill-in your Income and Expense Declaration form if you are not married.
You must use both forms and also complete a Schedule of Assets and Debts form if you are married.

Prepare Your Documents.

Gather, copy, organize, and provide any document you can easily access that could support or substantiate the above three items.

Type out what you want.

Indicate what your preferred custody plan is.
State what you are seeking regarding income and division of assets and debts.
This step should also be approximately two pages in length.