Family Law Attorneys In Los Angeles
What Is Family Law?
Family law handles family-related issues and domestic relations, including divorce, child custody and support, adoption, alimony, paternity and domestic violence.
Each situation is unique. Family law is designed to protect each individual’s rights within the context of a family. This can also be applied to nonmarried couples, same-sex couples and other domestic partnerships wherein a legal relationship is established.
Types Of Family Law We Handle
Family law encompasses many areas of domestic relations. Here are some of the most common reasons to hire Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers, LLP, one of the top Los Angeles and Orange County family law firms:
Divorce: A divorce attorney helps with issues such as dividing property acquired during a marriage, estimating spousal support, and most importantly, recommending a plan for child custody and visitation rights.
Domestic violence: This is a complex issue depending on the circumstances since there may be criminal offenses involved making it a matter of criminal law. Domestic violence can be part of family law when it affects divorce and/or child custody.
Marital property: This deals with property that was acquired by either spouse during the marriage and which can be divided in a divorce.
Adoption: Adoption is a complex process based on a number of factors, especially the location of the child (each state has different laws).
Alimony: A payment is made by one spouse to help support the other spouse during or after a separation or divorce.
Child custody & child support: Child custody and child support are usually part of a divorce case and can be settled amicably and outside of court between the parents, through mediation or in a family court. It can be revisited if certain situations change.
Paternity: A paternity test is usually done through DNA testing to establish the true identity of the child’s biological father. The majority of paternity cases are filed by the mother to receive financial payments for child support from an absent father. It can also be filed by a biological father to have access and a relationship with a child.
Prenuptial agreement: This arrangement is made before marriage spelling out that each spouse gives up any future rights to the other’s property if there is a divorce or death.
Why Hire A Family Law Attorney?
You want to get the best family lawyer Los Angeles has to offer and who will protect you during sensitive divorce proceedings. It can hit close to home when things fall apart. You need a trusted legal professional by your side to ensure you and your loved ones are properly represented and protected during legal proceedings. At the end of a marriage, one option is a legal separation that defines the rights and obligations of each person, including custody, if there are any children involved.
However, it does not terminate the marriage the same way a divorce does. Divorce can often be acrimonious as both sides fight over the property, support and custody of a child. When disagreements on matters such as alimony, child support and child custody become heated, you need someone on your side that you can trust and rely on. We are tenacious in doing what is in your best interest as well as that of your children.
Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers Family Law
We feature a team of talented, experienced and fearless Los Angeles family attorneys who will be strategic and innovative in their approach to your specific case.
Our law firm is female-owned but features a deep bench of 24 male and female attorneys. We empower our clients as they deal with difficult situations. Through our guidance, our clients often come out feeling confident about their future.
We believe in being approachable and relatable as we build the best case for you. It is our goal to settle your case on your terms and, if possible, reach a settlement to avoid a judge’s decision. Our attorneys have extensive trial work and litigation skills. We also employ leading experts in many areas to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
When you are looking for a family attorney, Los Angeles offers experienced and powerful Meyer, Olson, Lowy & Meyers for your legal needs.