Family law encompasses a broad range of legal topics, from divorce and separation to paternity issues, adoption, guardianship and more. Each issue is unique, so it is important to work with an experienced attorney who understands California family law and how it applies to your specific situation.
At Ashley A. Andrews, APC, we specialize in family law as interpreted by the State of California. We have extensive experience handling a wide variety of legal matters, including divorce, custody disputes, and more. We are here to provide comprehensive legal advice and representation for all of your family law needs.
California divorce law provides various ways that couples can terminate their marriage. In some cases, the parties can reach an agreement without the court’s involvement. But if there are disputes about important issues such as child support or division of property, the parties may need to litigate these matters in court. The court will determine how the marital assets and debts should be divided, whether either party should receive spousal support (alimony), and other relevant matters.
When parents cannot agree on who will have custody of their children, they may need to seek court intervention to resolve their differences. Courts typically favor a joint legal and physical custody arrangement if possible since it allows both parents to have a meaningful relationship with the children. However, this is not always in the best interests of the children depending on the specific circumstances of each case. A skilled attorney can help parents develop a child custody plan that will maximize their chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in court.
In California, spousal support (alimony) is often awarded when one spouse has sacrificed financially due to long-term marital obligations such as caring for minor children or managing household duties while the other spouse focused on developing a career or earning income outside of the home. The courts consider many factors when determining whether alimony should be granted and what amount is appropriate given the individual situation.
Other Areas Of Family Law We Can Help With:
- Paternity Disputes
- Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
We understand how emotionally taxing family law matters can be and strive to help our clients navigate these complex issues with as little stress as possible while achieving desired results. If you have questions or would like to discuss any aspect of family law in California further with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.
When you are facing family law challenges, Ashley A. Andrews, Esq. is always accessible and provides a high level of service and dedication