Divorce

Navigating a lengthy divorce can be an extremely daunting and stressful event. If there are children involved, the process can become infinitely more complicated as you fight over a variety of different things from custody to child support. Even if you don't have children, you may be facing a spouse who is trying to take your home, your car, and any other possessions you value and have worked hard for. 

Unfortunately, these days the courts don't often honor the rights of the husbands and fathers of the world as they do the wives and mothers. That's why it's important that every man has a strong and experienced divorce attorney on their side working to protect their rights. Having that kind of an attorney can ensure they're treated fairly by the courts every step of the way. 

Here at Men's Family Law, we believe that every man has rights that need to be protected. From spousal support to custody and child support, every man deserves to have a strong advocate in his corner throughout the divorce process. For over 20 years I've been working with individuals throughout Santa Monica and the greater Los Angeles area to provide aggressive representation and strategic legal solutions that can help men get the outcome they deserve in their case. My goal is to walk you through the process, educate you on your options, and provide reliable legal counsel and guidance every step of the way.

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Knowledge Is Power

One thing my firm is big on is providing clients with the knowledge and tools they need to fight for their rights as husbands and fathers. No one is prepared for the challenges of divorce, and the reality can hit hard and fast. You may be facing the prospect of losing your house, your car, your possessions, and even your children. Everything that's important to you can be taken away if you don't have an experienced divorce attorney on your side.

Through the years I've worked with countless clients who have no idea what kind of rights they have when it comes to a divorce. That's why I do everything I can to educate them. That way, they not only understand what they're up against, but what they're entitled to fight for along the way.

Whether it's through my book, A Man's Guide to Divorce Strategy, or through one of the many podcast episodes I record that covers the basics of divorce, I'm proud to provide the knowledge and resources men need to navigate their unique situation. 

California Divorce Law

Whether you're looking for a strong advocate to put in your corner during divorce proceedings, or you're simply looking for information about how to prepare for divorce, I'm happy to help in any way I can. If you're looking to an end your marriage, it's important to understand that there are three avenues to make that happen: 

  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Annulment

Luckily, in California, it's not necessary for both partners to agree to end the marriage. And since California is a "no-fault" divorce state, you will not have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong when filing for divorce. 

How Is Spousal Support Determined?

When a married couple decides to get divorced, the courts may determine that one spouse will be required to pay the other a certain amount of support money each month. Typically, judges will use a formula to calculate the amount of support based on a number of different factors. These factors may include:

  • The length of the marriage or domestic partnership
  • What each person needs based on the standard of living they had during the marriage
  • What each person pays or can pay, including earning capacity, to maintain the standard of living they had during the marriage
  • Whether having a job would make it too hard to take care of any children
  • The age and health of both partners 
  • Whether one spouse helped the other get an education, training, career, or professional license
  • Whether there were any incidents of domestic violence 
  • Whether one spouse's career was affected by unemployment or by taking care of children at home
  • Any other factors the court deems relevant

Since many of these factors can be complex, it's important to have an experienced family law attorney on your side to ensure you're treated fairly and your rights are protected. Don't risk losing everything that's important to you by going through this process on your own. If you or someone you know is in need of an experienced divorce attorney, call Men's Family Law and put a strong advocate on your side today.

Divorce Attorney Serving Santa Monica & Los Angeles, California

Going through a divorce is never easy, but going through it alone can result in losing everything that's important to you. At Men’s Family Law we specialize in providing strong legal counsel and aggressive representation to those in need. If you’re going through a divorce, call Men’s Family Law and put our extensive knowledge and experience on your side. Schedule a consultation today.