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For California couples, divorce can be an emotional time, and it can mean that a support team is needed. For emotional support, a person might turn to friends, family and a therapist who specializes in divorce issues. For financial and legal support, a financial adviser and an attorney might be useful.
A financial adviser with a background in matrimonial finance may be better prepared to deal specifically with issues around a divorce. For example, the first thing a person may need to do is organize financial records. The individual may also need assistance in comparing the options for dividing property in the divorce agreement. Finally, after the divorce, a person might also need help in planning for life on a single income.
In choosing an attorney, people can turn to family and friends for recommendations. They may also want to interview several attorneys to get a sense of how comfortable they feel with each of them. The relationship with an attorney may last for some time, so it is important for a person to feel comfortable. Individuals should keep in mind that an attorney with a background in similar divorce cases could be a good choice.
People may want to discuss their goals for property division and child custody with the attorney before going into negotiation or litigation. In California, a community property state, debts and assets acquired since marriage are usually considered shared property. However, there may be exceptions, such as inheritances, and a couple may be able to reach a solution that suits them better than splitting everything 50/50. Attorneys can assist in negotiating this agreement. If there are children, the couple will also need to make an agreement about custody and visitation or go to court.
We represent clients in Orange County and Southern California in all types of family law matters involving divorce, mediation, property division and issues involving children. Call our Fullerton office at 714-680-9777 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We ensure a 24-hour response to all inquiries.
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