Redlands Divorce Lawyers
Experienced Redlands Divorce Attorneys
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP represents clients in family law matters, including divorce and the dissolution of domestic partnerships. At our law firm, our Redlands divorce lawyers take a protective approach to divorce cases. We aggressively act to defend our clients’ interests, but we also counsel compromise when the circumstances indicate that a divorce settlement will be preferable to a divorce trial.
In California, there is no fault requirement for divorce. A divorce can be granted in California if the divorce court finds that the spouses or partners have irreconcilable differences. Our family law attorneys will guide you through the entire process from start to finish, giving you the comfort of knowing you have staunch advocates at your side every step of the way.
Divorce Options: Negotiation, Mediation and/or Courtroom Trial
You and your spouse will have to resolve a number of issues before a family court judge will finalize a divorce:
Who will pay child support and how much?
How will you share custody of the children? What type of visitation plan works best for the child and the parents?
What if the parent with primary custody wants to move away?
Will spousal support be paid and for how long?
Who will get which marital assets?
Who will take responsibility for which marital debts?
How you find answers to these questions depends completely on your circumstances and wishes. Amicable divorces are not only possible, they are more cost-efficient. When you and your spouse can reach an easy agreement via negotiation, the divorce process can be relatively fast and painless. If you can agree on most issues, but a couple of sticking points remain, your lawyer may recommend divorce mediation as a tool to help craft creative and acceptable compromises.
If circumstances dictate that no other option exists besides a knock-down-drag-out courtroom battle, rest assured that our divorce attorneys in Redlands are fire-tested trial lawyers who will put forth every effort and argument on your behalf.
Dissolution of Domestic Partnerships Under California Law
Same-sex couples that register a domestic partnership or get married have the same rights as heterosexual couples. These include the right to use employee sick leave to care for a sick partner, the right to hospital visitation, the right to make medical decisions for a partner and the right to petition for a stepparent adoption for a partner’s child.
But, with these rights come complex legal issues — especially when a domestic partnership or marriage ends. When a gay or straight domestic partnership dissolves, both parties may find that they have financial responsibility for each other’s debts. You may find that you have to split assets acquired during the partnership. You may need to negotiate child support or financial support for or from your former partner. These matters require the help of an experienced lawyer to be resolved as effectively as possible. At the San Bernardino County divorce attorneys of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP, we have this experience and are dedicated to protecting the rights of same-sex couples.
Contact Our Redlands Divorce Lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP offers a comfortable environment where you can talk confidentially to an experienced lawyer about the circumstances of your divorce. Contact our team of attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP – serving all San Bernardino and Riverside County courts.
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