Orange County Divorce Service Lawyer
No divorce, no matter how amicable it may appear to be to outside onlookers, is ever easy. Watching the person with whom you planned to spend your life walk away can be quite difficult emotionally. Arguing with your former spouse over issues such as spousal support or property division can be challenging and can often feel like a personal attack against you. You will not only need an experienced and qualified divorce lawyer who can get the job done but also an attorney who will be sensitive and empathetic through every stage of the dissolution process.
Before filing for a divorce in California, it is important to understand that some marriages in some cases can be annulled, avoiding the divorce process entirely, and it is also important to know that many couples choose to file for legal separation as an alternative to divorce. The first step that anyone seeking a divorce should take is to consult with a divorce attorney to learn the full range of your legal options and alternatives for ending a marriage.
The experienced team of Orange County divorce attorneys at the Bayati Law Group understand that divorce is very often an emotionally difficult process. Our dedicated divorce lawyers are sensitive to our clients’ needs and are genuinely concerned for the welfare of every client and family we serve. Where marital reconciliation is possible, you can rely on our counsel and support. If reconciliation is not a possibility, we will help you obtain a divorce that meets your needs. If children are involved, we make their best interests a primary concern. If you are seeking or anticipating a divorce, or if you simply need sound legal advice regarding divorce in the state of California, call the Bayati Law Group promptly for a free consultation.
WE FIGHT AGGRESSIVELY FOR EVERY CLIENT
In California, the precise legal term for divorce is the “dissolution of marriage.” California in 1970 was the first state to adopt “no-fault” divorce, so to obtain a divorce in California, you do not have to prove, for example, that your partner is mentally incapacitated or has committed adultery. A divorce may be granted if the court simply finds that “irreconcilable differences” have created an irrevocable breakdown of the marriage. At the Bayati Law Group, we fight aggressively to win favorable terms and settlements for every divorce client we represent.
Typically, one of the main controversies when negotiating a divorce settlement is the division of assets, including financial assets and the marital home. Any assets shared between yourself and your spouse will be considered marital assets, divided, and distributed during a divorce. If your spouse tries to hide any property or assets from the division and distribution process, an experienced Orange County divorce attorney knows exactly how to find and uncover those hidden assets and how to ensure that community property is divided fairly in the divorce.
WE PUT YOUR CHILDREN FIRST
Issues regarding children can often be a significant stumbling block to settling a divorce. Courts in California make sure that the interests of the child or children are put first whenever a child is involved in any California legal procedure. Typically, the courts seek as little disruption as possible in a child’s life regarding the child’s schooling and living arrangements. The Bayati Law Group will advocate for your child’s best interests, and we represent our clients in legal disputes regarding child custody, visitation, and child support.
If you were divorced before coming to the Bayati Law Group, and if you are not fully satisfied with the terms of your original divorce settlement, we can review the terms of that settlement and recommend the best way forward. In some cases, a modification may be needed. When court orders regarding custody, visitation, or support need to be changed or modified, we always aggressively represent our clients’ best interests.
Some divorces in California may take some time and patience. The divorce process is seldom easy and straightforward. A plethora of dissolution laws, rules, and regulations must be followed and several procedures must be conducted before a divorce decree can be finalized. California also has a residency requirement for divorce. At least one spouse must be a resident of the state for at least six continuous months and a resident of the county where the divorce petition is filed for at least three continuous months. At the Bayati Law Group, we know divorce and family law matters well. Our attorneys have the experience to provide you with the legal representation to work through the various issues that affect families during these tough times.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
Our experienced Orange County divorce lawyers are quite often able to negotiate out-of-court agreements of divorce-related disputes instead of going to litigation. Negotiating away from the courtroom often helps to expedite the process and protects both partners’ privacies. Generally speaking, negotiated divorces take less time and cost less than contested divorces that go to trial. In California, contested divorces can drag on for months and sometimes for a year or more. If you and your spouse are unable to reach any agreements out-of-court, the Bayati Law Group will not hesitate to go to court on your behalf to ensure a fair and just resolution. It is the mission of our business to tap into our legal resources and provide you with the best possible representation during your divorce.
One of the qualities that distinguishes us from other firms and has established the Bayati Law Group as a leading southern California family law firm is our abiding commitment to the full satisfaction of our clients’ legal needs. We are not quick to recommend a dissolution whenever we deem that a reconciliation, an annulment, or a legal separation might be the better solution for a client seeking to dissolve a marriage. After a divorce is finalized, we continue to represent our clients long after a divorce is over if custody, support, and visitation orders need to be modified as circumstances change in the future.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION TODAY
Whether you need immediate legal advice and representation from an experienced Orange County divorce attorney or simply need guidance for the future, the Bayati Law Group is available to offer an assessment of your situation, to discuss your various legal options, and to help you make the right decisions for yourself and your children. It is our policy to treat every Bayati Law Group client and prospective client with complete respect and extend every possible professional courtesy.
You can schedule an initial appointment today to speak with an experienced Orange County divorce lawyer by calling the Bayati Law Group at (949) 798-5700 or by completing the form on the contact page of this site. Please visit this contact page to see a map and driving directions to our office. The Bayati Law Group serves family law and divorce clients in Orange County and throughout southern California. If you need help or advice with a dissolution or with any matter of California family law, do not wait. Call or email us today to tell us more about your issue and discuss our services.