For skilled and passionate divorce representation, trust The Law Office of Michael L. Fell.
Are you and your spouse considering a divorce or legal separation? Don’t go through this experience alone. The Law Office of Michael L. Fell is here to walk you through every step of the process as your divorce attorney. We strive to provide compassionate and effective representation and make the divorce process as easy as possible on our clients.
We Will Fight for a Fair Divorce Agreement
Whether you’ve been together for months or decades, separating from a spouse can be a stressful and emotional time. It’s natural to just want the entire experience over as quickly as possible. However, it is actually very important to take your time and make sure your divorce agreement is as fair and advantageous as possible. After all, the agreements you make now will affect your finances and your relationship with your children for the rest of your life.
Fortunately, The Law Office of Michael L. Fell is here to help you understand your rights and make sure those rights are reflected in your divorce agreement. Our family law attorney, Michelle L. Tran, has ample experience in all the vital areas which will be covered in your divorce agreement, including:
Asset Division: California is a community property state, meaning that a divorcing couple will typically split all their marital property 50-50. However, not all property and assets qualify as marital property. As your divorce attorney, Michelle L. Tran will help you protect any assets that are your sole property as well as help you get your fair share of community property
Spousal Support: Calculating spousal support is a lot more complicated than just plugging some numbers into a generic formula. Numerous factors must be considered, including the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage, the length of the marriage, and the income or earning potential of each spouse. Whether you are seeking support or you will be paying it to your ex, it is essential to have an experienced divorce attorney arguing for support to be set at a fair and appropriate amount.
Child Custody/Visitation: When it comes to child custody and visitation agreements, the number one priority must always be promoting the best interests of the child. As your divorce attorney, Michelle L. Tran can help you understand your parental rights and present evidence and arguments to support your desire for sole or joint physical/legal custody and appropriate visitation rights.
Child Support: Attorney Tran is intimately familiar with the details of the formula used to calculate child support in California, namely the Guideline Calculation Formula. She can help you get accurate information for all the variables that go into the formula, such as child care costs, the time your child spends with each parent, and the gross income of each parent. Then, she can explain what amount of support is reasonable and justified and fight aggressively in court for your support to be set at this amount.
Now You May Wonder…
…Is Divorce Litigation My Only Option?
In contested divorce cases where the divorcing spouses cannot agree on anything, litigation is your best option. By having the provisions of your divorce agreement determined by a judge, you can rest assured your ex will not be able to take unfair advantage of you or deny you any of your rights. Attorney Tran is a skilled and passionate litigator who is more than qualified to provide superior courtroom representation.
However, if you and your ex have an amicable relationship, you may be able to explore other options such as divorce mediation, which will allow you to work out mutually acceptable asset division, support, and custody agreements on your own. If you choose divorce mediation, it is highly advisable to consult a divorce attorney for advice first to ensure you understand your rights and options.
Call Now for a Free Consultation
If you are considering a divorce or legal separation from your spouse, please contact The Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055 . We will be happy to arrange a free initial consultation with Attorney Tran for you.