Temecula Divorce and Family Law FAQ
Divorce Lawyer Serving Temecula, CA
What is family law?
Family law is a term that is used to refer to various areas of legal practice related to marriage, divorce, children and the family unit. These cases are often complex because they are emotionally charged and are also legal in nature.
What is a divorce?
A divorce is defined as the legal termination of a marriage. In a divorce, spouses will need to work out or go to court to resolve such issues as spousal support and the division of property and debt, as well as child custody and child support if they have a child or children.
What's the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce?
Essentially, a divorce may be completed inside or outside of the courtroom. When spouses agree upon all of the issues involved with their divorce (custody, support, property division) this may be referred to as an amicable or uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is one that goes to family court because spouses are unable to agree upon the terms of their divorce.
Why should I work with a Temecula divorce attorney?
Determining whether to work with a Temecula divorce attorney is a personal decision and one that you must make for yourself. However, when you think about the fact that your family law case may have a significant impact on your life now and for years into the future, it is easy to see why it would be important to do everything you can to secure the best possible outcome. An attorney can represent your legal rights and interests and properly guide you through your case to assist you in seeking the outcome you are hoping for.
What is a legal separation?
At times, a married couple may wish to separate but remain married in the eyes of the law for religious, personal, tax or financial reasons. In these cases, a legal separation may be carried out. This involves working out terms similar to those addressed in a divorce, including property division, spousal and child support and child custody.
Is it possible to change a child support or spousal support payment that I am currently paying/receiving?
Post judgment modification is way to modify an existing divorce agreement. For example, you may have lost your job or the needs of your child may have changed dramatically, making existing support or custody arrangements inconvenient or impossible. With a divorce modification, you may be able to alter the agreement to suit this change in circumstances.
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