Santa Clarita Divorce Attorney
Santa Clarita is the third largest city in Los Angeles County, and according to the 2010 census, the city had a reported population of 176,320, of which 61% of the households represented married couples that were living together. Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to the area to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain, and students from all over come to attend the California Institute of Arts in nearby Valencia. With its rolling green hills and year-round sunny weather, people come to Santa Clarita because it's the perfect place to start and build a family.
If you live in Santa Clarita and are getting a divorce, you probably have a whole lot on your mind. The Santa Clarita area is expensive to live in and often times maintaining two separate households can be financially challenging when you live in Los Angeles County. Marriage is just as much a financial investment as it is an emotional one, and dissolving a marriage that is broken beyond repair is a detailed and complicated process, especially when you have children and real estate property involved.
At Taub & Taub, P.C., our Santa Clarita family law attorneys have over 40 years of combined legal experience working in the greater Los Angeles area. Not only are we intimately familiar with the California courts and the state's laws, but we take pride in using the state's applicable laws to our clients' greatest advantage at all times.
Protecting Your Rights in the Divorce Process
Very few people actually anticipate their marriage will one day end in divorce, but when that day finally comes and they realize their marriage is irretrievably broken, it's important they act quickly by securing their own legal representation, especially if their spouse has already retained their own lawyer. Even amicable divorces can be unpredictable at times and when emotions run high, sometimes spouses can be unreasonable and unwilling to act in a sane and logical manner. We are here to guide you through the divorce process and help you every step of the way. It's entirely normal to feel emotions of anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and failure, but with the right guidance, you can view this situation as the closing of one chapter in your life and a second chance at a fresh start.
All marriages have similar issues to address, such issues typically entail child custody,
property division, debt division, and spousal support (if any). More financially complicated divorces are typically those of high net worth, or ones with family owned businesses. Due to the fact that many couples have acquired bank accounts, mortgages, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, and real estate, it's critical to ensure that as a person approaching divorce, you hire an attorney to work out the accounting aspect so that you get your fair share in the end.
Our firm understands that each and every client's situation is unique, and because of this awareness we handle each client's case individually and with consideration of what is in our client's best interests. One thing that we do is we explain the laws to our client so they can understand not only their rights and responsibilities, but the consequences of their actions. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for couples to make mistakes early on that can be detrimental to the outcome of their case. Actions such as hiding assets from your spouse can be viewed poorly by the judge; therefore, it's important that we explain what you should and should not do, and how to go about getting what you really do want.
Our firm offers divorce support in all aspects of the divorce process, we can help you come up with a parenting plan if you have children, and we can assist you with property division and spousal support. Spousal support is generally awarded on a case-by-case basis, and divorcing couples in California don't necessarily get spousal support automatically. The judge will carefully consider a number of factors when making a determination, some of which include the duration of the marriage, the age and health of both parties, each spouse's contribution to the marriage as a whole, the paying spouse's ability to pay spousal support and the standard of living during the marriage.
Contact a Santa Clarita Divorce Lawyer Today!
Whether you are contemplating divorce or if your spouse has already served you, we urge you to contact a Santa Clarita divorce attorney from Taub & Taub, P.C. to schedule a consultation. We understand that you are probably going through a lot of stress and anxiety right now and are unsure of what the future may bring; we are here to clearly explain your rights under the law and what to expect from the divorce process. Please, give us a call today. We look forward to helping you understand what to expect from your California divorce so you can begin working towards your goals, whatever they may be.
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