DIVORCE LAWYER BEVERLY HILLS

Divorce is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever go through, but you don’t have to go through it alone. You deserve to work with a divorce lawyer in Beverly Hills who understands what you’re up against – and who’s willing to fight hard to help you get the best possible outcome.

What Can a Divorce Attorney Do for You?

Whether you’re still contemplating divorce or your spouse has already filed, you need legal representation. Your attorney can do several things for you, including:

  • Help you reach a child custody agreement
  • Navigate the complications of a prenuptial agreement
  • Work through property division
  • Deal with spousal maintenance
  • Handle special circumstances unique to your divorce

You’ll have to address these and many other issues during your divorce, so it makes sense to have a seasoned legal professional by your side every step of the way.

Child Custody Agreements

Custody is one of the most difficult areas of divorce. In the vast majority of cases, both parents will have legal rights to their children – but during negotiations, many parents don’t see eye-to-eye on how to make that happen. Your Beverly Hills divorce lawyer can help you work out a child custody agreement with your soon-to-be ex-spouse that fits your family’s needs.

Although most parents are able to reach a custody agreement on their own, there are cases in which it’s necessary for a judge to listen to both sides and make a decision for the family. Sometimes that happens when one parent tries to use custody as a weapon against the other; sometimes it’s because one parent doesn’t believe the other one is good for the children. Regardless of the reason behind it, you need an attorney who’s well-equipped to fight hard for your – and your children’s – rights in court.

Working Through Prenuptial Agreements With a Divorce Lawyer in Beverly Hills 

Many people have prenuptial agreements that clearly establish the means by which each spouse is able to keep his or her property and businesses. However, the judge in your case will be the one who determines whether your own prenup is valid and enforceable.

There are some circumstances that render a prenuptial agreement void, such as when one spouse didn’t have complete information when he or she signed or wasn’t given the appropriate amount of time to consider the agreement before signing it. Spouses must be represented by separate attorneys, as well, unless one received full information about the terms and effect of the agreement and signed a document acknowledging the receipt of that information. Even then, a judge may determine that your prenup – or parts of your prenup – are invalid and don’t apply in your case.

Your attorney can represent your best interests in court, whether or not you have a valid prenuptial agreement. Typically, these agreements are geared toward assets and debts, as well as other financial matters, but they can never address child custody or child support. That’s because in California, the best interests of the child are more important than anything else.

Property Division

Next to child custody, property division is one of the most hotly contested areas of divorce. Your divorce attorney can explain in more detail, but California is a community property state. That means the property you and your spouse acquired while you were married belongs to both of you equally (in the absence of a prenuptial agreement). The property you brought into the marriage typically remains yours alone, and it’s called separate property. Sometimes property becomes commingled, though, such as when one of you owned a home before the marriage but continued paying for it after your marriage. Finally, some property is considered quasi-community; that occurs when you acquired property during your marriage but you acquired it in a state that doesn’t recognize community property.

Property is anything that can be bought or sold or that has value, such as:

  • Cars
  • Homes
  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Bank accounts and cash
  • Pension plans and 401(k) plans
  • Stocks
  • Life insurance that has cash value
  • Businesses
  • Patents

Property division can be quite complicated, and it may require you to hire professional assessors to determine the value of the things you own. Your attorney can find experts to value your property so that you can divide it fairly in your divorce.

Dividing Debts in a Beverly Hills Divorce

The division of debt in a divorce must be equitable, but that doesn’t mean it’s 50-50. You and your spouse are free to reach a fair agreement about dividing your community debt, but if you cannot, the judge in your case will decide for you. The lower-earning spouse may receive a lower share of the debt, for example. However, every case is different, and if you’re not sure how yours is likely to work out, your lawyer can guide you.

Spousal Support

When you work with a divorce lawyer in Beverly Hills, one of the first questions he or she will likely ask you is whether you’re seeking – or whether you expect to pay – spousal support. Spousal support, which is commonly called alimony, is money the court orders one spouse to pay the other. The amount and duration of the support one spouse will pay is based on several factors, including:

  • Each spouse’s earning capacity
  • Whether the party seeking support has marketable skills, and whether there is a market for those skills
  • How much the party seeking support contributed to the other spouse’s career
  • Whether the party seeking support has limited present or future earning capacity due to periods of unemployment during the marriage, typically because of domestic duties
  • Each party’s needs
  • The ability of the paying spouse to pay
  • Each party’s obligations and assets
  • How long the couple was married
  • The age and health of both parties
  • Tax consequences to both parties
  • The balance of hardships between the parties

Courts award spousal support with the goal that the supported spouse will be able to support him- or herself within a reasonable period of time. Sometimes, however, particularly with long-term marriages, the courts may determine that the support-seeking spouse will never become self-supporting.

Your attorney can fight hard for you, whether you’re being asked to pay alimony or you’re seeking it. Your lawyer will explain your options and discuss possible outcomes with you before arguing your case before the judge.

Special Circumstances

No two divorce cases are identical, and you’ll most likely have special circumstances that arise as a result of your divorce. Your attorney can walk you through your legal options in every aspect of your divorce.

Remember, there’s no way to predict how a judge will rule – but when you work with a divorce lawyer in Beverly Hills who’s familiar with our court system and has been practicing long enough to know the judges in our community, he or she will be able to create a strategy that gets you the best possible outcome.

Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer in Beverly Hills?

If you’re considering divorce, or if your spouse has already filed, we may be able to help you. Get in touch with us to schedule your free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate divorce attorney by calling 877-959-0963 or 310-683-4623. We’ll schedule a time that works for you, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Our team of divorce lawyers in Beverly Hills can help you get the best possible outcome.

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Taking action with the right team by your side is critical to the success of your case. Get started with your free Case Evaluation.

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We Understand that Divorce is Difficult

Divorce is not only emotionally difficult but can often wreak havoc on an individual’s financial and physical well-being. Potential losses include parents losing time with their children, a drop in income either due to support payments or the loss of a spouse’s income and the potential loss of any property accumulated during marriage.

 

It’s Critical to Have the Right Team By Your Side

In many divorce cases, there may be only one or very few opportunities to present your case to the court and it is imperative you have the right team on your side to make those moments count. Doing so will give you the best chance of securing the orders you need to begin the next phase of your life poised for success versus enduring a lifetime of financial hardship and struggle as a result of the divorce.

How Provinziano & Associates Protects Your Best Interests

At Provinziano & Associates we understand the potential risks involved in a divorce and take our job of protecting our client’s best interests very seriously. We not only offer sympathetic and effective legal counsel, but we effectively prepare your case, ensure all deadlines are met for filing court documents, and develop a customized case plan and effective strategy to maximize your chances of success in the courtroom.

Case after case has shown that our unique case strategies combined with our detailed pre-court preparation, and our commitment to excellence has made all the difference for our clients. As a client, you can expect The Provinziano Legal Team to prepare the required Petition for Divorce or Response to Petition for Divorce, prepare all required preliminary disclosures, subsequent disclosures, and required discovery as well as providing aggressive advocacy at all court hearings, including Request for Orders hearings, Settlement Conferences, and Court Trials.

Get Started with a Free Consultation

Taking action with the right team by your side is critical to the success of your case. Get started with your free Case Evaluation.

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