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San Fernando Valley Divorce Attorneys

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The prospect of filing for divorce can be upsetting, frightening and sometimes liberating. The wide range of emotions that a person may experience can make this process all the more difficult, particularly when such matters as custody, child support, alimony, visitation and property division need to be addressed. Even a divorce which starts out amicably may turn into a bitter, drawn out legal battle as you and your spouse seek different outcomes that you feel address your needs, your children's well-being, and protect your finances.

If you are considering divorce, consulting with an attorney is one of the most important actions to take. You and your spouse will need to come to a complete agreement about all terms of your divorce or you will face court proceedings where these matters will be decided by a judge. Most often, it is less time-consuming and expensive to work out an agreement out of the courtroom. A negotiated divorce settlement means that you and your spouse will have more freedom on determining the exact terms of your divorce; however, at times these terms cannot be worked out without court assistance. Through negotiations or litigation in court, your lawyer will need to assert your rights and protect your interests every step of the way.

How Our Encino Divorce Lawyers Can Help

Regardless of whether you and your spouse are able to come to an amiable agreement, or whether you cannot agree on anything, you can find the support you need from our legal team. With more than two decades of experience, we have shown that we are compassionate, hard-hitting lawyers who truly recognize how to best represent our clients. We hope you can find the help you are looking for on our website.

Below, we explain just some of the topics we discuss on our site:

Collaborative Divorce
In some cases, separating spouses are able to agree on most topics that they are discussing in regards to the divorce agreement. When this occurs, they may be able to avoid going to the courtroom at all. Whether you are simply collaborating or whether you are involving a mediator, collaborative divorces allow the divorcing couple to save themselves time, heartache, money, and stress.

Contested Divorce
If you and your spouse are unable to come to agreement about topics, and the divorce is heavily contested, you may be unable to avoid the courtroom. At our firm, we understand this can be a difficult time to experience, and we want you to know that you do not have to face it alone. With years of experience, we understand the litigation process and will fight to protect your best interests.

Grounds for Divorce
As a "no fault" divorce state, you do not need to find a reason such as adultery or abuse to file for divorce in the Golden State. You, however, do need to have grounds to file. This could be incurable insanity, or it may be as simple as irreconcilable differences. The latter simply means that you are stating that your marriage is irreparably broken, with no way for your spouse and you to repair it.

Uncontested Divorce
Similar to a collaborative divorce, you can avoid the headache of a long court battle by going through what is informally known as an uncontested divorce. This simply means that the spouses are willing to work together on agreeable terms to come to an arrangement that suits them both. It may be resolved through mediation or an out-of-court agreement; regardless, it is usually much more stress-free than the alternative.

Looking for a divorce lawyer in Encino?

With years of experience in assisting clients, it is imperative that you work with the legal team at Cutter & Lax. We are here to help you. Our dedicated attorneys have your best interests in mind and will provide you with outstanding legal counsel. We represent clients throughout the San Fernando Valley and may be able to help you as well. As difficult (or liberating) as this time may be, it requires the execution of an experienced family law attorney to help guide you through the legal process. If your case cannot be settled with mediation and your case goes to trial, you can guarantee that we will strongly represent you.

Contact our firm today if you are looking for a lawyer for a divorce in San Fernando Valley.

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