Areas We Serve

Divorce and Family Law Firm Serving Various Locations in Southern California

With over 30 years of experience, Richard Ross Associates offers the highest level of legal service in divorce and family law, and serves clients located in Southern California.

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Our experience in family law allows us to help our clients in the most efficient way possible. Our lead attorney, Richard Ross, is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, and has personally invested the time and effort to become certified as an expert in family law.

If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you understand how California state law could impact your case. As the final decision is likely to impact your life, both personally and financially, for years into the future, it could not be more important that you have highly professional legal representation managing every detail of your case. Your interests and rights are the focus of everything we do, whether in mediation, arbitration, in the collaborative divorce process or in court. Our cases are carefully prepared and supported by the necessary documentation or witness statements or testimony.

Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support and Property Division

Some of the most commonly contested issues in divorce are those related to child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and property division. As this is a community property state, certain property (and debt) will be considered to be jointly owned. The assets you brought into the marriage should remain yours alone, and not subject to the community property law. The distribution of the property can vary, and there are a number of alternatives in how to split bank accounts, property and other assets. In many cases, a negotiation with the opposing attorney to arrange the split of assets and bills can be a better choice than taking the case to court. We have exceptional skills in negotiation and coming to a compromise that is acceptable to our client, and helping him or her to avoid the need for a court decision.

There are some cases in which it won't be possible to arrange a settlement without a trial. When one party simply refuses to negotiate or takes a stance that includes unreasonable expectations, litigation may be the only choice. You can be confident that we are highly skilled in court, have a great deal of experience, and present a case professionally and persuasively.

We operate with a team approach, and several of our staff or other professionals could be involved in getting your divorce or other family law matter resolved. We believe that calling upon the varied skills of our team can benefit our clients greatly. We have a number of professional resources to call upon to assist in supporting a case, including forensic accountants, private investigators, child specialists, vocational evaluators and others. These are highly respected professionals that can present testimony to support your divorce case.

Our lead attorney has a background in psychology and interpersonal relations, giving him a great depth of insight into how to manage difficult negotiations between parties that cannot communicate. Well-known and respected throughout the legal community, the firm offers legal services in all family law legal matters. You can expect professional representation, responsive and compassionate service, and a zealous protection of your rights and interests.

Contact the firm and get more information about our divorce lawyers and our service to the communities.