Lake Sherwood Divorce Attorney

Family Law and Divorce Law Firm in Lake Sherwood, CA

At Richard Ross Associates, we have an uncommon level of professionalism, personal service and skills in divorce and family law. Our firm's founder, attorney Richard Ross, is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, one of only a few in the area. He has a background in psychology and interpersonal relations, and is highly skilled in working towards a resolution in the most difficult cases. The firm is known for high quality work in family law and divorce.

If you are considering a divorce, it is important that you get accurate information and counsel from a Lake Sherwood divorce lawyer before you file papers. Although our firm has taken over representation in many cases in which an individual felt that his or her interests were not being managed correctly, having our legal team on your side early in the process can be an advantage to you. Generally, we do not begin the process of divorce with an adversarial approach. The attorney is trained in collaborative law, and if there is a real option to resolve issues in contention through this process or through careful negotiations with the opposing attorney, we may be able to help you to avoid litigation and a divorce trial.

Should it be impossible to come to an agreement, we can move forward to trial. We have extensive experience at trial, and our cases are prepared carefully. We have access to some of the most respected expert witnesses that can be called upon to provide testimony when necessary, from forensic accountants to child experts and others. Your future financial health can be heavily impacted in a divorce. We can advise you about what to expect with regard to child support, spousal support and property division, and the formulas that are applied in this state for these matters. The duration of your marriage, the educational level of each spouse, the ability to earn a living, and the number of shared assets all must be fully evaluated.

There are a number of methods by which a settlement can be reached. It can be superior to make these arrangements without involving the court. Reaching a settlement without a trial allows you to move ahead with your new life without the problem of a trial hanging over your head. When a trial must take place, you want to ensure that your case is presented professionally to the court. Our decades of experience at trial in divorce and other family law matters could be a great advantage to you, should it be necessary.

Quality Representation for Your Complex Family Law Matters

There are a great number of highly personal issues that are resolved in family court. family law matters that we address include matters involving domestic partnerships, domestic violence, a guardianship petition, post decree matters such as modifications of existing court orders, a request to move-away, establishing paternity and the drafting of prenuptial agreements, and our firm does it all. We are involved in all areas of family law, and can advise regarding any such matter. Our Lake Sherwood divorce lawyer can help you get any such matter resolved, and is prepared to advise you and answer your questions about these issues. Contact the firm either by phone or email for a fast response.

A high percentage of marriages end in divorce. When a divorce is inevitable, it is an extremely emotional and stressful time, and there are many issues on the table that must be resolved. Marriages of long duration usually have extensive community property, and finding a way to fairly split property can be a challenge. Both parties may want certain items, or there could be contention about who should get what. Sorting out these matters fairly takes a great deal of negotiating skill.

There are many ways property could be divided, based upon the situation. In some cases, a one-time payment could be arranged, while in others, selling property may be necessary. The property that was accrued over the term of the marriage is considered to be community property. If there was a prenuptial agreement in place, these matters could be simpler to sort out. There are many, many cases in which a prenuptial is later challenged in property division. No matter how complex your situation appears, you can trust our firm to have the insight and skill to propose various solutions to these critical financial matters. We are highly experienced and skilled in working with the opposing attorney and hammering out the details, with our client's interests and rights as our only focus and concern. Call upon our professional legal team for information about divorce or family law.