Family Law Attorney in Westlake Village
Specializing in Family Law & Divorce Matters
The attorney you choose to handle your family law case is the most important decision you can make when facing divorce. Richard Ross Associates has been in practice for over 30 years and can provide focused, individualized representation. As a Certified Family Law Specialist, Attorney Ross has far more experience and recognition in the area of family law than almost any other family law attorney in the area. When you hire our firm, you can rest assured that your lawyer will work tirelessly and will win the best possible outcome for your case. Set up an initial consultation today to learn how we can handle any of the following family law matters.
In some cases a stepparent may want to legally adopt a child of his new spouse. Richard Ross Associates can help you through this process with ease.
Asset Protection / High-Asset Divorce
Divorce can be even more complicated when you have extensive assets. Our firm can help you protect your assets before a divorce through a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or we can litigate aggressively on your behalf to protect your assets in a divorce proceeding.
The court takes a child's best interest into account when determining which parent gets custody or whether both should share custody. You need an aggressive and experienced attorney to build and present a strong argument in your favor in order to win the custody that benefits both you and your child.
Whether you need to fight for child support or need to prevent an unfair support order, an attorney from our firm can help. We have handled numerous child support cases and know the laws that apply, including how child support should be calculated.
Are you and your spouse in agreement about getting a divorce? Do you think you can negotiate all of your divorce terms without litigation? If so, collaborative law may be the best option for you. You will be able to draft your own divorce agreement with your own legal counsel, saving time and money on litigation and court fees.
The most common family law matter is that of divorce, which usually leads to many other family law issues. We have a detailed understanding of California's family law code regarding divorce and can skillfully fight for a fair settlement or divorce judgment.
California allows for two partners of the same sex or two elderly individuals who meet certain requirements to enter into a legal domestic partnership and experience the same benefits as a married heterosexual couple. Speak with a lawyer today to learn more and to take the first step in this legal process.
Perhaps you and / or your children are victims of abuse at home and you are looking to end a harmful marriage. Our Thousand Oaks firm can help you file for temporary protective or restraining orders to prevent further abuse until you can file for divorce and dissolve your marriage for good.
Legal guardianship allows an individual to have custody of a child that is not their own. Guardianship is commonly court ordered when the child's parent or parents are physically, financially, or mentally incapable of meeting the child's needs, such as an alcoholic parent or a parent who is in the military and must be deployed.
Sometimes, a custodial parent may desire to move away for financial or personal reasons, but cannot do so without infringing on the other parent's custody or visitation rights. In these cases, it becomes necessary to obtain a court order modification. Our firm in Thousand Oaks can also help you fight a modification if it will negatively affect your relationship with your child.
It is extremely important to establish paternity as soon as possible in order to protect your parental rights. This can be accomplished before, during, or after a divorce proceeding and can protect your right to custody, child support, and visitation as a father.
Whether you need to litigate for fair property division in court or want to ensure that you draft a fair agreement through collaboration, our Thousand Oaks family law firm can help you gather and prepare all necessary documents and evidence to establish what property is yours and what you deserve to receive through division.
Get the counsel and representation of an attorney right away if you need to obtain spousal support after your divorce or if you are looking to prevent an unfair spousal support order. We have the experience to ensure that you receive - or are required to pay - a fair amount of support.
If you are not able to obtain custody, you may be able to fight for visitation rights that allow you to spend time regularly with your child after a divorce. This can help you to maintain a healthy relationship with your child and to still have an influence in their life, even after a divorce.
Speak with a Thousand Oaks Divorce Lawyer
The sooner you hire a Thousand Oaks divorce attorney in Ventura or Los Angeles County, the better. Our firm has decades of legal experience and is more than capable of guiding you through the divorce process and helping you achieve satisfactory results. Your best interests are our main concern and we will work tirelessly to personalize your representation and win the results you deserve. Contact us today to learn more!