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
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 law matters that we address include matters involving
domestic violence, a
guardianship petition, post decree matters such as modifications of existing court
orders, a request to
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.