Stevenson Ranch Divorce Lawyer
Divorce and Family Law Firm in Stevenson Ranch, CA
At Richard Ross Associates, we offer a high level of legal representation
in all family law matters, from divorce to other critical personal legal
issues. Our founding attorney, Richard Ross, is
certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist. This credential is achieved through extensive
training beyond what the large majority of lawyers have engaged in. To
gain certification, the lawyer must have at least five years of experience
in family law, must have served in the capacity of principal attorney
in more than 30 cases, and fulfilled a minimum of 45 hours of further
education in family law.
Beyond these requirements, the lawyer must pass an examination, very similar
to a shorter version of the bar exam, and have received recommendations
from other lawyers who work in family law. The examination process continues
throughout the years, and must be once again taken every five years to
maintain certification as a family law specialist. We believe that our
qualifications, experience and insight into all matters of divorce and
family law can be of great benefit to you if you are facing an urgent
legal matter such as divorce.
Litigation, Mediation, Collaborative Law and Negotiations
It is important to explore the options to resolve your divorce with non-adversarial
methods when possible. Often, the two parties in the marriage have such
difficulty in communicating, or there is such a high level of emotional
turmoil, that it is difficult to imagine that there could be a reasonable
agreement reached without a trial. In fact, the skills of your attorney
have a great deal to do with whether these alternatives to litigation
are successful. In many cases, we have brought matters to a close without
the need for a trial, even in cases in which it seemed impossible. Allow
us to review your situation and advise you about the alternatives, and
discuss the issues, including the crucial matters of
property division and
spousal support. If it is necessary to litigate, you can be confident that you are represented
by a true legal professional with extensive trial experience.
We are well-versed in collaborative law, and this process could allow you
to reach a resolution. We have worked within the legal community for decades,
are familiar with many lawyers and law firms, and have the ability to
negotiate for our client and press forward with our client's interests
at the forefront of everything we do. No matter what your situation is,
state law will impact the outcome. California is a community property
state. It is important that you know what that means to you, specifically,
in your divorce. Who will get the family home, the split of bank accounts
and retirement accounts, and the outstanding debts will all have to be
resolved. It is important that you are treated fairly. We know state law,
and we are zealous in protecting our client's interests in divorce.
Our experience and knowledge of all family law matters can be of great
benefit to you in your divorce.
We have many years of litigation experience, and know how to present a
case to the court that has a higher chance of success. When we can avoid
trial, we will attempt to do so, as it can be far more expensive, as well
as dragging out the process for many months or longer in some cases. We
believe you will be well-served to get your divorce finalized as quickly
as possible, so you have the opportunity to move ahead with your new life.
As the decision of the court or the settlement reached through an alternative
method will impact your finances, the sharing of children, and matters
such as your possessions, the family home and even pets, every detail
must be carefully managed throughout the process. We know how important
these matters are to you, and we act accordingly. Our goal is to help
you through this period of transition and get you the best agreement possible.
Contact our firm for an initial confidential consultation.