Divorce & Family Law Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA
Filing for divorce in Woodland Hills? Call upon a specialist.
At Richard Ross Associates, we have qualifications beyond the usual.
Richard Ross has 30 years of experience
and is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist. This credential can only be gained through engaging in further education
beyond what most family lawyers have done. Only a small percentage of
attorneys are Board Certified. We believe that our experience and credentials
make our firm better qualified to serve our clients, whether in divorce
or in another family law matter.
If you are currently considering a divorce or separation, or are certain
that your marriage must come to an end, contact our firm for information
about the process, what you can expect, and how state law could impact
your finances and custody of your children, as well as matters related
to property division. Our firm offers individualized service, and will
spend the time, energy and focus on your case that is necessary. Whether
you are basically in good communication with your spouse, or you are involved
in a bitter situation in which neither party is prepared to compromise,
our firm can help.
Our Woodland Hills divorce lawyer will carefully evaluate the details of
your case and advise you how to proceed. We can attempt to resolve the
issues such as
property division and
spousal support with a non-adversarial approach by employing the processes in
collaborative law. We can also engage with the opposing attorney to negotiate a resolution
so that a trial can be avoided. This is not always possible, and if your
case must be taken to court for a decision, we carefully prepare and are
professional in our presentation of the facts that support the case for
Family Law Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA
There are a number of legal issues that demand assistance from a qualified
Woodland Hills family lawyer.
Family law legal matters include issues such as establishing
paternity, post-divorce decree matters such as a request for one parent to
move-away, a petition to the court for a
stepparent adoption or a modification to an existing court order, such as changing the amount
of child support or other matter. We have decades of experience in all
of these matters as well as many other family law issues, and can help
you immediately. Divorce is a traumatic situation, even when the spouses
are not involved in a terrible dispute.
Facing a future as a single person can be very stressful, and worrying
about children and finances makes the situation even more difficult. In
filing for divorce, you want to make sure that you have a legal professional
working with you to guide you, and to help you avoid the pitfalls. There
are definitely do's and don'ts if you are filing for divorce,
and we do everything possible to protect your rights, and to help you
to pursue a settlement that is fair and just. Each case is unique, and
the situation must be evaluated to determine how to best move forward.
If you are the victim of
domestic violence, immediate action must be taken to gain the protection the law can offer.
Any type of domestic violence is dangerous, and is likely to escalate.
Domestic Violence – Divorce and Protection Under the Law
If you are the victim of domestic violence, contact our firm so we can
discuss your situation with you on a confidential basis, and help you
to get a restraining order. If your spouse violates this order, an arrest
will be made. There are also cases in which a person is falsely accused
of domestic violence, and is now forced to defend against the accusation.
As many of these cases are based upon the testimony of one person who
claims the abuse is taking place, without firm facts to support the claim,
whether police calls, testimony from witnesses or other data, these accusations
can be challenged. It is important that action is taken at once, as unfortunately,
being completely innocent is not enough.
When a spouse or former relationship partner makes false accusations of
abuse with the goal of gaining an advantage in the divorce process, and
these actions are proven to be an attempt to discredit the other person,
a fine can be imposed and the court is likely to treat this matter very
severely. Our firm can help in either case. No matter what family legal
matter you are facing, we have the qualifications, training and experience
to protect your rights and to fight for justice for you and your children.
We take our duty to our clients extremely seriously, and we know how important
the outcome will be. Our family law firm will work long hours in case
preparation, with the goal of achieving a fair divorce settlement, or
resolving your family law issue with the least amount of stress.
for more information about divorce in Woodland Hills, and to get an attorney
in family law on your side.