Family Law Attorney in Pasadena

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If you have been issued divorce papers or are seeking divorce from your spouse, you will need information on family law in California. You should speak with a Pasadena family law attorney from our firm to begin preparing your case and to ensure that your rights are safeguarded. At Cannon Legal Group, we are a highly respected firm with concentrated experience in the area of divorce and family law. With the high divorce rate in Los Angeles County, it is necessary to retain reliable legal counsel so that your concerns and forms do not get lost in the shuffle. Moreover, the right family lawyer can make sure that all members of your family and the full effect of the divorce are considered as you proceed through each stage of the process.

Our legal team strives to demonstrate the highest level of professionalism possible, particularly when handling emotionally volatile cases for clients. Our goal is to ensure that each client is given the greatest chance at carefully resolving their case. We serve individuals throughout Pasadena with honesty and vigilance as they seek to protect their loved ones during a family law issue. Our Pasadena divorce lawyers can assist with the following aspects of family law:

Alimony and Family Support
In California, alimony, or spousal support, is determined through the review of various factors, such as the earning capacity of each party, each party's age, each party's health, and the duration of the marriage. The purpose of family support is to ensure that all parties can retain the standard of living established during the course of the marriage.

Child Custody & Visitation
For most families with minor children, child custody and visitation will have to be discussed and arranged. The terms of child custody and visitation are evaluated based on what can best maintain the status quo. Your child's or children's best interest is the primary deciding factor assessed by the court to determine terms of your divorce.

Child Support
Child support is the amount of money the court will require one parent to pay the other each month to help support the child or children. Parents facing divorce will need to face the challenging topic of child support and evaluating the needs of their child or children moving forward. Child support calculations are based on factors such as income and employment.

Collaborative Divorce
If you are considering divorce, you may want to pursue a collaborative divorce. Collaborative divorce is a peaceful, less-expensive, and uncontested form of divorce that is accomplished through an amicable method of peaceful discussion and agreement. Divorce may be imminent, but you can have control over the way it is executed. You can avoid court by choosing collaborative divorce.

Contempt Proceedings
Contempt proceedings can take place after one party fails to comply with the terms of a court order. Contempt proceedings are initiated through the filing of an order to show cause and affidavit for contempt with the court. The individual who has been cited will be entitled to a formal hearing and will be permitted to testify, present evidence, and bring in witnesses.

Contested Divorce
Divorcing spouses who are not in agreement regarding the terms of their divorce will need to pursue a contested divorce. Terms of the divorce that will require court interaction include the division of property, child custody, and spousal support. Contested divorce cases are often more expensive, stressful, and time consuming than collaborative divorces. In many cases, however, contested divorce is necessary for the parties to achieve a successful outcome.

Individuals who are legally joined together through marriage may decide to get a divorce to terminate their union. Dissolution of marriage, or divorce, is a complex legal process that typically requires the involvement of a Pasadena divorce attorney. You should seek legal assistance if you need to respond to a divorce petition.

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders
Domestic violence refers to the abuse or threats from a domestic partner or individual within your home. Various forms of abuse exist, including physical harm, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, or destruction of one's property. Abuse can also be verbal or emotional harm.

Flat Fee Divorce
We offer flat fee divorce as a cost-effective way for our clients to resolve their divorce in a prompt and efficient manner. This is a popular option for many clients because it offers financial peace of mind for couples looking for a quick way to dissolve a marriage.

Juvenile Dependency Law
Juvenile court dependency hearings commence when a child is removed from their parents' care and placed into protective custody. Law enforcement is permitted to detain children for a maximum of 72 hours if they believe abuse or negligence is evident. Dependency Court is tasked with protecting minors in juvenile court. Our firm can help you establish what is in your child's best interest so that they are protected from harm.

LGBT Issues
With the recent overturn of Proposition 8, many new lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues have arisen regarding divorce and family law. Same-sex couples seeking divorce face many of the same issues as divorcing heterosexual couples, such as having to discuss property division, child custody, and support. Our firm can help you successfully navigate this complicated legal process.

"Move-Away" Cases
After a legal separation or divorce, custodial parents may need to relocate or move away for various reasons. Move-away cases take place when a parent has joint or sole custody of their child. The court's decision will depend on the type of custody arrangement established. No matter what side of the move-away case you are on, you must allow the court issue a decision before you take action.

Paternity (Parentage) Actions
Paternity actions or lawsuits are filed to establish a man's fatherhood of a child. Establishing parentage means that actions are taken to clarify the identity of a child's parents. Paternity actions can begin when one party files a complaint to establish parental relationship with the court.

Post-Judgment Modifications
Changes take place regularly, even after a divorce. If you need a post-judgment divorce modification for child custody, spousal support, or another term of divorce, you must seek approval from the court. As you deal with a move-away case or other modification request, speak with our firm at once.

Prenuptial Agreements
Prenuptial agreements can help you maintain control over your finances in case of divorce, disability, or death. If divorce occurs, a prenuptial agreement can ensure that both spouses are protected rather than allowing the California Family Code and Probate Code to take control of property division. California prenuptial agreements are not able to regulate child custody or child support of mutual children.

Summary Dissolution
For some couples, a summary dissolution is a much simpler way to terminate their marriage or domestic partnership. Specific requirements must be met, however, before a summary dissolution can be obtained. For example, both spouses must have been married for less than five years. An attorney from our firm can help you file the necessary forms and guide you through your case.

Uncontested Divorce
In California, married couples wishing to terminate their union can pursue an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces can begin from a default on your partner's or spouse's petition for divorce. Compared with a contested divorce, an uncontested divorce is generally less expensive and less time consuming. Both parties must be able to reach agreement on the majority of the issues within a divorce for this process to be completed successfully.

Are you facing divorce in California? Contact our firm!

At Cannon Legal Group, our attorneys have more than 10 years of experience. We have witnessed many divorce cases and family law circumstances throughout our time of legal practice. As a result of our experience, we know that one size never fits all for family law issues. We believe in tailoring a unique approach to our clients' legal concerns. Each client we represent deserves a specialized approach to their case, which is what we provide.

Our firm takes pride in helping our clients efficiently resolve their issues when facing a family law issue. Contact us to find out how your case can benefit from our representation.