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Divorce Lawyers Marina

Divorce Lawyers Marina

A divorce will directly affect your parental and financial rights, which makes focusing on your legal rights from the outset critical. While your divorce will be specific to you and your family, the terms of the divorce that you will need to resolve are the same across all divorces. If you are considering a divorce – or are already facing divorce – one of the most important steps you can take is to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer in Marina early in the process.

The Terms of Your Divorce

The common terms of divorce – as applicable – include all the following:

Each of these will play an important role in your post-divorce future.

Dividing Your Marital Property

Those assets that either of you owned prior to marriage are considered separate property that will not be included in the division of your marital property, but the dividing line between separate and marital property can become blurred. Those assets that either of you purchased during your marriage – or that you purchased together – are marital assets that must be divided evenly between the two of you upon divorce. Complications often arise in relation to assigning value to specific assets.

Child Custody and Parenting Time

In California, your child custody rights are divided into both legal custody and parenting time. Legal custody addresses how you and your ex will be making parenting decisions on behalf of your children regarding primary issues like the following:

  • Their education 
  • Their daycare
  • Their healthcare 
  • Their religious upbringing
  • Their participation in extracurriculars and travel
  • Their primary residence

More mundane decisions, such as those related to everyday occurrences, are the responsibility of the parent who is with the children at the time.

Parenting time determines when your children are with you and when they are with their other parent. California courts are motivated to maximize each parent’s parenting time, and they turn to factors that address the best interest of the children in the process, including:

  • Each parent’s level of parenting involvement
  • The children’s unique needs and each parent’s ability and desire to meet them
  • Each parent’s commitment to successful co-parenting
  • Each parent’s preferences 

Child Support

Divorce does not absolve parents of their financial responsibility to their children, and child support helps to ensure that both parents contribute in relation to their financial ability to do so.

Alimony

Alimony – or spousal support – is a payment system that is employed when divorce leaves one spouse without the means necessary to continue supporting themself while the other has the financial resources to help. 

An Experienced Divorce Lawyer in Marina Is Standing By to Help

The focused divorce lawyers at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, in Marina recognize how significant the terms of your divorce are to you and your children’s future, and we are well-positioned to help. To learn more about what we can do to help you, please do not put off reaching out and contacting us today.

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