Divorce Lawyers Salinas

Divorce Lawyers Salinas

Divorce Lawyers Salinas

Divorce is a complex legal matter that also represents a primary shift in your life and family that is guaranteed to be challenging. If you are moving toward a divorce, protecting your parental and financial rights is critical. Every divorce is a journey, but having an experienced divorce lawyer in Salinas on your side can help to ensure that you obtain divorce terms that work for you and your children.

The Division of Your Marital Property

California is a community property state when it comes to the division of your marital assets. This means that the properties and other assets that either you or your spouse acquires while you are married are owned by both of you equally and, thus, must be distributed between you evenly in the event of a divorce. Any assets that either of you brings into the marriage with you qualify as separate property – but you must keep these assets separate throughout the years of your marriage, which can prove very difficult.  

Your Child Custody Arrangements

California addresses child custody in terms of both legal custody (the decision-making responsibilities) and physical custody (parenting time). The decisions in question include those major decisions that determine your children’s upbringing, including those related to the following:

  • Their educational needs
  • Their healthcare needs
  • Their religious education
  • Their extracurriculars and travel

Parenting time refers to the schedule by which you and your ex split your time with your kids. While there are no limits when it comes to scheduling options, parenting plans generally involve either one parent becoming the primary custodial parent (and having the kids the majority of the time) or both parents sharing their time more evenly. 

Child Support

Child support helps to ensure that both parents continue to support their children financially, and the calculation process takes a variety of factors into careful consideration, including the following:

  • Each parent’s income
  • The amount of time that each parent has the children 
  • The number of children who are entitled to financial support
  • The childcare expenses paid by either parent
  • Add on expenses related to special circumstances

Typically, the parent who is the higher earner is the parent who pays child support. 

Spousal Support

In California, alimony is called spousal support, and it refers to financial support that is paid by one spouse to the other when divorce leaves the recipient without the ability to support himself or herself financially (and the payor has the financial means to help). Spousal support is generally intended to help support the recipient while he or she obtains the education or job skills necessary to become more financially independent. 

Turn to a Divorce Lawyer in Salinas for the Help You Need

The trusted divorce lawyers at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, in Salina dedicate their impressive practice to championing the financial and parental rights of all our clients. We are on your side and here to help, so please do not wait to reach out and contact us for more information today.


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