Family Law Lawyers Near Me

Family Law Lawyers Near Me

Family Law Lawyers Near Me 

Family law matters affect your loved ones, which makes them of particular importance. The surest way to protect your rights while resolving your family law concern favorably is with an experienced family law lawyer near you in your corner. 

Family Law Cases 

While family law cases can take a wide range of forms, most fall into categories like the following:

  • Divorce and the terms of divorce
  • Domestic partnerships
  • Legal separations
  • Adoptions and guardianships
  • Paternity determinations and child custody
  • Domestic violence and restraining orders

Divorce and the Terms of Divorce

Your divorce will be as unique as you and your spouse, but it will have to resolve all of the following terms that apply:

  • The division of your marital property, which in California involves the equal distribution of those assets you came to own during your marriage
  • Your child custody and parenting time arrangements, which determine who will be making important decisions on your children’s behalf and how you and your ex will divide your time with them
  • Child support, which is generally the responsibility of the parent who is the higher earner 
  • Alimony – or spousal support – which is only ordered in those divorces that leave one spouse without adequate financial support while the other has the means to help

Each of these, other than property division, can also be addressed in terms of post-divorce modifications, and both child custody and child support can be addressed outside of marriage and divorce entirely.

Domestic Partnerships

In California, couples who choose to share their lives in a committed, intimate relationship based on mutual care can register as domestic partners. The dissolution of such a partnership generally involves a process that is much like a divorce. 

Legal Separations

The State of California recognizes legal separations, and the same financial and child custody terms addressed in divorce can be resolved in the separation process. 

Adoptions and Guardianships

When you adopt a child, you become their legal parent, and you take on the same responsibilities and rights that biological parents have. Legal guardianship, however, affords guardians many of the same responsibilities parents have but does not grant them the same rights. Another important distinction is that guardianship can be revoked. 

Paternity Determinations and Child Custody

When the parents of a child are not married at the time of their birth, the child’s legal father must be established through a paternity determination. This can be achieved via parental agreement or can be ascertained through court-ordered DNA testing. Child custody and visitation order are also common parts of Family Law cases. 

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders 

Domestic violence can lead to restraining orders, which are designed to help protect victims from physical and emotional abuse or the threat of such abuse. 

An Experienced Family Law Lawyer near You Can Help

The accomplished family law lawyers at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, are proud to serve the communities of both Monterey and Salinas and dedicate their impressive practice to helping clients like you prevail with advantageous case outcomes. 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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