Today, most San Benito County households feature a single parent, a previously-married couple, a grandparent, or another non-traditional head of household. Likewise, many children are either step-children or adopted children. For these families, life can be a delicate balancing act, from both a financial and emotional standpoint. These households also have unique and ongoing legal needs that only an experienced Hollister family law attorney can provide.
At Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, we are dedicated to the Hollister community because we live here and work here, too. We provide compassionate and aggressive legal services to area families. We understand the issues you face because most of us are from blended families, too. More importantly, our professional team is a strong voice for you, both in trial and during pretrial settlement negotiations. In both of these venues, we are committed to your legal and financial rights.
Almost every family in the area needs a Hollister family law attorney from time to time. This umbrella term covers a wide variety of services, such as:
Other types of California family law cases include paternity and adoption. Legal paternity is important because, even if your name is on the child’s birth certificate, you may not have enforceable rights. A mother with sole legal custody can make unilateral decisions.
If there is an emergency that begins a divorce, about two weeks after a petitioner initiates a divorce or other family law case, a judge may hold a temporary hearing. Aggressive representation from a skilled Hollister family law attorney is important at this hearing. Without such an advocate, a judge often makes unfavorable decisions that are difficult to undo.
Next, since these cases involve both emotional and financial issues, the discovery process is often extensive. In contested child custody cases, most judges order court/social services investigations. A social worker evaluates the facts and makes a conclusion. Most judges abide by the social worker’s recommendations, at least in large part. Financial discovery often includes much more than tax returns and pay stubs. To fairly divide property and assess family support obligations, both spouses must put all their financial cards on the table. This process is often, but not always, rather tedious.
Out-of-court settlements resolve most family law cases. Mediation is a useful tool, and many judges order contested cases to mediation. This litigation alternative saves money, helps set the stage for effective co-parenting, and gives the parties more control over the outcome.
Even if everyone agrees on major issues, family law cases are almost never simple and straightforward. For a confidential consultation with an experienced Hollister family law attorney, contact Miranda, Magden & Miranda LLP. We routinely handle matters in San Benito County and nearby jurisdictions.
Thank you Miranda and team for the excellent service provided. Miranda is a compassionate, understating, extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney. Her team was always on top of everything making my legal process less stressful. I could never thank Miranda and her assistant Ingrid for holding my hand throughout this difficult process (literally). Miranda is one of the BEST immigration lawyers ever! I would definitely recommend her.
They represented my custody case and handled it like it is their own case and they are best in Monterey County.
The entire team at MMM are superstars! I appreciate all the time and prep that went into my original case many years ago. And now recently, I asked for some help on a follow-up custody matter that I felt I could handle myself but just needed their expertise to properly represent all the important details. They are knowledgeable, extremely thorough, and prepared me for every possible scenario. I can't thank them enough!
My partner and I sought legal advice on bringing my fiance' to the United States with this office after having called a few immigration attorney offices around Monterey County. Having never sought legal advice before it was a refreshing experience in which we both really felt that Patricia listened intently to our goals and needs, and then not only gave us thorough advice, but also she really showed a lot of empathy with our situation and all the challenges we faced in what we trying to do. I would definitely recommend this office for anyone who is unclear about what..
Working with Patricia was a professional encounter unlike any other, an absolute 5-star experience. From the first moment, we walked into our consultation until the moment our case was closed and my husband walked away with his permanent resident card Patricia was communicative, professional, and thorough. Her team contacted us every step of the way providing valuable process and law changes we would not have been able to catch if we tried to navigate this endeavor alone. Patricia answered our endless question stream with thoughtfulness and care, calling us countless times to ensure we were clear on every piece of..
Last year, I had just moved in the area and needed a family law attorney for a custody case. The process of finding/choosing an attorney could be daunting. However, when I went in for my first consultation with Levi my stress level was immediately mollified. He was personable, which made me feel comfortable to discuss my personal matters freely. I had a lot of questions of the legal process that would take place and he took the time to explain everything with meticulous detail. More importantly, when I called Levi he returned my phone calls in a timely/professional time frame...
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