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.
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They represented my custody case and handled it like it is their own case and they are best in Monterey County.
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