Marina Divorce Attorneys

Marina Divorce Attorneys

Marina Divorce Attorneys

Whether you are seeking a divorce or a divorce has been thrust upon you, protecting your parental and financial rights from the outset is critical. The terms of your divorce will guide the time you spend with your children and will directly affect your future finances, which makes having an experienced Marina divorce attorney on your side an excellent place to start. 

Dividing Your Marital Property

Over the course of a marriage, spouses acquire both assets and debts. Regardless of whose name is attached to what, this is your marital estate, also referred to as the community estate. In the State of California, community property is generally divided evenly between both spouses upon divorce. Anything that either of you owned prior to your marriage and kept separate throughout remains the property of the original owner. 

Often, assessing the overall estate and assigning mutually acceptable values is one of the most complicated elements of the division of marital property. The dedicated Marina divorce attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, can help you through this negotiation process.

Determining Child Custody Arrangements

Divorcing spouses will need to address the matters of both custody and parenting time. Custody is divided into two types – legal custody, which determines who will make significant parenting decisions for a child, and physical custody, which determines where the child lives. The kinds of decisions covered by legal custody include:

  • Education or daycare
  • Mental and physical healthcare
  • Participation in extracurriculars or sports
  • Vacations and travel
  • Religious upbringing

Parenting time on the other hand refers to the schedule that determines when the children will be with each parent. California courts focus on the best interests of the children when making parenting time decisions, which involves maximizing the amount of time they are able to spend with each parent to the degree possible. If you and your ex are able to negotiate a schedule that works for both of you without the court’s intervention, there is considerable flexibility. If not, however, you will almost certainly receive one of the court’s standard schedules. Talk to our Marina divorce attorneys for more information on potential parenting time schedules.

Child Support

California’s child support system helps to ensure that both parents continue to support their children financially and in relation to their ability to do so. Even when both parents are awarded equal parenting time, the higher earner generally makes the child support payments. 


The outcome of a divorce can leave one spouse without the financial ability to support themself while the other spouse has the means to help. When this is the case, alimony, or spousal support, may be awarded. 

Reach Out for Skilled Legal Guidance from an Experienced Marina Divorce Attorney Today

The focused Marina divorce attorneys at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP, have years of experience successfully guiding challenging divorce cases like yours toward advantageous outcomes. We work diligently to support our valued clients’ rights and best interests. Your case is important to your future, so please do not delay contacting us for more information about what we can do for you today.


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