Hemet Family Law Lawyer
Whether you need legal help with divorce, child custody, child support, grandparent's rights, or any other family law matter in Hemet, California, Family Law Attorney Michael R. Young can provide aggressive representation for your case.
In California, the process of divorce, or "dissolution of marriage" involves addressing several common issues that include, child custody, child support, spouse support, the division of assets and debts, and changing ones legal status from "married" to "single."
In the state of California there are several classifications of child custody; joint physical and legal custody, primary physical and legal custody, sole legal and physical custody, and no right to custody.
If you are married and are considering filing for a divorce, legal separation, or want to live apart, it is essential you obtain court orders that will specify your rights to child custody as soon as possible. Prior to a court order being entered, the father and the mother are equally entitled to custody of the minor children of the marriage.
During determination of child custody by the Hemet Court, several factors may come into play. Primarily, the court will attempt to determine where the best interests of the child lie, whether that is with the mom or dad, and will decide what contact the non-custodial parent shall have with the children.
During a divorce proceeding where minor children are involved, the Court may order that a "730 Evaluation" be conducted, which will be considered and will serve as the basis for custody and visitation orders between the perspective parties.
Such an evaluation often arises when there are unresolved questions regarding the parenting practices of one or both parents. Considerations may involve concerns about child abuse, domestic violence substance abuse, and diminished parenting abilities due to mental health problems, all of which may have a negative impact on the "best interests of the child."
An experienced Family Law Attorney will utilize various effective strategies for counteracting child custody evaluations that may negatively impact clients.
Ultimately, in Riverside and San Bernardino County, child support is entwined with child custody. Even if a child is conceived out of wedlock, both parents of minor children are responsible to provide support for them.
Generally, the non-custodial parent is ordered to pay child support to the custodial parent, depending upon factors such as, the income of each parent, any hardship deductions, time spent with the children by each parent and expenses, among other considerations.
In California, child support can only be enforced if one parent has obtained a court order for child support. If you are a parent with primary physical custody of your children, it is essential that you to go to court as soon as possible to obtain child support orders.
As a seasoned lawyer, Mr. Young holds extensive experience in Family Law including, marriage dissolution, child custody and support matters, as well as spousal support issues. His long-time familiarity of Southern California Family Courts allows him to serve his Hemet clients efficiently and effectively.
Mr. Young is deeply dedicated to gaining the results you desire and will utilize strategies most effective for your situation, while remaining fully conscious of the commitment you're embarking on and the uniqueness of your case.
Contact the Hemet Family Law Office today for an initial consultation on your divorce, child custody, child support, alimony case or any family law issue you may have. We know how serious your Family Law case is to you, which is why we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - you can email us at: email@example.com, or use the contact information below.
308 West State Street, Suite 2-B
Redlands, CA. 92373
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