When you go to court for your divorce, one factor that you're not in control of is the judge who will preside. While your attorney could ask to have a different judge if there's a reason to do so, you may find that you're stuck with whom you have.
In California, property division and alimony agreements often create serious points of friction for divorcing spouses. As a divorce attorney, you must constantly stay on top of a mountain of moving parts for your client, to ensure that they receive the best reasonable terms in agreements covering a wide spectrum of issues.
All parties involved in a divorce judgment must follow the terms of the judge's decision. However, that does not mean that a judge's decision is unchangeable. Indeed, it may be possible to modify a court's decision at a later time.
Staying on top of your family law case can prove very difficult, especially if you cannot get proper cooperation from the other players involved. Whether you're representing a spouse in a divorce or some other family law issue, sometimes the tables simply turn against you and you may need to consider unconventional options in order to protect your clients' interests.
There are many ways that a divorce case can get away from you. Whether the opposing counsel didn't care to cooperate or the judge ruled unfairly, or any number of things in between, your client now wants to fight the ruling. Maybe you know that an appeal is probably possible, but you're not entirely comfortable navigating appellate proceedings. Fortunately, you have options.
When you first started working with this client, you believed this case would be simple and straightforward. You discussed all the critical details, including issues in the marriage and a careful examination of all marital assets. You prepared for court, but now things aren't going the way you had hoped or anticipated.
Family law cases that go to trial are often very complex matters that require ample preparation. For any family law case that is being prepared for trial, it is imperative that they are planned with an appeal in mind.
If you're in an unhealthy marriage, the chances are high that you are considering a divorce. However, many spouses don't know where to start with divorce, or worry that the process will be so difficult that they simply can't bear to go through with it.
Many people know they are ready to file for divorce, but they don't exactly know how to prepare for the first meeting with an attorney. If you fall into this category, don't worry — it's normal to not feel entirely sure how to start this process.
The greater one or both partner's assets are within a marriage, the more likely conflict is to brew, sooner or later. While money is certainly not the root of all evil, it does have a way of presenting conflicts in relationships, especially if spouses come from different economic backgrounds.