Each divorce is unique and requires a custom approach and careful planning. At Nguyen Law Group we are prepared to build a specialized plan to fit your needs. Most California divorce cases involve the following issues:
Whenever minor children are involved there are usually two types of custody orders: Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Legal custody determines which parent(s) have the right and responsibility to make decisions regarding the child’s health, education, and welfare. Physical custody pertains to the parenting plan and where the child lives. Our extensive experience will help you determine the best interest for your children and achieving your family’s goals.
In California child support is the money one parent pays the other in order to support the child(ren). Usually the courts use a mathematical formula to calculate the child support. The three main factors are each parent’s income, if any, and the timeshare between the parents. At Nguyen Law Group we have the expertise to help ensure all the relevant factors will be explored so that you receive or pay a fair and reasonable amount.
Spousal support is the amount of money one spouse is ordered to pay the other. This amount of support depends on many factors such as your income level, monthly expenses, and assets. Because the issue is very complex and subjective it is important to have an attorney who has the experience to evaluate your situation to ensure you receive or pay the appropriate amount.
Within a divorce case, you will need to divide your assets (homes, cars, bank accounts, retirements) and your debts (loans, credit cards, mortgage). California is a community property State which means the assets and debts acquire or incurred during the marriage are divided equally between the spouses. Even though this is the default presumption, each case is unique and there may be exceptions that apply to you. We have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through a fair property division.
Often times one spouse has control or access to a majority of the money or was the primary breadwinner. Even if you do not earn income or do not have control or access to the marital funds, we can help you receive an attorney fee award so that the other spouse will be ordered to pay for some if not all of your attorney fees and costs. Since 2010 we have obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney fee awards for our clients.
These types of cases involve parents who were not married. The issues are limited to child custody, child support, and attorney fees. As mentioned above we are prepared to help you navigate these issues so that you can focus on your children and your finances.
Sometimes when couples separate there are acts of domestic violence between the parties. Domestic violence is not limited to physical violence. It can be emotion abuse, verbal abuse, harassment, and many other types of conduct. Whether you are seeking a restraining order or defending against allegations; we have successfully protected victims and defended innocent defendants. If children are involved, a restraining order can impact your child custody as well. It is important to have a decade of experience to help you through this troubling time.