If you or a family member is in need of fair representation from a family law professional, visit Thompson Law Office. Sherry A. Thompson has over 30 years of experience practicing family law in the greater Victorville area. She is ready to address the unique challenges of your situation. Trust Thompson Law Office to provide you with the legal support you need.
As a couple, you and your partner can choose a legal separation court order to remain legally married but separated. You also have the option of beginning the divorce process to dissolve the marriage permanently.
As part of the divorce or legal separation, joint property, as well as shared assets and debts, must be divided.
In addition, spousal support may be awarded to you or your partner. The judge will weigh a number of factors before determining the amount of spousal support and who will be the recipient. You may be able to bypass this step by negotiating alimony with your spouse after receiving legal advice.
In a case where you and your partner share a child or children, determining which partner is awarded custody during a divorce or legal separation depends on a variety of circumstances. In addition, you or your partner might seek child support or periodic payments meant to provide financial aid during or after the separation.
If you would like to move away with your children, or if you are worried that your partner will do so without your notification or consent, contact Thompson Law Office. The law concerning these circumstances is complicated and always changing.
If you believe at any time that you or your children might be in danger of domestic violence, harassment, or stalking, you may apply for a restraining order from the court.
If you have any questions about any of the family law services that Thompson Law Office can render, or if you would like to seek legal advice regarding your divorce or child custody situation, contact Thompson Law Office today.
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