Roseville Family Law Representation

Helping Clients Understand The Best Legal Options

Family law deals with a variety of family-related matters, including marriage, adoption, child abuse, divorce, and paternity testing. Why is it best to get a family law attorney involved in these issues?

  • A knowledgeable and attentive divorce attorney is a valuable source of information and practical assistance at times of transition and change in family structure.
  • Attorneys often say that "the client's best interest" is their target. At our firm, I demonstrate every day that these are not just words but my way of practicing law.
  • Where there is a more-affordable, less-contentious way to resolve a legal dispute, I will not hesitate to recommend cost effectiveness over strife!

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Cases Handled By The Law Offices of Evan Samuelson

I can handle your family law issues from the simple to the most complex, including divorce, child custody and post-judgment modifications. Discuss your case with a Roseville divorce lawyer from Law Offices of Evan Samuelson regarding any of the following areas of law:

Child Custody
Child custody refers to the parent or parents who have possession over the child or children involved in the divorce. Physical custody designates with whom a child is actually living, while legal custody designates which parent gets to make decisions regarding the child's health and welfare.

Child Support
There are many issues that can arise during child support discussions. One example involves a parent who is self-employed and running a business. They have control over how the income appears, making it necessary for an family law attorney to review business documents to determine what money is truly available for support purposes.

Contested Divorce
When a divorce is contested, the spouses cannot agree on all issues. Hearings and/or a trial are scheduled so a judge can resolve the spouses' differences.

Divorce
If you wish to file for divorce, the Law Offices of Evan Samuelson can help you get through this process in a manner as stress-free as possible! Don't make the mistake of securing less-than-competent legal representation. Let us mitigate your stress and fear during this difficult time, by providing you with the quality counsel and representation you deserve!

Domestic Violence
One of the most difficult situations leading up to a divorce is that of domestic violence. These circumstances can involve physical, sexual or emotional abuse to the spouse, children or other members of the family.

Legal Separation
Spouses may decide to pursue a legal separation rather than a divorce. The reasons for doing so are varied. Regardless, all issues addressed in a divorce, such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division can also be handled in a legal separation. However, the spouses still remain married.

Mediation
If you and your spouse are going through a divorce, you should consider mediation. I can help both of you through this process as an experienced and highly trained mediator, and enable you and your spouse to reach decisions based on mutual agreement.

Modification
Even after a divorce, a situation may occur that forces a modification of the original agreement. As your family law attorney, I can file motions with the court that ask the judge to modify prior child custody, child support or spousal support orders to accommodate new circumstances.

Property Division
Property distribution is a primary concern of both parties during a typical divorce. Family lawyers and judges are required to trace where a particular item of property came from, how it was acquired, what the intent of the spouses was at the time the property was acquired, and what portion of that property is community property and what portion is separate property.

Pre-Nuptial, Post Nuptial, & Marital Settlement Agreements
A couple can enter into agreements prior to marriage, during marriage, or after their marriage is over. These agreements can address child custody, child support, spousal support, and property division. With pre-nuptial agreements and post nuptial agreements, a couple can discuss how to address these issues not only in the event of divorce or legal separation, but in the event of death of one of the spouses.

Relocation
In some circumstances, the custodial parent will have a need to relocate from their current place of residence because of a job or other circumstance. The relocation may be accepted in some circumstances, but it will have to be a decision made by a judge.

Spousal Support
Some of the factors listed in §4320 that the judge must consider when determining spousal support include: length of marriage, age and health of the spouses, earnings or earning capacities of the spouses, the amount of assets that the spouses will have to live on, the duty of each spouse to make diligent efforts to become self-supporting and the marital standard of living.

Uncontested Divorce
An uncontested divorce is where the spouses settle their divorce without the necessity of going to trial. Depending on when the spouses reach a settlement, an uncontested divorce can be less time consuming, less expensive and cause less stress for all parties. This divorce option usually appeals to couples who are parting on amicable terms or who may only require some mediation to resolve specific details of the divorce. If you and your spouse are already in agreement at the beginning of your case, I offer a flat fee for processing your divorce.

Visitation
In situations in which one party is granted sole physical child custody, the non-custodial party can receive visitation rights. These visitation rights can either be supervised or non-supervised. It is important to protect your rights in these circumstances as well as the best interest of the child by contacting an experienced family lawyer.

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