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!
Contact my office by calling (866) 270-0336.
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 refers to the parent or parents who have possession of 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.
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
a family law attorney to review business documents to determine what money
is truly available for support purposes.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.