Los Angeles Family Law Attorney
The Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, is here to help you manage your family law case. We understand the sensitivity of dealing with family issues, and we are here to offer you the legal representation you deserved in your time of need. If you wish to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss the details of your case, you should contact the Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, at (805) 643-5555. You may also contact the firm online to schedule your free case evaluation.
Common Cases Our Los Angeles Family Law Attorneys Handle
Family law is an area of law that can involve a wide range of topics. For example, a single family law claim could involve a prenuptial agreement, custody issues, divorce, and many other matters. As a result, it is vital to have an experienced family law attorney that is highly familiar with the family court system in Los Angeles, CA.
The Los Angeles family law attorneys at the Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, is here to discuss common family law claims that our firm can help you resolve.
Child Support Payments
In Los Angeles, the parents of a minor child have a duty to provide support to that child. If the parents of the child are not married, and one parent has primary custody of the child, this will typically require the other parent to provide financial support for the child.
The amount that a parent has to pay for child support can vary depending on a number of circumstances. For example, the court will consider the annual income of a parent, whether the child has any special needs, and the amount of time the non-custodial parent spends with the child.
Note, however, that you may have the option of modifying a child support order if you do not agree with your current payments. For example, if your salary recently decreased, this could be grounds to seek a lower child support payment.
Adoption of a Child
The decision to adopt a child can be a joyous event for a family. To ensure that the adoption process goes as smoothly as possible, you should work with a family law attorney who has experience handling legal concerns for adoptions.
If you wish to adopt a child in Los Angeles, you will need to ensure that you meet all requirements imposed by the state. Our legal team can assist you in adhering to the guidelines set by adoption agencies in California.
A prenuptial agreement is a way for a couple to avoid mixing certain types of property during a marriage. While it can be a sensitive topic to have with a spouse, there are a number of benefits that may arise out of the use of a prenuptial agreement. For example, if you wish to keep your interest in a business from becoming marital property, executing a prenuptial agreement could be your best option.
In some cases, a couple may choose to draft a postnuptial agreement in the event of a divorce. A postnuptial agreement could allow you to negotiate the distribution of debt, property, and many other issues.
In the event of a divorce, one spouse may have to pay spousal support to the other. To determine which spouse has to pay support to the other, the court will consider the following factors:
- The education level of each spouse
- The annual income of each spouse
- The financial independence of each spouse
- The criminal history of both spouses (e.g., whether a spouse committed domestic violence)
- The amount of time a custodial spouse must use for childcare
This is not an exhaustive list. There are other factors the court may consider.
Protection from Abuse
If you were a victim of domestic violence or you have been threatened by a spouse or partner, you should consider filing for a protection from abuse (PFA) order. A PFA is essentially an injunction that prohibits a person from committing certain actions against another. For example, if you are receiving threatening emails from an ex-boyfriend, a PFA could impose criminal penalties upon a person if they continue this behavior. There are multiple types of PFA orders that may apply to your unique circumstances.
There are many other types of family law cases our firm handles. Let our experienced family law attorneys address your legal needs.
Work with Our Experienced Los Angeles Family Law Lawyers Today
If you require legal assistance to resolve a family law issue, you should speak with an experienced Los Angeles family law lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, our skilled Ventura family law attorneys possess years of experience handling a variety of family law cases, and we are here to fight for you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential case, contact the Law Offices of Bamieh & De Smeth, PLC, at (805) 643-5555. You may also contact our firm online.