THORSTEINSON LAW GROUP

Divorce and Family Law Attorney

(562) 430-7676 or (714) 375-6619

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Thorsteinson Law Group


Long Beach Divorce Attorney | Huntington Beach Divorce Attorney



Thorsteinson Law Group is here help you through some of your most difficult decisions in life. Issues such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, and other family law issues can impact your life in a variety of ways. We are here to help guide you, protect your interests, and act as your trusted divorce lawyer.
Brett Thorsteinson founded Thorsteinson Law Group because he believes if you are going through divorce, you deserve to be listened to, you deserve respect, and you deserve to be represented by a knowledgable and experienced divorce lawyer who will advocate for their interests.

At Thorsteinson Law Group, our divorce lawyers approach all divorce cases carefully and precisely, taking time to listen to your concerns and learn about your goals. When we build your divorce case, it is built specifically to protect your interests and finding a lasting resolution so that you can move forward building your new life.
We are here to defend your interests and represent you, and we never lose sight of that purpose. We are steadfast in the pursuit of your goals throughout the entire divorce process and are always prepared to take the steps necessary to meet your needs. Whether your divorce can be resolved through careful negotiations or through aggressive courtroom litigation, we will be there.

For more information about your case, contact us for a complimentary initial consultation. Our office represents clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, including people in, Long Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Los Angeles, and Orange County.

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Brett Thorsteinson


Divorce Attorney With Local Experience In Long Beach, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles County and Orange County



Brett completed his master's degree at Biola University, and his law degree at Trinity International University. He is a member of the State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association - Family Law Section, and the Long Beach Bar Association.

Throughout his law career, Brett has focused exclusively on divorce and family law, ensuring you get the most up-to-date legal information. Following his passion to live and work in the Southern California area, Brett opened offices in Long Beach and Huntington Beach to make divorce consultations convenient and easy.

Brett has extensive experience litigating and settling divorce and family law matters in all Los Angeles County branch courts; primarily focusing on Long Beach, Torrance, Compton, Norwalk, and Orange County courts.
When your divorce calls for strong, determined advocacy, Thorsteinson Law Group will competently and compassionately protect and fight for your rights.

Thorsteinson Law Group Long Beach


3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, Ca. 90806
Phone: (562) 430-7676
Fax: (714) 375-6621

Thorsteinson Law Group Huntington Beach


17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647
Phone: (714) 375-6619
Fax: (714) 375-6621
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Divorce


In California, all divorce is considered “no-fault” which means that each spouse is equally responsible for 50% of the marriage. Assets and debts are divided equally, and other issues such as spousal support and child custody are negotiated and worked out through the divorce process. California is community property state and all marital property is divided equally between spouses. Marital assets are defined as any property (including debt) that is accumulated from the time of marriage to the time of separation.

Divorce is referred as ”dissolution of marriage” in legal terms and it’s often an stressful event in people’s lives. Additionally, the divorce process can be confusing at times and you need someone to help you understand the options and possible outcomes.
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Child Custody


In a divorce the judge will decide both the physical custody and the legal custody of the child. Physical custody refers to actual parenting time, while legal custody includes the parental authority to make decisions regarding the child's education, medical care, religious upbringing, etc.

In a divorce, the court may grant either sole custody or some form of joint custody, where the parents share in the child's care and other important responsibilities.
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Spousal Support


In a California divorce, spousal support (also called alimony) is not always granted in a divorce or legal separation. California divorce law grants the court broad discretion in deciding whether to award spousal support, how much, and for how long.

Whether you are seeking or challenging an award of spousal support, it is important to be represented by a strong divorce lawyer who will advocate for your interests. Thorsteinson Law Group is a divorce lawyer focused exclusively on divorce and family law and can help you through your divorce.
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Guardianship


If the parents of a child die or otherwise cannot provide for the care of their children, such as if they have become incarcerated or physically or mentally incapacitated, the court may appoint a guardian over the child's person or estate. The guardian will have legal and physical custody of the child and is responsible for the child's care and upbringing. The guardian of the estate is responsible to manage the child's finances until the child turns 18. Grandparents or other family members are frequently the choice to become guardians.

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Divorce Modifications


Once divorce orders are final, they are difficult to modify, except upon a showing of changed circumstances which would justify the modification. For instance, a change in either spouse's income may justify a change in a child support order, and the child custody arrangement may need to be modified if either spouse chooses or needs to relocate out of state or a significant distance from the other.
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Divorce and Legal Separation

The main difference between divorce and legal separation is that a divorce ends your marriage or domestic partnership and a legal separation does not. After you get divorced, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again. When you are legally separated, you cannot remarry.

California is called a “no-fault” divorce state, which means there is no “guilty” or “non-guilty” person, from the court’s point of view. When you start a divorce case, you can ask the judge to make orders about custody and visitation, child or spousal/partner support, the division of your property, and who will be responsible for paying debts. This process is the same for a legal separation.

Reasons for choosing either process differ as well. Couples choosing divorce are sure they want to end the marriage and separate from each other in every possible way. Typically, couples decide they want to file for legal separation instead of divorce because of religious/personal reasons or they do not want to get a divorce but want to live apart and get orders from the court about money, property, and parenting issues. Another reason for considering legal separation is when couples do not meet the required residency requirements to file for divorce in California, and they cannot or do not want to wait to get the process of separating started. For divorce, one of the parties must have lived in California for 6 months whereas for legal separation, at least one of you has to live in California, length does not matter. Time is also a different for each case, the divorce process takes 6 months, or longer, from the date the person filing for divorce officially lets his or her spouse or domestic partner know about the divorce.

If you are unsure of your situation, and whether you want a divorce or a legal separation talk to a lawyer. Contact Thorsteinson Law Group to help you with understanding the divorce and separation processes. We provide complimentary consultations, and are dedicated to helping you.

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Long Beach Divorce Attorney


Thorsteinsons Law Group


3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, Ca. 90806

Phone: (562) 430-7676
Fax: (714) 375-6621

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Huntington Beach Divorce Attorney


Thorsteinson Law Group


17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

Phone: (714) 375-6619
Fax: (714) 375-6621

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