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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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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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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 on Military Benefits

If you are married to someone in the military and are about to enter the divorce process, you should be aware of the effects the divorce will have on your military benefits.

You will not be eligible to continue using the commissaries and exchanges once your divorce is finalized. This differs when you meet the requirements of the 20/20/20 rule. To qualify for the 20/20/20 rule a former spouse must show that the service member served at least 20 years, that the marriage lasted at least 20 years and that the period of the marriage overlapped the period of service by at least 20 years.

The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act also permits former spouses to continue receiving commissary, exchange, and health care benefits after a divorce. If you do not qualify for the 20/20/20, you may retain your identification card and can continue to receive your commissary, exchange and health care benefits until your divorce is final.

There are other issues for you to consider regarding divorce and military benefits:

• Military Housing: The service member does not have the authority to evict you. Only the installation commander has that authority. However, it is important to remember that by law, military family housing can only be occupied by service members who reside with their family members. Therefore, if you are separating from your spouse and you are not in the military, you and your family must vacate military family housing.

• Health Care: Unless you meet special requirements, like the 20/20/20, as a former spouse, you will not be entitled to any military health benefits after your divorce is final. However, you can receive a premium-based temporary health care coverage program, for 36 months of coverage.

• Support: In order to receive alimony or child support you must specifically request that a civilian court do so. State courts with jurisdiction over dependent children or a state agency with the proper authority can order child support payments. Child support can additionally be secured through what is known as a statutory allotment.

The effects of divorce on your military benefits vary with each case, in order to get the best assistance with planning out your divorce and ensuring you understand the process, it is best to keep in contact with your divorce and family law attorney.

If you have specific questions and/or need help with your military divorce contact Thorsteinson Law Group, your trusted and experienced divorce and family law attorney.

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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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Thorsteinson Law Group

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

Phone: (714) 375-6619
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