THORSTEINSON LAW GROUP

Divorce and Family Law Attorney

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

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Brett Thorsteinson takes great care to provide compassionate and effective assistance that lives up to your expectations.

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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.
Brett was extremely patient with my calls, e-mails and phone calls. He will do what's right and what's best for you. I recommend him highly for any family issue that requires an attorney.
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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Divorce Lawyer and Family Law Attorney | Brett Thorsteinson


Long Beach | Huntington Beach | Los Angeles County | 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.

Local Experience


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. Contact us now for your consultation.

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.

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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Types of Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence

A restraining order is also called a no-contact order, which prohibits a person from being in physical or verbal contact with another person. These are court ordered and must be abided by the person who is receiving the order to avoid legal consequences. The order specifies that the defendant cannot see the petitioner at work, school, and home and must stop all communication with the victim. If these stipulations are broken the defendant may receive a fine, or jail time with a felony or misdemeanor charge.

There are a variety of no contact orders that are available to people to file depending on their immediate need. A domestic violence restraining order helps protect people, parent, and children from abuse or threats of abuse from someone they have a close relationship with.

• Emergency Protective Order: This no-contact order can be issued immediately by a police officer that responded to a domestic violence call. They contact a judge and ask that an emergency protective order be issued for you. A judge will only issue it if s/he believes that there is an immediate and present danger of domestic violence or that a child is in immediate or present danger of abuse or abduction/ kidnapping by a parent or relative. These only last five business days, or seven calendar days. This is to give the victim time to go to court and ask for a DVRO.

• Temporary Restraining Order (TRO): This is a no-contact court order of limited duration, about two or three days. A TRO commands the parties in the case to maintain a certain status until the court can hear further evidence and decide whether to issue a preliminary restriction. This can be granted if you are in immediate danger and need protection right away. The TRO can be issued against the party without notice or opportunity to argue against the order. It forces them to leave the home, have no contact with you, and offers you many other forms of protection.

• Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO): These restraining orders are longer in duration because they follow a hearing where the victim is granted a final DVRO. After having a court hearing, a judge can grant you a “restraining order after hearing” that can last minimum of 3 to five years. During the last three months of the order, you can ask the judge to extend it for another fiver years.

No-contact restraining orders can be very useful for providing victims of domestic violence with protections under the law. To assist you in your legal protection, contact Thorsteinson Law Group, your trusted and experienced divorce and family law attorney. Offices are located in Long Beach and Huntington Beach, California.

Thorsteinson Law Group Long Beach

3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200
Long Beach, California 90806
Phone: (562) 430-7676


Thorsteinson Law Group Huntington Beach

17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, California 92647
Phone: (714) 375-6619

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

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Huntington Beach, Ca. 92647

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