BRETT THORSTEINSON

Divorce, Family Law, and Child Custody Attorney

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

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DIVORCE, CHILD CUSTODY & FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY


At the law offices of Thorsteinson Law Group, Brett Thorsteinson works to protect the rights of his clients in all aspects of family law. Every client is treated with respect and compassion. He has experience in most courts throughout Orange County, Long Beach, Torrance, Compton, Norwalk and Los Angels County.

As an experienced divorce and family law attorney, Brett will resolve all family law matters including divorce and child custody. Call Brett today for a free consultation to discuss your specific legal needs.

Your goal is to move on with your life, resolve family law issues and reduce stress. With Brett Thorsteinson as your trusted family law attorney, your issues will be resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.

SERVING LONG BEACH, BELMONT SHORE, BIXBY VILLAGE & LOS ANGELES


Thorsteinson Law Group's office in Long Beach is located near the Long Beach Airport and the 405 freeway. Call (562) 430-7676 to speak with Brett now.

SERVING HUNTINGTON BEACH, COSTA MESA, FOUNTAIN VALLEY, WESTMINSTER & ORANGE COUNTY


Our Huntington Beach office is located just south of the 405 freeway on Beach Blvd. Call (714) 375-6619 to speak with Brett now.

Brett was absolutely compassionate but moreover he completely understood my situation and quickly come up with a very articulated strategy.

I interviewed eight attorneys before deciding to go with Brett Thorsteinson. And I'm glad I went with him. Brett was particularly strong on the financial issues involved and demonstrated an ability to cut through a sea of facts and figures to know exactly what mattered and what didn't.

Mr. Thorsteinson was knowledgable and explained in detail the different scenarios I could be faced with. He fought compassionately and aggressively for me when were forced to go to court. I would give Brett my highest recommendation.

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Attorney Brett Thorsteinson



Brett Thorsteinson is focused exclusively on divorce and family law. Brett works tirelessly to protect and fight for your rights in all family law matters.

Mr. Thorsteinson 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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Summary Dissolution

For couples that have been married less than 5 years and are looking to end the marriage without a court appearance, might look into a summary dissolution. A summary dissolution is a divorce without the hassle of talking to a judge and waiting for final divorce documentation. Couples that have been married or in a registered domestic partnership for less than 5 years can get a summary dissolution as long as they also meet other requirements.

What is a summary dissolution

A summary dissolution is an easier way to end your marriage or domestic partnership (or both) because it has forms and a guide for filing your own case. To find out if you qualify for a summary dissolution read the requirements below.

For both domestic partners and married couples, in order to qualify for a summary dissolution, both must meet all of the following requirements:

• Have been married less than 5 years or have not been registered as a domestic partnership for more than 5 years
• Have no children together
• Do not own any land or buildings
• Do not rent any land or buildings (except for where live)
• Do not owe more than $6,000 for debts gained since the date you got married (car loans do not count)
• Have less than $41,000 worth of property acquired during the marriage
• Do not have separate property worth more than $41,000;
• Agree that neither spouse will ever get spousal support
• Have signed an agreement that divides your property and debts and debts or says there is no community property or debts to divide.
• Meet the residency requirement (either you or your spouse must have lived in California for the last 6 months and in the county where you file for summary dissolution for the last 3 months)

Once you find that you qualify the processes then differ between married couples and domestic partners. Keep in mind that although summary dissolutions are meant to be easier than the court divorce process, it is in your best interest to see a lawyer about ending your marriage.

If you need help, please contact Brett Thorsteinson to help guide you. I provide complimentary consultations, and are dedicated to helping you through the divorce and post-divorce process.

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Contact Brett Thorsteinson today and speak with a family law attorney who will protect your rights and resolve your issues efficiently.



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Long Beach Office


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

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

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Huntington Beach Office


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

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

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