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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.

We represent family law cases and clients throughout Orange County and Los Angeles County, with offices located in Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Thorsteinson Law Group is committed to helping you resolve your divorce as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Our complimentary consultations are easy and convenient. Contact Thorsteinson Law Group today and move towards a lasting resolution.

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Brett Thorsteinson

Divorce | Family Law | Long Beach | Huntington Beach | Los Angeles | 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 family law matters in all Los Angeles County Branch Courts; primarily focusing on Long Beach, Torrance, Compton and Norwalk. Brett has also litigated family law cases in Orange County courts.

When your divorce calls for strong, determined advocacy, Thorsteinson Law Group will competently and compassionately protect and fight for your rights.
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Our Long Beach Divorce and Family Law firm provides exceptional assistance and information with the following services (click on a practice area to expand):

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.

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.
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.
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.

Marital assets are divided by the law through the “community property” process. Through this process, all property is divided 50/50 between both parties.
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.
In a divorce it is sometimes becomes necessary to use legal means to stop certain behaviors. Under California law, a temporary restraining order (TRO) can be obtained against a current or former spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, relative, or other person in a close personal relationship who has been physically or verbally abusive.

The TRO can accomplish many things, including ordering the abuser out of the house and prohibiting any contact with the victim, the victim's children, and others living in the home. The TRO could also prohibit the abuser from possessing a gun or order the abuser to pay child support or spousal support or comply with other domestic relation orders.
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.

Thorsteinson Law Group is a focused exclusively on divorce and family law and can help you through guardianship issues. Contact us now for your consultation.
There are many different types of adoptions. Grandparents or other family members caring for a minor relative may seek to adopt the child rather than merely serving as guardian, or as a next step following a guardianship proceeding.

Also, couples may choose to adopt a child from a public or private agency, which may be in-state, interstate, or international. Finally, a stepparent may wish to legally adopt the children brought into his second marriage, in order to grant them legal status to inheritance and other rights, and to establish his parental rights.
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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Mandatory Settlement Conference

In a divorce, a judge may order a mandatory settlement conference. This meeting is held between the parties, a court-appointed mediator or judge, and the divorce attorneys representing each party. The settlement conference is typically scheduled 30 days before trial. This gives the parties a final opportunity to settle before going to trial. However if your case will take a day or less of court time to try, it may go directly to trial without a court-supervised settlement conference.

Preparation: Prior to the conference, each party is required to file a brief. The brief outlines the facts of the case, the arguments they intend to make, an itemized list of relevant financial information and the requested settlement agreement. If you have a divorce attorney representing you, they will file this brief on your behalf.

Mediated Settlement Conferences: If your settlement conference is through a mediator, you will follow the mediator’s procedures, which usually are explained to you prior to, or at the beginning of the conference. Typically, both parties meet and present their sides at the beginning of the conference. Mediators may point out to each party the weaknesses of their arguments, potential liabilities and possible outcomes. Parties may then begin to negotiate potential settlements and are required to remain at the conference until either a settlement is reached or until the mediator feels that no settlement is possible.

Judicial Settlement Conferences: You may have a conference in front of a judge or judicial officer. These conferences are much more similar to a trial and are frequently more law-oriented. Each party will present their side and the judge asks questions based on the law. The parties may remain in the same room or the judge may separate them at any given time. The judge will be more interested in what the law says about the facts than the facts themselves.

Settlement: If you reach a settlement during the conference, the settlement agreement will be drafted either by the divorce attorneys or by the mediator. You want to get your settlement in writing and signed by everyone quickly while all the details are fresh. Once the agreement is written and signed, a judge will review it and sign an order making it binding. In cases were the parties only agree on a few things, then a partial settlement occurs which is binding, but a judge will consider the other issues at trial.

Contact Thorsteinson Law Group to help you with your divorce. We provide complimentary consultations, and are dedicated to helping you through the divorce process. Brett Thorsteinson is a divorce attorney who will advocate for your rights.

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

Phone: (562) 430-7676
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17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
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Phone: (714) 375-6619
Fax: (714) 375-6621

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