Divorce Lawyer And Family Law
Huntington Beach Divorce Attorney Brett Thorsteinson
Serving Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Westminster, and Orange County
Put experience to work for you and protect your rights. Brett Thorsteinson has extensive experience litigating and settling divorce and family law matters. He will work to resolve issues with compassion and care, and will advocate for your best interests. The goal is to meet your divorce needs and find a lasting resolution, so that you can live your life without the distraction of unresolved issues.
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.
An uncontested divorce is a divorce where both parties are in complete agreement regarding all the issues or when one party chooses not to participate in the divorce process. There are no disputes over support, division of property, or child custody and you and your spouse agree to the terms of your divorce without the need for a trial.
Contested Divorce In Long Beach
In a contested divorce, you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement regarding matters such as property division, spousal support, and child custody. When an acceptable agreement cannot be reached through negotiation or mediation, it becomes necessary to go to trial to protect your best interests.
The grounds for separation are the same as for divorce. Either one may be had on the no-fault ground of irreconcilable differences, and it is not necessary to prove that one party is at fault in some way for ending the relationship. The residency requirement is not an issue in legal separation, but the separation must be consensual to be granted.
A separation agreement is not required in order for a couple to live apart, but a thoughtful separation agreement can adequately address issues such as child custody, the payment of support, and property division. Whether a separation ultimately leads to divorce or reconciliation, a legal separation agreement can pave the way for a peaceful resolution.
Huntington Beach Family Law Attorney
Call (714) 375-6619 or send us a message to speak with an experienced, compassionate family law attorney.
Brett Thorsteinson is a huntington beach divorce attorney providing free initial consultation. Brett works with you to help you through your divorce by keeping you informed, listening to your concerns, and utilizing the best strategy to ensure the divorce resolution meets your needs.