Divorce is already emotionally daunting so why put yourself through the stress of going through it alone. Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick P.C. will walk you through the process from start to finish.
Few things to consider…
Once you file your divorce paperwork, you are required by law to wait six months before the divorce becomes final and you will want counsel for that full six-month period.
FACT TIME: Did you know? California was the first U.S. state to allow the concept of a “no-fault divorce.”
This means that a court can grant the dissolution of a marriage if it finds that the marriage has irrevocably broken down due to irreconcilable differences. Also, one spouse can end the marriage even if the other person does not wish for it to be terminated.
A “no-contest” divorce is where both parties agree about the terms of their divorce. A “contested” divorce is where both spouses cannot agree over at least one issue, and the court must intervene to resolve the dispute.
There are general steps for filing a divorce in California and no one should be without counsel. Our attorneys at Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick P.C. can help you with each step TODAY. Please call 916-458-5190 today to schedule your initial in-person consultation.
Child custody is one of the most important aspects of a divorce case. Whichever party has legal custody of a child or children has the right/obligation to make all decisions.
When determining child custody and visitation matters, it is always important to consider your child’s current and future needs. This includes but is not limited to each parent’s economic situation, personal circumstances, if the child has siblings or not, and the parent’s ability and availability to caretake for the child.
The final approval of any custody or visitation matter is made by a judge. We want every parent to have a mutually agreed-upon custody arrangement but that is not always the case. Our firm recommends even in an amicable relationship to obtain counsel to guide you through many of the legal issues that MAY arise when reaching a custody or visitation agreement. To learn more about child custody or visitation, call us at 916-458-5190.
Support in a family law matter can be either child support or spousal support, both are very important as it deals with your or your child’s current and future financial well-being. Our Sacramento Family Law Lawyers can help you establish how much support is owed to you, file for child support, file for spousal support, or enforce a support order that is not being followed. Our attorneys at Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick P.C. understand that establishing a fair, working support agreement can be a delicate matter and we want to assist you in reaching a fair resolution.
Are you struggling with support payments? Do you need your spouse to pay support? Call for an initial case evaluation at 916-458-5190.
Adoption is a legal process that permanently gives the adoptive parents full parental rights of over a child. Our attorneys at Gale, Angelo, Johnson & Patrick P.C. realize that adoption is typically a happy event, but at times can be stressful. We provide each of our clients with supportive counsel as they work through the adoption process, and we understand that each case requires a high degree of sensitivity to the many complex and emotional issues involved with adoption. Our Sacramento family law lawyers can assist in a variety of adoption matters and represent you at the hearing. If you are overwhelmed by the adoption process and want someone to stand next to you, contact us at 916-458-5190 to schedule your initial case evaluation.