Aggressive and compassionate family law representation when everything is on the line.
I can help you on all aspects of family law proceedings throughout San Diego and Riverside County. I understand how difficult it can be to move forward with a family law case when your personal and familial relationships are on the line. When navigating the legal system, having the right advocate will make all the difference. I will aggressively, compassionately, and relentlessly advocate for your rights, both in and out of the courtroom. I know the law, I know the Courts, and together we can determine the best strategy for long-term success.
Feel free to reach out with questions about important topics such as:
Formally knows as a "Dissolution of Marriage," a divorce proceeding encompasses a vast array of issues including child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, and attorney's fees and costs,. Call me today so that we can discuss the best strategy for long-term success.
Child custody and visitation can be some of the most challenging and emotional aspects of a Dissolution or Paternity action. There are two aspects of child custody and visitation: (1) legal custody, and (2) physical custody. Child custody and visitation can become an issue if one parent decides to move-away. Call today so that we can discuss your options.
Whether or not you expect your case to end up in the courtroom, an experienced family law attorney can be an invaluable asset. An attorney can advise you of the legal process, deadlines, obtain an equitable outcome, and strategize for the best possible long-term outcome. Hire an attorney to protect yur rights, your children, and your assets.
In California, divorce is formally referred to as a "dissolution." In California, the opposing party is required to have a process server or a third party over the age of 18 personally serve you the Petition and Summons. Once served, the Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders, or ATROs, are in effect. Additionally, once served, the clock starts. You have 30 days to file and serve your Response. If you fail to timely file a response, the opposing party can proceed without you and possibly obtain a default judgment. Once you file your Response, you have 60 days to serve your Preliminary Declarations of Disclosures and file your FL-141. You can also file any necessary Request for Orders.
If you are served with a Restraining Order, it is imperative that you reach out to an experience family law attorney. As the restrained party, you have a short window to submit your written response and evidence to the Court before the hearing. At the first Restraining Order hearing, the restrained party has an absolute right to one continuance. The protected party can also request a continuance, but they must have "good cause" to do so.
If you are the restrained party and share minor children with the protected party, it is essential that you hire an experienced family law attorney. If the Court grants the protected party's Restraining Order, then the presumption of Family Code section 3044 may apply. Pursuant to Family Code section 3044, if one parent has been found to have perpetrated domestic violence in the past five (5) years, there is a rebuttable presumption that it is not the in the best interest of the child(ren) for the parent who committed domestic violence to have sole or joint legal or physical custody of the child(ren).
Give me a call and we can get started on your case today! If you can't call today, send me a email and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: By appointment
350 Tenth Avenue, Suite 1000 San Diego, CA 92101
Copyright © 2022 Edwards Family Law, A.P.C. - All Rights Reserved.
Attorney advertising. The information contained on these pages is not legal advice. Rather, the information is provided to be general information only.