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Family law matters are some of the most complex and emotional legal challenges people face in Beverly Hills and across California.  If you are involved in a family law case or need advice on a family law issue of any kind, get advice you can rely on from the experienced Beverly Hills family law attorneys at Fernandez & Karney.

At Fernandez & Karney, we understand the challenges associated with family law cases like divorce, child custody, paternity, and guardianship. Our family law attorneys in Beverly Hills want to help you find the right solutions for you.

We are:

  • Experienced, compassionate, and empathetic when handling delicate issues
  • Successful, determined, and dedicated to our clients
  • Responsive, attentive, and effective legal advisors

Call Fernandez & Karney now to schedule your confidential consultation.

Our Beverly Hills Family Law Attorneys Can Help

You may not realize all of the ways the right family law attorney can help you. At Fernandez & Karney, our attorneys can manage your family law affairs and guide you through the court system competently and efficiently.

Additionally, our Beverly Hills family attorneys:

  • Protect and advise you of your legal rights
  • Organize, clarify, and present your legal case persuasively and logically
  • Keep your case moving through the family law court

Reach out to Fernandez & Karney’s family law attorneys in Beverly Hills at any crucial point in your life for skilled legal assistance.  

Family Law Issues in Beverly Hills

Family law matters are wide-ranging.  However, many arise from marital and divorce issues.  At Fernandez & Karney, we want to serve you in all of your family law needs including but not limited to:

  • Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Paternity or parentage 
  • Domestic violence
  • Enforcement of previous court orders

The following is a brief description of more familiar family law cases in Beverly Hills. Most involve divorce and minor children.

Basic Requirements for a Beverly Hills Divorce

In California, there are residency requirements to obtain a divorce. One spouse must live in California for six months before the divorce. The filing spouse must live in the county in which they file for a minimum of three months. 

California has a six-month waiting period before the family court grants any divorce.  

Property Division in a Beverly Hills Divorce

California is a community property state. This means that all property acquired during the course of the marriage is split evenly upon divorce. There are exceptions for property excluded by a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement or separate property.

Child Custody and Visitation in Beverly Hills

California family courts prefer parents agree to their own child custody and visitation agreements. When parents cannot do so, the court will step in and order an arrangement.

The court makes all of its child custody decisions based on the best interests of the child. The court uses an extensive statutory list in doing so.

Child Support in Beverly Hills

California has a statutory set of guidelines the court must follow when calculating child support. This formula is based on the following and more:

  • Each parents’ gross income
  • The time each parent physically spends with the child
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Mandatory union dues
  • Other children receiving support from the non-custodial parent

A Beverly Hills family law attorney can calculate an approximate child support amount for an initial order or a modification upon request.

Alimony and Spousal Support in Beverly Hills

Spouses in Beverly Hills may receive temporary spousal support during a divorce proceeding or permanent support as a final award at the end of a divorce. Permanent alimony is generally awarded to allow the lesser-earning spouse an opportunity to gain an education or training and re-enter the workforce, only in rare cases in spousal support on-going.

The court has guidelines it must follow when considering if and when it should grant a spousal support award.  

Contact an Experienced Beverly Hills Family Law Attorney

At Fernandez & Karney, our Beverly Hills family law attorneys are professionals who believe in delivering results. Call or contact us online today to schedule your appointment.