West Los Angeles Family Law Attorney

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Legal issues involving the family are often high-stress and emotionally charged situations.  These matters require legal counsel that can support you in reaching your legal goals while diffusing the opportunity for conflict.

At Fernandez & Karney, our West Los Angeles family law attorneys can help you navigate the family law litigation or dispute resolution process and add clarity to your case. Turn to Fernandez & Karney for family law representation that is:

  • Honest and reliable when offering advice
  • Skilled and knowledgeable in all areas of California family law
  • Caring and compassionate when handling complicated personal crises

Do not let your family law case overwhelm you. Contact Fernandez & Karney in West Los Angeles now for unique solutions and committed effective client services.

Let Our West Los Angeles Family Law Attorneys Help You

Family law is a broad area of civil law that governs the legal relationships between individuals.  Family law includes, but is not limited to:

  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Alimony and spousal support
  • Parentage or paternity
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Domestic abuse

Most people are involved in a family law case at some point in their lives and benefit from the assistance of an experienced West Los Angeles family law lawyer like ours at Fernandez & Karney.

Many Family Law Proceedings Arise from a Marital Relationship

Many family law proceedings arise from a marital relationship.  These include the following and more:

Some of the most contested marital issues are asset and debt division in a divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony.

Asset and Debt Division in a Divorce

As California is a community property state, any assets or debts acquired during a marriage belong equally to both spouses. This means assets and debts are to be shared equally upon a divorce.  

Separate property, property a spouse brings into a marriage or is gifted or inherits during a marriage, is not included in marital property division.

Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

When spouses cannot agree on child custody and visitation, the court makes these decisions based on the best interests of the children and several other statutory guides.

Child support is calculated according to state guidelines, with deviations allowed for fairness.

Alimony or Spousal Support

Several factors determine alimony. However, there must be a need for alimony on behalf of the receiving spouse, and the paying spouse must have the ability to pay an alimony payment.  Otherwise, no alimony will be awarded by the court.

Contact a West Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Today

If you would like to discuss any of the above family law matters or another conflict with an experienced family law attorney in West Los Angeles, reach out to Fernandez & Karney. Our family law attorneys do more than litigate cases in the courtroom. 

They also:

  • Act as mediators
  • Prepare and draft legal documents like prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Administer estates
  • Negotiate and draft child custody and visitation plans

At Fernandez & Karney, we will handle the stress of your legal issues so you can focus on your life. Call or contact our West Los Angeles office today to discuss your case with a family law professional.