Family law issues and matrimonial issues are two of the most highly charged and contentious matters argued in family law west Los Angeles. This is especially true when issues of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, an order of protection or abuse and neglect case are in dispute.
Robert W. Eisfelder PC law firm offers legal counsel and knowledge to handle even the most complex divorces, with the object of securing fair resolutions. We serve clients in Century City, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, west Los Angeles, Mar Vista, Culver City, the valley, Newport Beach and Orange County.
Once an action for dissolution has commenced, either party can request temporary assistance from the court. This request may be for temporary orders for custody and child support, spousal support, payment of community debts, or for other temporary relief necessary for the circumstances of your dissolution, such as move-out orders or orders for exclusive use and possession of the marital home.
Additionally, California’s family laws have the express underlying policy of ensuring a proper division of community property and fair and equitable child support and spousal support awards. To effect this policy, the Family Code requires that parties to a dissolution action exchange “preliminary” and “final” declarations of disclosure, income and expense declarations, and supporting documents. These documents are mandatory, and must be completed truthfully and accurately by a lawyer. Our divorce and separation attorneys diligently prepare these documents for our clients, conduct the discovery necessary to obtain an accurate and comprehensive picture of the marital estates of our clients, and carefully scrutinize the documents produced by opposing parties, to ensure that the court receives an accurate depiction of the marital estate.
It helps to have legal counsel to advise and assist you as you navigate the filing, discovery, negotiation, and litigation stages of a dissolution. Our firm will ensure that your dissolution — whether contested, uncontested, or default — conforms to the statutory procedure requirements and accords with the rights and obligations imposed by the state of California.
Los Angeles Family Law Attorney
Getting divorced is a highly personal and complex experience. Knowing what to expect can help ease the stress and create a sense of security at a time when you may be uncertain about your future.
Having experienced legal attorneys is necessary for navigating the process of dissolution or legal separation in California.
We will walk you through the procedures for initiating divorce or pursuing a formal legal separation in California. We will explain all steps in the divorce process so that you can prepare yourself and make informed decisions at each stage. Our Century City insurance bad faith attorneys are well-versed in all divorce situations and collateral issues, including:
The role of mediation, even in complex and high-conflict divorce
Temporary orders for custody, support, and marital property
All facets of property division and community property disputes
Family Law Mar Vista
All matters of custody, visitation, and child support
Alimony (married couples) and Marvin actions (unmarried couples)
LGBT matters, including same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships
Prenuptial agreements (creating or litigating)
Domestic violence restraining orders
Bankruptcy in the context of divorce
Post-divorce modifications of court orders
Appeals of family court (or civil court) orders
Domestic torts (transmission of STDs, invasion of privacy, etc.)
Orange County Family Law
In these complex and contentious disputes, our aim is to keep the proceedings as amicable and as simple as possible. If you have children, your chosen approach will affect your future relationship as co-parents, and a practical parenting agreement is almost always preferable to a judge’s edict.
We try to resolve every case without litigation, yet we realize an out-of-court resolution is not always possible. As formidable trial lawyers, we will litigate if faced with a bad faith offer.
Our lawyers are well-suited to develop targeted legal strategies for the unique circumstances of your marital dissolution. We advise, resolve, negotiate and litigate as appropriate based on the particular issues you face. We successfully negotiate on behalf of clients involved in highly contentious situations. Our Century City family law attorneys are diligent in discovering the complete marital estate, and seasoned in ensuring that the best interests of the children remain in the forefront of our clients’ cases.