Palmdale Divorce Attorneys aren’t All the Same
Think very carefully about what you want in a Palmdale divorce attorney. The primary concern is to make sure your rights are protected and that you get whatever spousal support or child custody arrangements you’re looking for, but what type of approach do you want to use to achieve those goals? Are you looking for the stereotypical barracuda divorce attorney who would devour his own young to win a case, or do you want someone who can get it done without animosity and thug tactics?
For someone in a rational state of mind, the decision would be simple. A non-confrontational approach is always better than a guns-blazing philosophy, but an aggrieved spouse in pain may not feel that way. The desire to punish the opposing party can get in the way of doing what is right and fair. Obviously, if you’re a victim of abuse or infidelity, that changes the nature of the proceeding, but even then there is a rational way to deal with divorce. Our firm always strives to find that way.
If there are children involved, do you want them to see Mom and Dad slugging it out in open court? Is any amount of money or property worth destroying their ability to get what they need from both parents? These are thought-provoking questions, ones that every California divorce attorney and his clients have to ask and answer before beginning a divorce case. Even if the parents can’t get along anymore, the welfare of the children needs to be considered. California law does require psychological evaluation of all parties if parents can’t agree on a suitable financial and custody arrangement.
There are also a number of secondary issues that can be brought into a divorce proceeding. A failure to comply with an order for child or spousal payments can result in contempt of court charges; something we can represent you on or ensure is enforced upon the offending party. We also often see restraining orders in place as a result of actions before or during divorce proceedings. If you are under one of those or holding one against your spouse, please let us know up front so we can advise you on the best course of action for your divorce filing and any future dealings with your soon-to-be ex-significant other.