FAMILY LAW

In the event your marriage is irrevocably altered and you seek to petition the court for divorce or your spouse has filed for divorce, legal service is necessary for relief of the pressures surrounding divorce. If you are a victim of domestic violence contact the authorities immediately, a temporary restraining order may help protect you and your children. When a relationship is broken and marriage ends, there are two potential routes, legal separation or dissolution of marriage. For marriages ending with mutual consent, you may be able to file a joint petition. The events leading up to your decision may be complex and the levels of emotion/complexity will guide the next stage of separation. The challenges arrive from different directions and may spiral into larger issues. Legal assistance may harness and guide this life-change. Attorney Ross K Reghabi is experienced and may counsel and advise you throughout the stages of divorce.

Our areas of practice:

  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
  • Legal Separation
  • Requests For Orders
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Support
  • Modifications of Existing Orders
  • Restraining Orders
  • Disclosure of Assets and Liabilities
  • Trial

Seperation

1One of the first steps to separation is
to petition the court and specify the type of divorce. The two most common types of divorce are Legal Separation or Dissolution of Marriage. Legal Separation means you’re still married but you stopped living with your spouse and you have ended the union. Dissolution of Marriage means you have stopped living with your spouse, and you would like to end all ties or connections you have with them. One of the standards that measure the complexity of the marriage is the duration of time you were married. When you have been married for 10-20 or more years, you have invested years of your life into the marriage. This may increase the challenges of separation, your day-to-day routine will change and your spouse will no longer be your daily responsibility. A marriage with more time invested may include a family home, a vacation home, children, various friendships, businesses, and communities. California is a ‘no fault state’ and both parties are treated equally. The purpose of equal treatment and no fault, is to separate the union and make two separate individuals whole again. The effort requires the law to separate the marriage. Each individual must make an effort to leave the marriage and the dependency on their former partner. “Making two separate individuals whole again” requires an attorney with a firm hand that will drive your divorce to the destination that is best for you. If you have minor children, you are responsible for their well-being until they are no longer dependent. In order to maintain their healthy minds, joint custody will help ease their frustrations and the coming changes. Child support must come from both sides of the table, both in terms of finances and care. Each situation is different and requires a legal assessment. Once the separation takes place and you are living apart, spousal support is complex and varies on case by case basis.
2 Some of the criteria are:
. Does the supported spouse have a career?
. What is the supported spouses earning capacity?
. Is there an effort from the supported spouse to become self-sufficient?
Spousal support is complex depending on the supported spouses income, quality of life, ability to work and many other criteria. In order to assess spousal support you may need to speak with an attorney as the facts behind each marriage differ.
3California divides the community property in half
this seemingly simple law may be more complex than you assume. There are many stages to determining value and community property vs. separate property. After you have filed for your divorce you must create an inventory list of property from the marriage. This list will determine the value of community property and separate property. This can range from a family home to paintings to the automobiles you own. This list will help determine a value which is split in half. You may say you never want to see his sports car again, but half the value may be yours.

Ross K. Reghabi

Managing Partner

877-377-9792


Ross K. Reghabi, Esq., LL.M, J.D is Managing Partner at Southern California Law Group.Accomplishments: Ross K. Reghabi entered the Californi State Bar in the year 2000, practice before the United States District Court, 2nd District of California. Dr. Reghabi is a member of the Iranian-American Lawyer Association.

Seperation

1One of the first steps to separation is
to petition the court and specify the type of divorce. The two most common types of divorce are Legal Separation or Dissolution of Marriage. Legal Separation means you’re still married but you stopped living with your spouse and you have ended the union. Dissolution of Marriage means you have stopped living with your spouse, and you would like to end all ties or connections you have with them. One of the standards that measure the complexity of the marriage is the duration of time you were married. When you have been married for 10-20 or more years, you have invested years of your life into the marriage. This may increase the challenges of separation, your day-to-day routine will change and your spouse will no longer be your daily responsibility. A marriage with more time invested may include a family home, a vacation home, children, various friendships, businesses, and communities. California is a ‘no fault state’ and both parties are treated equally. The purpose of equal treatment and no fault, is to separate the union and make two separate individuals whole again. The effort requires the law to separate the marriage. Each individual must make an effort to leave the marriage and the dependency on their former partner. “Making two separate individuals whole again” requires an attorney with a firm hand that will drive your divorce to the destination that is best for you. If you have minor children, you are responsible for their well-being until they are no longer dependent. In order to maintain their healthy minds, joint custody will help ease their frustrations and the coming changes. Child support must come from both sides of the table, both in terms of finances and care. Each situation is different and requires a legal assessment. Once the separation takes place and you are living apart, spousal support is complex and varies on case by case basis.
2 Some of the criteria are:
. Does the supported spouse have a career?
. What is the supported spouses earning capacity?
. Is there an effort from the supported spouse to become self-sufficient?
Spousal support is complex depending on the supported spouses income, quality of life, ability to work and many other criteria. In order to assess spousal support you may need to speak with an attorney as the facts behind each marriage differ.
3California divides the community property in half
this seemingly simple law may be more complex than you assume. There are many stages to determining value and community property vs. separate property. After you have filed for your divorce you must create an inventory list of property from the marriage. This list will determine the value of community property and separate property. This can range from a family home to paintings to the automobiles you own. This list will help determine a value which is split in half. You may say you never want to see his sports car again, but half the value may be yours.

Ross K. Reghabi

Managing Partner

877-377-9792


Ross K. Reghabi, Esq., LL.M, J.D is Managing Partner at Southern California Law Group.Accomplishments: Ross K. Reghabi entered the Californi State Bar in the year 2000, practice before the United States District Court, 2nd District of California. Dr. Reghabi is a member of the Iranian-American Lawyer Association.
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Southern California Law Group

Our team will build the framework and the launch the ship toward this change of life. The attorneys will guide the transition from your initial choice to separate through all motions, trials, and judgments.