Orange County Divorce Attorneys
Whether you are just considering divorce, or you and your spouse have already agreed to end your marriage, it’s important to have a good grasp on the legal process before proceeding. Knowing the many issues that need to be addressed during the process can make this difficult time much easier to process.
Our Orange County divorce attorneys are professional, experienced, and dedicated to helping clients handle their divorce cases. This emotionally stressful time is only compounded by having to make difficult decisions while navigating a complicated legal process. Having a knowledgeable attorney by your side who has been through the process before and who knows what to expect, allows you to make the right choices and resolve issues as they arise.
There Are Often Other Issues to Consider
In family law, divorce is the most frequent type of case we handle. Each year, many people choose to hire us as their Orange County divorce attorney to help them navigate the process. An experienced attorney can make the process easier and may help provide you with some peace of mind.
The three main legal matters that coincide with divorce are child custody, child support, and spousal support. These are not light matters, and the decisions you make now will shape the next phase of your life. Divorce impacts so many things and a good attorney ensures that you’ve covered all your bases.
Mediation and Collaborative Divorce
Divorce requires a series of difficult decisions to be made. Because it’s a heightened emotional time, it’s often difficult for a couple to agree on these decisions on their own. Razai & Nefulda will act as your advocate for whatever decisions your divorce requires.
In amicable situations, this is best accomplished through mediation. Collaborative divorce is an ideal situation, especially when children are involved. But when this isn’t possible, the next step is litigation.
If it’s possible, try to be proactive and consider all possible outcomes. When couples work together and are able to reach agreements outside of a courtroom, both feel more satisfied with the outcome and agree that each of their needs have been met. Litigation may mean a restrictive court ruling each party may feel that his or her needs or the best interests of their children have not been met.
Mediation is also the most cost-effective route to take with the least amount of stress. If you are on amicable terms with your spouse, this may be a more cost-effective and streamlined process.
Types of Divorce
Despite common perception, litigation isn’t the only way to settle a divorce case. If you’ve made the decision to end your marriage there are several options that are faster, less expensive, and much gentler than a court proceeding.
We provide professional and competent legal counsel when handling military divorce, collaborative divorce, mediation, and uncontested divorce. We are your advocate for whatever your divorce case requires.
In this case, you and your spouse meet with a neutral mediator. His or her role is to help you resolve the multitude of issues surrounding your divorce. Issues like child custody and support, the division of property, and spousal support. There is no ruling in a mediation. The idea behind a neutral third party is to encourage communication between you and your partner while working through your differences.
Mediation is specifically designed to be less turbulent and stressful than litigation. It also has the added benefit of being more cost-effective.
If a couple isn’t able to resolve their divorce amicably, litigation is required. In divorce court, things can become contentious and often, proceedings take many months. Litigation is generally expensive, time consuming, and draining.
The role of an arbitrator is similar to that of a judge. He or she must make decisions to resolve your divorce issues, but the process is less formal than litigation. Unlike mediation, arbitration is binding – meaning there is no appeal process. One of the benefits of arbitration is the flexibility of the couple to determine the rules of the arbitration. This isn’t an option in court.
In any situation where a couple is able to amicably settle their divorce, it’s called an uncontested divorce. These proceedings are similar to a collaborative divorce.
Ready To Talk With An Attorney?
Contact our office to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to learn more about the options available and if an annulment is the best option for you. Initial consultations are completely free and will leave you better informed and prepared for whatever you decide to do.