Orange County Divorce Attorneys
Considering a divorce?
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 smoother.
Our Orange County divorce attorneys are professional, experienced, and dedicated to helping clients handle their divorce cases. This emotionally distressing 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. It’s not that our clients always expect things to be difficult, it’s because divorce is a draining and unpleasant process. An experienced attorney makes the process easier and gives you 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 open to 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 and may not feel that the best interests of all parties have been met.
Mediation is also the most cost effective route to take with the least amount of stress. If you are at all on amicable terms with your spouse, this is the route we recommend you take.
Regardless of how amicable your divorce might be, it’s still important to hire a competent attorney. At Razai & Nefulda, we help you through the process and work tirelessly for the most positive resolution. We will guide you through the paperwork, filing in an orderly and timely manner so that you can focus on the things that matter most to you: your family and your new beginning.
To learn more about your rights and the best approach to your Orange County divorce, please contact us for a free consultation. This one step is often the key to moving forward with the least emotional pain possible.
“I’ve trusted Shakeb Razai with not one, but two of my family law matters and each time I can say that the results were great! Shakeb is very knowledgeable, strategic, and gets the job done as quickly as possible. I can’t recommend his firm and his services enough to anyone who may need the services of a skilled family law and divorce attorney. You won’t be disappointed.”A.M.
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, 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, proceeding 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.
Let Razai & Nefulda Help
We are experienced divorce attorneys in Orange County and have helped numerous clients get through the difficulties of divorce. We are well known in the community and work hard to reach the best possible outcome for our clients.
If you want to know more about the process of filing for divorce, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 714-663-9900. We’re happy to meet with you to discuss your needs and which process will best meet them.