If you are going through a divorce, we understand it can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when there are children involved. For a Riverside divorce attorney who can help you through the process and protect your rights, contact a Riverside divorce attorney at Heath Baker Law today.
You can call us at 951-222-2228, or reach out online to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you with all your questions regarding divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody, visitation rights, and other issues pertaining to your unique situation. We are open now to in-person appointments, or we can converse over the phone and meet online if you prefer.
Divorce Practice Areas We Specialize In Riverside
Every divorce is different. That’s why we take the time to understand the issues surrounding your divorce so we can better assist you with the process, including any necessary litigation. Our Riverside divorce attorneys have years of experience working with:
- No-fault divorce
- Uncontested divorce
- Contested divorce
- Move out orders
- Financial discovery
- Division of property and debt
- Division of shared business ventures
- Same-sex divorce
- Domestic violence concerns
- Fathers’ rights
- Disabled parents’ rights
- Obtaining a hearing date
- Setting court dates in contested cases
- Litigation documents and expert witnesses
- Payment of attorney and related fees
We work with every client to find the least time-consuming and most hassle-free divorce process that also works with their budget. We know finances are a prime concern in any divorce.
Spousal support is the legal term for what is commonly known as alimony. Each case of spousal support is unique, depending on the length of the marriage, the age and health of the partners, partner earnings, potential for future earnings, current debts, and child custody arrangements.
While we strive to make sure your divorce is as stress-free as possible, we also work to make sure your disposition in the divorce is feasible for you, whether you are paying or receiving spousal support.
There is no more potentially contentious issue in a divorce than custody of the children. At Heath Baker, we encourage our clients to first attempt to work out a child custody agreement using mediation. This process uses a neutral third party who specializes in divorce disputes. The concerns of both parents and the children are taken into consideration to find an agreement that works for everyone.
Sometimes mediation doesn’t work to resolve child custody disagreements, in which case we represent our clients in family court. In every instance, the best interest of the children involved is our prime concern.
Child Support Modifications
Child support modifications can occur during the divorce process or after a divorce has already been made legal. This happens when one or both parents undergo a major change that necessitates an adjustment to a previously agreed-upon child support arrangement. An example of when this is necessary is when a parent is diagnosed with a serious illness or when their income changes significantly due to job loss or a new job.
Visitation is a part of the child custody agreement. While one parent may have primary physical custody, visitation may be granted to the other parent on weekends, holidays, and other scheduled occasions. Visitation rights can be complicated, as they involve the child and parents’ schedule, as well as possibly grandparents and other family members. We are skilled at helping parents work out visitation rights that make sharing custody or co-parenting easier for everyone.
Move Away Orders
A move away order legally allows one parent to move out of state with their child. The court may approve move away orders for good faith reasons, such as a lucrative new job or remarrying. They are not typically approved, however, when moving away is intended to diminish or sever contact between a noncustodial parent and a child. As with all our divorce-related legal help, we try to make move away orders work when they are in the best interest of the children in question.
Grandparent Custody Rights
California law protects grandparent custody rights. We help grandparents and their families petition for partial custody, full custody, and visitation, as the case may warrant. We also assist when grandparents wish to be involved in a child’s education, religion, and healthcare.
Legal Document Preparation
Preparing documentation related to a divorce can be one of the most time-consuming and stressful aspects of the entire process. Like everything else with divorce, when children or extensive property division are involved, documentation becomes even more complicated.
It’s essential that all legal documents pertaining to the divorce be completed properly. This is one area where working with a seasoned divorce attorney will really make a difference. You’ll save time and headaches while you avoid potential mistakes that could delay your divorce by weeks or months. Even if you are trying to do most parts of your divorce yourself, such as through mediation, it’s worthwhile having a divorce lawyer look over your documents.
Navigate Divorce with Less Stress and Greater Peace of Mind
At Heath Baker Law, our Riverside divorce attorneys want your divorce to be as quick, smooth, and minimally impactful as possible, given the gravity of the process. It’s been our experience that divorce works best when we can agree on matters out of court, but there are times when litigation becomes necessary. In those instances, we have your back to protect your legal rights and ensure your children and finances are properly cared for.
The experienced legal team at Heath Baker Law understands the subtleties of California law when it comes to divorce and custody issues. We represent clients primarily in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but we also have a limited court presence in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange counties.
Contact Heath Baker And Speak To A Riverside Divorce Attorney Today! Free Consultations!
Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long or trying to manage your entire divorce on your own. Call Heath Baker Law today at 951-222-2228, or message us online to let us know how a Riverside divorce attorney can help you. We guarantee you’ll appreciate the peace of mind that comes with having us on your side.