Divorce

At the Ventura law offices of Brown Law, APC, we understand that going through a divorce may be one of the most stressful times in your life. If you have children and shared property, it may seem even more overwhelming.

With a focus on positive dispute resolution, we will help you mediate your divorce disputes and negotiate your best interests, including property division.

Plan Ahead Even For A Potential Divorce

Whether or not you or your spouse has made the final decision to pursue divorce, it is always a good idea to speak with a divorce lawyer if divorce is a possibility. Actions that you take now with regard to your children, your home and your assets may have a major impact on the outcome of a divorce.

Questions our attorney and team will discuss with you include:

  • Who will live where? Any decision to live together or separately can have consequences for you and your family.
  • Beware of circumstances that can lead to accusations of domestic abuse and possible restraining orders. If you would like to move a significant distance away, you may need permission from the court.
  • What assets or debts will be affected by the divorce? We will work to help you recall and document all personal property, including bank accounts, stocks and bonds, and retirement accounts. We can help you divide your assets and your complex property.
  • Who will have primary care of the children? Where will the children live? Who will make the major decisions involving their health care and schooling? How will you financially support your children? What will become of retirement benefits?
  • Is spousal support an issue? We will help you determine how much spousal support you or your spouse should receive under California law.

Your Best Interests Come First

Once you decide divorce is the answer, we are prepared to help you file with due consideration to all key factors in your case. We encourage out-of-court settlement agreements and mediation, though we may need to file motions on your behalf asking the court to address specific issues of custody or support.

We will keep your financial needs in mind and inform you of ways to keep your legal costs under control. Call or email our law office to learn how we can help you with all aspects of your divorce or legal separation.