A Practical Guide to California Family Law By Paul A. Eads, Esq.

Pasadena Divorce Attorney

Are you filing for divorce?

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Are you getting a divorce and live in the Pasadena area? If so, I encourage you to contact me at my firm, The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. as soon as possible. I want you to know that I am not only a Pasadena divorce attorney, but I am a divorced father of three amazing sons. I have first-hand knowledge of what it's like to go through a divorce and get divorce papers served upon you because it happened to me. As someone who has been there, I am better equipped to address your situation, particularly as it pertains to child custody, visitation and child support because I can understand the emotions and concerns that you are going through.

Quality Divorce Representation When You Need It

All divorcing couples will need to address the same general issues involving child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and asset division where applicable. If you do have minor children with your spouse, it will be necessary to develop a parenting plan. The parenting plan is developed by you and your spouse and contained within it would be the child custody and visitation arrangement that you two come up with. Ideally, you and your spouse will be able to come up with a sound plan together but if you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of the arrangement then it may be necessary to go through mediation or conciliation court.

Some of my clients are not interested in getting a divorce for moral, religious, or health-related reasons, in which case a legal separation may be more suitable. A legal separation offers the benefits of being married and divorced at the same time, and much like a divorce, it will be necessary to address asset division, child support and visitation, and spousal support where they apply.

Nobody ever said divorce is easy, and I am the first to tell you that from my own personal experience. Even amicable divorces are stressful and virtually all divorces are unpredictable to some degree or another. You don't always know how your spouse is going to react during a time like this, especially when there are children involved, real estate, or if the divorce is of a high net worth.

I always do my best to encourage good communication between my clients, their spouses and their spouse's attorneys, that way my clients can suffer the least amount of stress, anxiety and worry. What's more, an uncontested divorce is less expensive and faster than going to court; however, I have to be realistic, there are some couples who cannot agree on important issues, and these generally pertain to the big three: child custody, asset division and spousal support. Should your spouse be unwilling to work with you or defiant, I am fully prepared to not only advocate on your behalf, but use California's laws to your greatest advantage in court.

Family Law Areas of Practice

In addition to handling every aspect of the divorce process, I also handle domestic violence cases. If you are a victim of spousal abuse or if your child is being abused by your spouse, I can assist you with applying for a domestic violence restraining order. I can also explain how domestic violence affects a divorce and what you should and should not do in order to protect yourself and the wellbeing of your children.

I can help both men and women seeking to establish paternity. Once paternity is confirmed it affords the father all of the same rights and responsibilities that a father would have if had been married to the child's mother. This would include a right to visitation, as well as the responsibility to pay child support.

If you've already obtained a divorce and need assistance with a relocation matter, or if you need assistance with a support & custody modification, I can help you fully prepare your case to be presented before the family court judge. If your ex has not complied with a standing court order in regards to child support, spousal support or custody and visitation, I assist with the enforcement of court orders as well.

To learn more about your rights under California law, please contact my firm today to schedule a consultation with me. I look forward to guiding you in the right direction and answering all of your questions.

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