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West Covina Divorce Lawyer
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West Covina is located in Los Angeles County, California. The city is home to ITT Technical Institute but there are other colleges and universities a few miles away including Azusa Pacific University, Citrus College, and Mt. San Antonio College. Not too far off is Pasadena City College (PCC), Whittier College and California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Whether you've come to West Covina for higher education, or to work at one of the city's largest employers such as Citrus Valley Medical Center – Queen Valley Campus, West Covina is a nice place to settle down and raise a family. This family-oriented town mainly consists of sprawling middle class neighborhoods, with the exception of "South Hills," which has a selection of upper middle class homes.
At my firm, The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C., I handle all aspects of divorce and family law. As a divorced father of three, I am intimately familiar with the divorce process because I have been there and I have gone through the ups and downs of divorce myself. I understand that divorce is never easy, and regardless if it is the best solution, that doesn't mean it isn't emotionally or financially draining.
The institution of marriage is a huge investment and therefore dissolving the marital unit and all that it entails is a highly complex process. While divorce may be simpler for couples without children or real estate, divorce is far more complicated when you have minor children, a home, investments and retirement accounts or family-owned businesses. As a West Covina divorce attorney, I am well-versed in California's laws and I am fully prepared to use these laws to your full advantage.
Become Informed Early On
Family law has a well-deserved reputation for being emotionally volatile and sensitive. Even amicable divorces can take a turn for the worse when emotions run high and there is a lot at stake; therefore, the more information you can gather early on, the better your chances of maintaining control and getting what you want. In divorce, people have a lot to lose and that's one of the reasons divorce is such a hot button.
Considering the fact that divorce often involves splitting up time with the kids, dividing the martial assets down the middle, and deciding what to do with the automobiles, the home and even the family dog, it's no wonder why divorce is as stressful as it is. Since so much is relying on the outcome of your divorce proceedings, I highly recommend that you contact me as soon as you decide you want to get a divorce. By arming yourself with information now, you can gain a sense of control over your situation and avoid making any costly mistakes that can have negative repercussions.
I always encourage that my clients to work with their spouse and their attorneys in an uncontested divorce. While very few divorces move along without any bumps in the road, an uncontested divorce is one where you and your spouse are able to come to terms or otherwise compromise with one another on important issues such as child custody and visitation, asset division and other such important issues. If it becomes apparent that you and your spouse are not going to agree on something such as child custody or spousal support, then I am here to protect your best interests under California law should your case need to proceed to court.
Divorce Lawyer in West Covina, CA
Aside from assisting clients with their divorce or legal separation, I also handle all types of post-divorce issues. In family law, divorce is rarely ever final and things such as child support, child custody, visitation, and spousal support are always subject to change, especially as more time goes by. If your ex-spouse isn't paying their child support or if they aren't keeping up with their spousal support payments, or if they aren't adhering to the parenting plan and are keeping you from seeing the kids, then I can assist you with the enforcement of court orders.
If you are the primary residential parent and are interested in moving with your child to another county or out of state, I can help. Whether you are moving because of a remarriage or a better job opportunity or to be closer to family, or if you are the secondary parent who wishes to contest such a move, I can help you in either case. I understand how important such a move is to you and I am here to protect your best interests in court.
I also assist with establishing paternity, as well as support & custody modifications. If you are a victim of domestic violence, I can help you apply for a domestic violence restraining order and I can guide you through the divorce process in such a manner to protect you and your children from the abuser. For more information about obtaining a divorce in Southern California, please contact me at The Law Offices of Paul A. Eads, A.P.C. today.
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This book, written By Paul A. Eads, helps readers know how to prepare before they initiate a legal endeavor and helps make the legal terms of family law issues easier to understand.
Mr. Eads, you are a true master in your field.- Peter K.
My ex boyfriend was very abusive. His attorney seemed to be very aggressive and was always filing Ex Parte (emergency) hearings for me to appear in court. Due to a cost issue, I attempted to handle matters myself but it seemed that I could not get my point accrues to the judge who seemed to be familiar with my ex boyfriend’s attorney. I found Mr. Eads in the phonebook and I thought I would give him a call. Mr. Eads was able to get the restraining order I was seeking and my ex boyfriend ended up paying Mr. Eads’ attorney fees. I can now feel rest-assured that my daughter and I will be safe. I also happy that I do not have to deal with my ex’s attorney anymore. Mr. Eads worked hard for me and I am confident he will do the same for you.- K.Y.
I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.- Albert N.
I will be able to pay it off quicker and with more money left over with the payment Mr. Eads was able to negotiate for me.- John H.
My previous attorney failed to show up for my court date and as a result, the matter was set for trial without any input from my side. I desperately sought out an attorney but most of them wanted a huge retainer up front. I found Mr. Eads and when I went in for a consultation, I found that his retainer was more than reasonable. I also liked the fact that he practices exclusively family law and seems very familiar with the local judicial officers. I felt very comfortable with Mr. Eads in my corner going into my trial and I found that the outcome was much more than I ever expected to receive. Mr. Eads was very thorough in my case evaluation and helped me get everything I was entitled to.- J.L.
I decided to hire Mr. Eads based on his experience and the fact that his practice is limited to Family Law.- Veronica S.
I am a business owner and when I got divorced, I was terrified that I would lose my business. My business was also heavily leveraged against and I did not have enough capitol to sustain the business and pay my wife spousal support. My ex had an attorney who was very intimidating and kept pressuring me to liquidate the business so that I could pay his attorney’s fees. I was referred to Mr. Eads by a friend. Mr. Eads was able to help structure a settlement that allowed me to keep my business while sharing the business debts with my ex. I was also able to shorten my spousal support obligation. I really appreciate Mr. Eads professionalism and guidance during these difficult times.- J.A.
I am honored to write this review for Mr. Eads after he helped reunify me with my daughter after my ex abducted her and moved to Arizona. I was devastated when I came home from work to find my ex had left with all our daughter’s belongings. I called the police who told me I needed to hire an attorney. I came across Mr. Eads’ website and I was impressed with his bio. I contacted him immediately and within days, we were in court requesting that my the DA Abduction unit assist me in the return of my daughter. Not only did Mr. Eads get my daughter returned to me, I was able to have full physical custody and my ex has summer and holiday visitation. Mr. Eads is truly my hero. Thanks Mr. Eads!- Paul W.