San Diego Contested Divorce Attorney
Contested Divorce: Getting Help When Things Get Complicated
Ending your marriage may be the hardest decision you will ever make. If your divorce is contentious, then you are likely worried about issues such as dividing property, child custody, and alimony issues. Thomas M. Huguenor is a San Diego divorce lawyer and certified family law specialist. Tom's more than 35 years of experience gives him the knowledge and qualifications to obtain a favorable outcome in the most complicated of divorce cases. Contact our office at (858) 458-9500 today to set up a free consultation.
Aggressive Divorce Representation For Southern California Residents
California divorces can be completed in as little as 6 months or they may drag on for years. Your status as a single person will not be restored until your divorce is completed. You must continue to file taxes jointly and you may not re-marry. The official process begins once you or your spouse files a Petition for Divorce. A six month waiting period begins once the petition is filed. This means the Court cannot order the divorce any earlier than six months from the petition's filing. The other party will file a response to the petition during this six month waiting period. Also, during this time, the parties will attempt to reach a Marital Settlement Agreement. If issues such as child support and custody are disputed then either side may file a request to establish temporary arrangements. Both parties must disclose their financial assets and debts during this process. Each side's attorney will also be allowed to ask the other side questions, known as "discovery," which must be answered. A trial date will be set if the spouses are unable to reach an agreement by the end of the six month waiting period.
Thomas M. Huguenor specializes in complicated divorce matters. Our office has long-standing professional relationships with accountants, financial planners, property appraisers, child welfare advocates, and other professionals whose expert opinions may be required during divorce trials. Tom and his legal team will ensure that your property is valued correctly, that your spouse does not try to hide assets, and that the future of your children is thought out and taken care of. If emergency spousal support is an issue, or a temporary protection order is needed, Tom will immediately file the paperwork necessary to ensure that your well-being is protected. Contact our San Diego office online or at (858) 458-9500 to schedule your initial consultation.
Certified Family Law Specialist Handling San Diego Contested Divorce Cases
As part of an elite group of attorneys who are board certified as a family law specialist in California, Tom has the knowledge to handle divorce cases that are complicated by child custody issues, complex tax laws, complex property division, and business ventures. With more than 35 years of experience, Tom has a reputation for helping clients achieve results which other attorneys have previously said are not possible. If you are ready to move on with your life, contact us today and set up a free consultation. In addition to San Diego, we service Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, and La Jolla.