San Diego Contested Divorce Attorneys
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. Huguenor Mattis, A.P.C., is a San Diego divorce firm founded by a certified family law specialist. We have more than 35 years of experience, giving our team 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 six 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. During this time, the parties will attempt to reach a Marital Settlement Agreement. If issues such as child custody and support 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 that must be answered, known as "discovery." A trial date will be set if the spouses are unable to reach an agreement by the end of the six-month waiting period.
Huguenor Mattis, A.P.C., 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. Our legal team will ensure that your property is valued correctly, that your spouse does not try to hide assets, and that your children are taken care of. If emergency spousal support is an issue, or a temporary protection order is needed, we 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 family law specialists in California, Thomas M. Huguenor has the knowledge to handle divorce cases that are complicated by custody issues, tax laws, property division, and business ventures. With more than 35 years of experience, our firm has a reputation for helping clients achieve results that other attorneys previously said were 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.