Corte Madera, Marin County Divorce Attorneys: Skilled And Compassionate Representation In Divorce Court
Facing legal separation or divorce is a difficult experience. The decisions made during the separation and divorce process will have a significant long-term impact on your life. Thus, it is crucial to obtain legal guidance from a Marin divorce attorney you can trust when considering divorce. If your spouse or partner has already filed there is an added urgency to be proactive.
Personalized Service, Tenacious Advocacy
At the firm of Kaspar & Lugay LLP, our compassionate divorce lawyers in Marin County are devoted to helping families understand the nuances of each decision. From an uncontested divorce to a highly contentious high net worth divorce, we help clients overcome emotional barriers to make informed decisions. For instance, our Marin County family law lawyers have the experience to advise on the tax implications of property division and spousal support that are often overlooked.
Same-Sex Divorce In The Bay Area
The Obergefell v. Hodges decision provides same-sex married couples the right to legally divorce. For these couples, divorce may involve complicated issues related to community property division depending on the years of cohabitation prior to marriage and child custody and support matters. We have assisted same-sex clients in obtaining fair solutions.
Our client-centered approach puts top priority on the interests of our clients. We tailor our representation to meet the goals of each client. Families work directly with a knowledgeable attorney committed to solving their problems effectively and efficiently through negotiations or collaborative methods (ex. divorce mediation). When disputes cannot be resolved, we have the complex litigation experience to handle a case through trial and appeals.
Speak With A Trial-Proven Lawyer
We are well-versed in California’s divorce laws and take a holistic approach to solving legal problems. Prior to filing for divorce, or after learning a spouse or partner has already filed, contact us online or call one of our four offices to arrange a confidential consultation with a caring divorce lawyer.
How to File for Divorce in California
The technical process for filing for a California divorce (also called dissolution of marriage) can be fairly straightforward. The reality, though, is humans are emotional beings, and divorce often represents loss, usually this loss is felt much more by one party than the other. Because of this, there is often great turmoil and disagreement between the two parties when it comes time to finalize the divorce arrangement. If you'd like to know what is involved from a procedural standpoint, please review our Step-by-Step Divorce Process.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?
There are certain documents that must be properly and adequately filled out and filed within your jurisdiction. These hard fees typically range a few hundred dollars. Again, this is for a completely uncontested divorce, where both parties are in total alignment (in our experience, we've never actually witnessed this). The pitfalls of a DIY divorce, or using inexpensive online form solutions, is that most often the paperwork is rejected because it's not properly filled out, or the proper protocols were not followed. This tends to lengthen the divorce process, adding frustration to an already fragile relationship.
Of course, this is considering that there are no children involved, nor any assets acquired during the marriage. Once you begin to factor in custody arrangements, alimony, child support, division of assets and retirement accounts (the list goes on), the divorce process becomes significantly more involved. It's worth your time to consult with a qualified divorce attorney, even if you decide to finish the process yourself. A consultation will provide you clarity, guidance, and expectations for your unique situation.
Do I Have to Go To Court?
Most of the parties we work with end up going to court at some point. In an ideal world, we'd be able to handle everything outside the courtroom and be free to open the next chapter of our lives. Again, where there are children or assets involved, this is where complications and conflicts arise. At Kaspar & Lugay, we do our best to bridge the gaps so you can proceed through your divorce with minimal impact to your life.
I Think My Spouse Has Been Hiding Assets. How Can I Be Sure?
Sometimes it's intentional, sometimes it's not, but we often counsel parties whose spouses have hidden or been misleading about assets (secret bank accounts, closely-held businesses, undisclosed real estate and property, etc.). In these cases it is worth your while to leverage a forensic accountant (we at Kaspar & Lugay have extensive experience in this). This process will unveil any potential hidden assets that were not disclosed in the divorce conversation, and ensure both parties a fair allocation of assets.
Whether you're reaching your breaking point or needing to modify a pre-existing judgment or agreement, your team at Kaspar & Lugay is ready to help you explore your options and develop a winning strategy.
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Kaspar has been helping with a difficult situation and has been both professional and compassionate. He has given time and advice that has been helpful and clear. He has explained complex situations in simple, clear terms. I will recommended him to anytime some one asks for a good lawyer. And if I need a good one in the future I will not hesitate to call him.