Thousand Oaks Divorce Attorney
Serving Westlake, Calabasas, Tarzana, Camarillo & Santa Barbara –
Call (805) 725-5277
When your child’s future, your financial well-being, and your rights
are all on the line, you need more than a skilled law firm on your side.
You deserve to work one-on-one with a legal advocate who will be with
you at every step of the difficult divorce process ahead, ensuring that
you can reach tailored, sophisticated solutions that are based on your
unique goals. At the
Law Offices of Michael Labrum, you can find the personal service and representation you need.
- Our Thousand Oaks divorce lawyer can handle every aspect of your case,
Contested Divorce, if you and your spouse disagree on major issues
- Uncontested Divorce, if you and your spouse agree on most issues
- Child Custody and Child Support
- Spousal Support / Alimony
- Property Division
- Business Valuation
- Professional Practices
- Family Inheritance
- Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
- Stock Options, Performance Grants, or Retirement Plans
- Real Estate Holdings and Investments
modification of child support, child custody, and spousal support
- Divorce appeals
A recognized leader in the field of divorce law, Attorney Labrum has been
included in the
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠, a list comprised of no more than 2.5% of Southern California lawyers
practicing in all fields of law. When you need highly qualified representation
that comes with caring, one-on-one legal support, you can depend on our
divorce lawyer in Thousand Oaks. Please don’t hesitate to discover
how our law firm can be of service to you.
Getting Divorced in California
- Either you or your spouse will need to have lived in California for at
least 6 months.
Grounds for Divorce
- California is a no-fault divorce state, so spouses do not have to prove
wrongdoing. Simply filing a divorce due to "irreconcilable differences"
is sufficient. However, if fault is involved - such as adultery, abandonment,
or domestic violence - this may be considered when dividing property or
Waiting Period for Divorce in CA
- There is a mandatory waiting period of 6 months before any divorce is finalized.
This means the fastest a couple can divorce is 6 months, if the divorce
is simple and uncontested. Contested divorces with complex issues can
take much longer.
Not Ready for Divorce? Consider Legal Separation
Not all couples want to take the plunge into a divorce. Instead,
legal separation is a great option for couples who are not quite ready to dissolve their
marriage but want to live apart. Couples usually hesitate for many reasons,
including religious beliefs or simply because of financial issues. Whatever
the case is for you, discuss your concerns with our divorce attorney and
we can help you decide whether legal separation is right for your situation.
Tips to Prepare for Divorce
We understand that divorce can be stressful and overwhelming. Here are
some tips to help you get prepared and sort out the little details necessary
in a divorce.
Get organized. Gather all of your paperwork that a divorce requires, including financial
records and accounts of your assets and debts. Include mortgages, credit
cards, bank accounts, tax returns, pay stubs, and paperwork for your business.
Make copies of everything and know where they are at all times.
Freeze joint accounts. This is so that your spouse is not able to rack up charges to credit cards
or withdraw assets from your shared accounts. If your spouse has already
done so, consult an attorney.
Talk to an attorney. An attorney can guide you through the divorce process by reviewing paperwork
for accuracy, making sure your rights are protected, and acting as a liaison
between you and your spouse. When you are divorcing with large assets
or if the divorce becomes contested, having an attorney is a must.
Take care of yourself. Divorce can be emotionally draining on you and your children. You can weather
the storm by exercising regulalry, keeping in touch with friends/families,
and maintaining an open mind so your divorce is resolved amicably.
Contact our Thousand Oaks attorney today at (805) 725-5277 to request your free phone consultation.