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Ferrari Law Office represents clients during proceedings for Divorce, Child Custody, Modifications, Spousal Support and other Family Law matters. We are here to serve and assist you in resolving important life issues in a compassionate and caring way that will help bring about the best possible outcome.
Family Law requires someone to guide you through the complex legal system, help you understand the options available, while at the same time addressing the reality of the situation. Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Support, and Legal Separation will have a lasting impact on your life.
If you have a need in any area of Family Law and want an attorney to aggressively fight for your rights, use the Contact Form Below for a Faster Response and a Free Consultation to Review Your Matter.
Child Custody Modifications
Child Support Issues
Using the services of a child custody lawyer will provide you with representation in legal matters regarding the custody of minor children. Of utmost importance is protecting the interests of the child, while at the same time serving the interests of the parent(s). Child custody and visitation agreements are some of the most difficult issues to be settled In Family Law Matters. A Family Court judge makes the final decision about custody and visitation, but in many cases usually approves the arrangement both parents agree on.
Child Custody can be defined in two pimary ways, Legal Custody and Physical Custody. Legal custody means who has the right to make important decisions for the child, including religious, educational, healthcare and overall welfare choices, and Physical Custody is who has actual custodial care, meaning who your children live with.
Either form of custody can be joint custody or sole custody depending on the situation and what will most positively impact the child. If a parent has sole physical custody, a plan for visitation can be agreed on. This plan would determine when and under what various conditions the non-custodial parent will see the child. .
We are also available to help in custody and visitation modifications in cases where a parent has relocated or experienced a major change in their situation. In separation or divorce, you will need to determine who will have custody of your children and how they will be taken care of. Visitation will also need to be factored into any decision and on how each parent will spend time with the children.
Ferrari Law Office is a strong advocate for you inside and outside of the courtroom. Please contact us if you would like to safeguard your parental rights, and help determine an arrangement that meets the child's physical, emotional, and social needs.
A divorce attorney is essential to understanding the complexities of divorce proceedings. We will move through the challenging process with a caring approach and with strong representation of your rights as you look towards a less stressful future.
Divorce affects the lives, relationships, and futures of all of the people involved. You may have many concerns due to the disruption and changes that will occur. Questions such as: How will property be split? Will I be able to support myself? How do I protect my children, my rights and where will they live? Can I protect mutual assets from being moved?
We want to help and guide you through the process, answer questions, discuss goals, formulate a strategy of reasonable expectations, and if necessary litigate if sensible and fair agreements can’t be reached.
We know that choosing a divorce attorney is an important decision and that is why we perform our responsibilities in a professional and intelligent manner while at the same time staying committed to protecting your rights. When you are considering filing for divorce, or if you have already been handed divorce papers, you should not hesitate to contact the Ferrari Law Office of Jackie Ferrari, Esq..
If you have serious concerns if a divorce is right for you there may be another option. Legal Separation outlines and deals with the same issues such as dividing property, child custody and visitation and child and spousal support. This course of action allows couples to see how these issues will be separated and handled as if it was a divorce. Although Legal Separation is a written agreement filed with the court it does not end the marital status and a couple continues to be husband and wife. There are reasons for this, including religious or personal such as the decision to maintain medical insurance eligibility that would otherwise be terminated following dissolution of marriage.
If you are thinking about a divorce, but at the same time hoping to resolve your differences you may choose Legal Separation as an alternative, while keeping in mind that in most cases couples end up filing for a divorce.
A party to a Divorce, Legal Separation or Annulment can ask a judge for Spousal Support to be paid while the case is going on. This would be a Temporary Spousal Support order. Permanent Support can also be ordered after a Divorce or Legal Separation becomes finalized.
Factors for Spousal Support are quite numerous and here are just some that are considered: The length of the marriage; needs of each person based on the standard of living they had during the marriage; the age and health of both people; debts and property; if a job would make it too difficult to care for children.
When a judge makes a final Spousal Support order he will consider the factors in the California Family Code and this order will become part of your final Divorce or Legal Separation judgment.
Prenuptial Agreements and Review
Other Related Family Law Matters
Contact us if you have a need in any area of Family Law and would like an attorney to aggressively fight for your rights.