Divorce

Los Angeles Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

THE LAW OFFICES OF CATHLEEN E. NORTON

DIVORCE:
Divorce or the dissolution of a domestic partnership involves issues that must be addressed for your own welfare. It is critical you are aware of how, what, when, and why, these issues can affect your future. Choosing an experienced Lawyer, who understands the nuances of California Law, will make confronting such issues as child custody, support, and the division of property, easier for you. Do not be misled into thinking that a divorce is a simple piece of paper. Divorce requires meticulous detail by your attorney to ensure the best possible outcome.

At the Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton in Los Angeles, we practice Family Law exclusively and are committed to our clients during this emotional time. Divorce can be stressful, confusing, and contentious, even when custody or support are not in dispute. We are here to help guide you through this confusing process. Our clients rely on our knowledge, advice, and compassion to get them through a complicated situation. Our main goal is to ensure the well-being of our clients and their children. Your best interest is our best interest. We are fierce advocates for all our clients.

These are the main issues in Divorce:

  • Division of community property, debt, and business interests
  • Property, such as the family home or additional vacation property, including time shares.
  • Child Custody
  • Child Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony / Spousal Support
  • Prenuptial agreement, if any
    (even if there is a Prenuptial in place, it may not be valid. Call our office for further details)
We advise you as to which direction is best suited for you, as not every situation is the same. Some people falsely believe that “their” friend’s experience will be similar to their own. While most people share the same stresses and emotions in a Divorce, your situation is unique. We work tirelessly in achieving a favorable solution for you and your child(ren).
Feel free to contact our office and make arrangements for a consultation. We welcome your call and will treat each inquiry seriously and with strict confidentiality.

CONTESTED DIVORCE:
A contested divorce is when both parties do NOT agree on the terms of the divorce. More often than not, issues such as child custody, restraining orders, business appraisal, and the like, cannot be resolved. In order to achieve a resolution, you may need counsel who will aggressively negotiate complex issues on your behalf to reach a final solution. Sometimes, these issues are rather simple, yet one party is unreasonable. We help unravel the complications and any irrationalities. You may possibly need to go to trial for there to be a final resolution, though this is rare and exceptional and, should it go that far, rest assured we have vast trial experience.

Cathleen E. Norton will work with you closely to ensure optimal resolution in defending your rights as a parent, fighting for an appropriate child custody and visitation agreement, and protecting your financial interests long term.

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE:
An Uncontested Divorce means that both parties agree to the terms of the divorce. This process is relatively easy in that California is considered to be a “No Fault” state, meaning the court uses the notion of “irreconcilable differences” in issuing a judgment. You have already agreed to such issues as property division, child custody, and spousal support, if any.

Hiring an experience attorney to draft an agreement to finalize the divorce will ensure you have covered all the essential areas for final resolution.




Los Angeles Divorce Attorney. Family law attorneys at Law Offices of Cathleen E. Norton represent clients in Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Culver City, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Burbank, Pacific Palisades, Long Beach, Malibu, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernardino, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, Irvine, Orange, Newport Beach, Orange County, Ventura County, the Inland Empire and other areas around Los Angeles and Southern California. Contact Los Angeles Family Law Lawyer.