Helping You Through The Process Of Ending Your Marriage
At Sammis Family Law, we strive to position clients to move ahead with their lives after the divorce is finalized. We believe that part of our role is client education. We take special care to inform our clients about their options and the potential consequences of their decisions.
What To Consider When Facing Divorce
We rarely encounter a simple divorce. Even where the assets are not substantial, there may be questions about property division, child custody, support and more.
A complex divorce may involve all of those issues along with:
- The determination of the date of the separation of the parties
- The validity of prenuptial agreements
- The valuation and characterization of multiple assets
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Special needs of children
- Hidden assets
- Substance abuse
Every divorce is unique, which is why we will work closely with you to assess your specific needs and design a legal strategy tailored to accomplish your goals.
Navigating Division Of Property
Besides child custody and support, the most complicated aspect of divorce for many couples is the distribution of property. California is a “community property” state, which means that by default each party is entitled to half of the assets owned jointly together during marriage, as well as half of the debts. But it takes work to accurately assess the value of major assets such as your home and vehicles. We will help you obtain accurate information about the value of all relevant property, and we will assertively stand up for your rights to ensure that your interests are reflected in the final agreement on how your property is divided.
We Offer Alternative Dispute Resolution Options
Mediation and negotiation are important alternatives to litigation. Litigation can mean surrendering your control. If the parties cannot come to an agreement, a judge will decide how the assets and debts are divided, or who has custody of your children.
Get Divorce Advice Today
No matter what specific issues you are facing in your divorce, you will need skilled legal guidance to work through the legal process quickly and efficiently. To learn more about how Sammis Family Law can help, call 415-868-3291 or contact the office online.