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In Need of a Divorce Lawyer in Irvine, Orange County, CA

If you are looking for information for a divorce, whether you are already decided or still have questions about the divorce process, Our Irvine, Orange County Divorce Attorneys are here to help. To schedule a no pressure, confidential initial consultation to discuss your options with an experienced divorce lawyer at California Family Law Firm, a top divorce law firm in Irvine, Orange County, give us a call at (949) 503-7200 or send us a message in the form at the bottom of the page. California Family Law Firm represents residents of Southern California for legal services related to contested divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (also commonly called alimony), military divorce, domestic violence restraining orders, division of real estate and homes, division of a business, division of assets, attorney’s fees and costs, credits and reimbursements, legal separation, annulment, grandparent visitation, and all other issues related to divorce. We are experienced in the divorce process and our Divorce Lawyer in Irvine, Orange County can guide you through both high conflict contested divorce, uncontested divorce options, and everything in between. How a case proceeds, the amount of time it takes, and the divorce cost depends on not only you, but also your spouse. The amount of your retainer is an issue you will discuss with your divorce lawyer during your initial consultation. You will undoubtedly have questions about your divorce case as you proceed, and divorce cost is an important factor to keep in mind. Oftentimes, the legal process can be frustrating and confusing. Divorce proceedings come at a time of uncertainty and sometimes instability. An experienced Irvine divorce attorney at our firm will go over every step of the divorce process, from drafting an initial letter to your spouse advising of representation, to drafting and filing of all required divorce forms, to coordinating service of all required documents upon your spouse, to litigation or settlement of all issues.

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If domestic violence is an issue in your case, whether you are a victim or have been accused, this will often be one of the first issues we address. A lawyer at California Family Law Firm will protect your rights with strong representation, including a detailed case plan and involved preparation of testimony. A legal finding of domestic violence can have a significant impact on child custody in your case, both on an immediate basis and in the future. We will maintain full transparency throughout the process and treat this issue as seriously as you take it. From the beginning, we will formulate a plan for how to protect you from a legal standpoint, as well as how to keep you protected throughout the process and afterwards.

Division of Assets and Property


Division of assets, including real estate, household and personal belongings, funds in financial or retirement accounts, and any intangible assets such as a business are other important family law matters that we will guide you through during the legal process. Even if your or your spouse’s name is not on a financial account, property, or business, there may be entitlement to a community property interest in such asset. Your divorce lawyer will discuss the circumstances and acquisition history of each asset to determine the possibility of such an interest, and discuss options for protecting your interest in each asset.

Attorney’s Fees and Costs


Attorney’s fees and costs can be a major issue for anyone, no matter which side you are on. Our Orange County divorce lawyers will discuss with you important factors such as disparity of access to funds to retain legal representation, whether one party has the financial ability to pay for the attorney’s fees of the other party, domestic violence if it is relevant, and all other relevant factors. We can also discuss additional options for paying for legal proceedings.

Family Law Case Testimonials


California Family Law Firm won a contested “move away” trial awarding full custody to a father returning from military service following being stationed overseas for several years in order to move across the country with his children. Following brutal domestic violence against a minor child, we won a trial for a permanent domestic violence restraining order in favor of the mother. We have negotiated successful dismissal on behalf of client in numerous cases of restraining order requests against those accused of domestic violence in order to gain the upper hand for custody purposes. Multiple cases of ours involved high asset business interest buyouts following intense negotiation - in one case successfully keeping the business in the hands of our client who grew it from nothing - and in another case securing a fair monetary buyout to the spouse who contributed significant time and effort to the community during the marriage. We won a multi-day trial to keep our client financially secure with spousal support that she relied upon by successfully proving our client’s ex-husband’s financial assets and earning ability, following his request to the Court to terminate support orders. During a high conflict divorce with a spouse who refused to participate in the process, we were successful in confirming the interest of the marital residence to our client and guiding them through the process of vacating their spouse from the home and through sale of the property. In another case, we were successful in negotiating to keep a mother in the marital residence with her children for years after the final divorce judgment, by crafting a creative agreement despite our client’s financial difficulties. At California Family Law Firm, we have litigated virtually every aspect of divorce and realized success on every type of issue, from child custody to child support and other financial issues of all kinds.

Contact Our Divorce Attorneys in Irvine, Orange County, CA Today


At California Family Law Firm, we have the many years of experience required to successfully litigate your legal matter. Our Irvine, Orange County divorce lawyers will help guide you through the often overwhelming legal process of divorce to help achieve the orders and results that are uniquely tailored to your best interests. We do this through a cost-effective strategy of addressing the most immediate issues in your case first, and then methodically working with you through each remaining step of the divorce process. While we will guide you through the divorce process during our representation, if you are interested in finding out more information now, we discuss that process more in depth in another article. If you are looking for a divorce attorney that can strongly represent your interests and protect your rights, who will help you fight back when needed but also be a voice of reason during settlement negotiations, who will be fully prepared for Court hearings and trials, look no further than a divorce lawyer at California Family Law Firm. Our law office is conveniently located in Irvine, although we serve those located throughout Orange County in Irvine, Newport Beach, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Fullerton, Orange, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Lake Forest, Buena Park, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, La Habra, Fountain Valley, Aliso Viejo, Placentia, Cypress, Rancho Santa Margarita, Brea, Stanton, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Villa Park, Anaheim Hills, and all surrounding areas. We also serve those in Los Angeles County, and Riverside County. Strong legal representation near you is not only important, but vital to your case. We are available to schedule a no pressure, confidential initial consultation to discuss your options by either phone, video, or in person. Call us at 949-503-7200 or send us a message in the form below to set up your consultation with an experienced family law divorce attorney at California Family Law Firm. Disclaimer: The information above does not establish an attorney-client relationship and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice. There are many factors that might influence or change advice specific to your case following a consultation. Contact California Family Law Firm at 949-503-7200 to speak with an experienced Irvine family law attorney in order to obtain legal advice specific to your individual case.

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Uncontested Divorce

If you and your spouse have no major disagreements as to any significant issues, your case may be able to proceed as an uncontested divorce pursuant to a joint agreement with your spouse. However, it is still prudent to retain experienced legal representation to assist you in negotiating fair and equitable orders. An experienced divorce attorney in Irvine, Orange County, CA will guide you through each issue throughout negotiation, assist you in considering common pitfalls of divorce cases, and draft legally enforceable orders to give you peace of mind and to protect you should problems ever arise.

Military Divorce

California Family Law Firm proudly represents current and former members of the United States military. California Family Law Firm will provide you with a Irvine divorce lawyer experienced in reviewing and interpreting your LES, military retirement, and TSP. Additionally, our divorce attorneys have experience with the relevant statutes and case law of how child custody and visitation are affected by military relocation, as well as your custody rights during times you may be required to spend training or stationed overseas, and the rights of your relatives during those periods. Finally, we will help you navigate any complications surrounding any VA disability rating you may have, and how it affects your retirement and any interest your spouse may have in your retirement.

Child Custody and Visitation

Child custody and parenting time is often the first issue that is discussed by those with children. Custody issues related to minor children is the most important legal matter for parents. Creating a parenting plan that works for you and your family is the most important and immediate issue to address. Your divorce attorney and you will discuss implementing an immediate parenting plan, either through negotiated agreement or order of the Court after a contested hearing. If your spouse is withholding your children or a danger to them, we will discuss your options for proceeding with an ex parte hearing with you.

Child Support and Spousal Support (Alimony)

Child support and spousal support (alimony) are often key legal matters that clients are worried about. An experienced Irvine, Orange County divorce lawyer at California Family Law Firm can help guide you through the formulas and factors that the judge will consider in making child support and spousal support (alimony) orders. We will discuss your options for when to file for child support or spousal support (alimony), how to respond to a request for support, how much support can be expected, when support is ordered by the judge, and any additional questions that may arise.

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Strong legal representation near you is not only important, but vital to your case. We are available to schedule a no pressure, confidential initial consultation to discuss your options by either phone, video, or in person.

949-503-7200 19200 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 454
Irvine, CA 92612.