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Why You Might Need A Family Law Attorney

The current divorce rate in the United States is hovering right around 50%. Sometimes, even if you are all in, your spouse one day decides that he or she simply does not want to be married anymore. Whether or not you are being forced into a divorce, or you want the divorce yourself, it can be a hard and challenging life obstacle.  If you ever experience the unfortunate circumstance of getting divorced, there are many things that have to be decided upon. This is where a family law attorney in Upland, CA, can be highly beneficial to you. They can be very helpful in cases such as alimony, child custody, child support, and property division.

Sometimes, if you have been married for fifteen years or more, you can request alimony. Alimony is a payment made from either the husband or wife to their ex spouse in order to help them maintain the quality of life they had during the marriage. There are a lot of factors that play into this, and this is something your family law attorney in Upland, CA will have to discuss with you. There are different types of alimony, sometimes it is only temporary until you can get back on your feet, and sometimes it is permanent. If you think you may qualify, then it is a good idea to speak with your attorney.

If there are children involved in a divorce, then things can get a bit messy. It can be difficult to discuss and decide who should have custody and when. In many cases, your family law attorney in Upland, CA will attempt to settle things outside of court, which is beneficial for every party. Not only does this save precious time and money, it can help both of the parents have more of a say in what they want and what they think is best for their child. It helps when the decision is within the parents’ terms, because then things can hopefully be more civil between them.

Sometimes, child support is an issue that comes up in cases of divorce. While this is uncommon in cases of equal custody, if it has been determined that one parent is more suitable than another, or that a parent does not want to care for the child half of the time, then it is often ordered that they pay child support. Your family law attorney in Upland, CA, can help you determine whether or not your situation is one in which child custody may be an issue, and if so, what you need to do in order to make sure it is of highest benefit to the child. As you can see, a family attorney can be very helpful when deciding what legal actions are needed for your individual case.


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My ex-wife hired an attorney which prompted me to do so for our divorce. Torrence Howell was highly recommended from a friend of mine who used Torrence’s services for a divorce just like mine. The results came out much better than he ever thought it would. With all things being equal I felt Torrence would

-Anonymous May 23, 2018

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