FAMILY LAW FIRM – PROVIDING FAMILY LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO FAMILIES IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
HELPING FAMILIES IN FRESNO SINCE 1992
Our award winning lawyers have been representing clients since 1992.
We are a family law firm that represents clients in cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, and relocation.
If you are dealing with a family law dispute, you will need attorneys from one of the best Fresno divorce law firms by your side.
Clients often leave us reviews to thank us for our honest and aggressive approach to resolving family law matters.
A top lawyer from our office will always keep your best interests in mind when representing you in family law disputes.
FRESNO FAMILY LAWYER HELPING CLIENTS IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Since 1992, Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian has emerged as the firm that California families turn to when family matters become legal matters. Our family law attorneys handle a variety of issues for families in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. If you need legal counsel or services for any divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, or adoption matter, call us promptly.
FRESNO FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY DISCUSSES ISSUES IN DIVORCE
Community property is equally divided in a divorce. It includes all assets acquired or earned during a marriage except for property acquired solely by one spouse as a gift or inheritance. It sounds simple, but determining who owns what can be tricky. It takes an experienced family law attorney familiar with the legal intricacies of property division.
In child custody matters, courts favor joint custody but won’t hesitate to put a child’s best interests first. When one parent receives sole custody, the noncustodial parent is typically granted visitation, although the court may require supervised visits. When child support is ordered, the earning capacity of the parents, the number of children, and additional pertinent factors are considered. Spousal support – alimony – is determined by the duration of a marriage and the earning capacity, needs, and obligations of the partners.
The family lawyers of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian also offer the option of collaborative divorce through the Collaborative Law Practice Group. A collaborative divorce lets couples end their marriage with the dignity and respect that they and their children deserve.
ADOPTION AND OTHER MATTERS
Pre-nuptial agreements specify how property and support issues will be resolved in any future divorce. A valid “pre-nup” must be a voluntary agreement subsequent to a full disclosure of assets and debts. Both parties must be allowed to review the agreement with an attorney. A similar agreement (a “post-nup”) may also be made during a marriage but before a divorce.
Our team of attorneys also assist clients with domestic partnerships, adoptions, and every other aspect of family law. If you seek or anticipate divorce, seek to adopt a child or challenge an adoption, or if you need a support order modified, call the skilled lawyers at Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today. We keep flexible hours to meet your needs, and we return every call promptly. Our staff speaks Spanish and French; don’t let a language barrier keep you from the help you need. Call us today at 559-277-7300 or reach us online to schedule a consultation.
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