With a combined 75 years of legal experience, the Fresno divorce attorneys at the Fresno-based firm of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian guide our clients through every step of the separation procedure. We answer all of your questions and concerns and handle every aspect of the divorce process. We represent clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. If you are seeking or anticipating a divorce, or if you need legal advice or representation regarding any divorce-related matter, get the legal help you need and call a Fresno divorce attorney of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian promptly.
CONTESTED MATTERS IN DIVORCE
In most divorces, the disputes are about property division, child custody and support, and alimony. For more than two decades, our Fresno separation attorneys have helped our clients reach acceptable agreements and settlements regarding these issues and every other aspect of separation in California.
In a divorce, community property is divided equally. Community property is defined as all of the assets acquired or earned in a marriage except for property received exclusively by one spouse as an inheritance or gift. It sounds easy enough, but determining who owns what can be quite complicated, especially if a separation is acrimonious. Protect your interests by working alongside an experienced Fresno separation attorney who understands the legal nuances of property division.
When a divorcing couple has children, California courts prefer joint custody but always put a child’s best interests first. A noncustodial parent is usually granted visitation rights when one parent is awarded sole custody, although the court may require those visits to be supervised. When child support is determined, the earning capacity of each parent, the number of children involved, and other pertinent factors are considered. Alimony – spousal support – is determined by the length of a marriage and the earning capacity, obligations, and responsibilities of each spouse.
The Fresno divorce attorneys of Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian also offer the option of collaborative separation through the Collaborative Law Practice Group. In collaborative divorce, couples may dissolve a marriage out-of-court with the dignity and respect they and their children deserve. Our Fresno separation attorneys keep flexible hours to meet your needs, and we return every call promptly. Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian serves clients in Fresno, Madera, Tulare, Kingsburg, and Hanford counties. Our staff speaks Spanish and French; don’t let a language barrier keep you from the legal help you need. Call Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian today at 559-277-7300 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.