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Fresno Family Law Attorney

Since 1992, Tomassian, Pimentel & Shapazian has emerged as the firm that California families turn to when family matters become legal matters. Our Fresno 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.

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 Fresno 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 Fresno family law attorneys 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 Fresno family law 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 experienced Fresno family law attorneys 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.