At Law Offices of Niedens & Groce , LLP, our attorneys recognize the decision to file for dissolution of marriage, dissolution of domestic partnership or legal separation is probably one of the most stressful and difficult decisions you will make. Throughout the divorce proceedings your case may have one or more of the following issues our attorneys are highly experienced in negotiating and litigating:
Child Custody and Visitation:
What is in the best interest of your minor child(ren)? What happens when parents cannot agree? In order to obtain a court order, parents must participate in custody mediation either through the court system or with a private mediator. When there are true emergencies, the court will make temporary orders pending the mediation. Appropriate preparation for mediation and court can make a substantial difference in the information the court and the mediator receives. There are many factors considered by the mediator and Judge when deciding what is in the child’s best interest. Our lawyers will help you prepare for mediation and identify important information that needs to be conveyed.
Are you entitled to child support? Are you going to be obligated to pay child support? How is child support calculated? Who pays for daycare? What about uncovered medical or dental expenses? Our attorneys will explain the basis for child support calculations and obtain the necessary information to prepare an accurate calculation. The State of California requires guideline support to be determined. The main factors considered when determining child support are income, timeshare with the minor child(ren) and tax impact.