Divorce

Divorce

Getting divorced is a stressful time for anyone. Add in a complicated process with the court, and anyone can get frustrated.

Whether you can’t agree on anything or you have reached a complete agreement with your spouse about how everything is going to be divided, we can help you get your case resolved as quickly as possible.

A divorce case often involves many issues. Some of them are immediate – if you have children together, who are they going to live with? How often will they see the other parent? How will each parent provide for the children’s expenses? Custody and Child Support are two issues that often need to be addressed before anything else. If you don’t have an agreement on these issues, we can help you get these issues resolved sooner, rather than later.

If there is an imbalance of income, Spousal Support is also often necessary so that each party can afford to live on their own.

After these immediate issues have been addressed, we can help you with the process of dividing your property. California is a community property state, meaning that, with some exceptions, any income or property obtained during the marriage is equally owned by both spouses (one spouse is entitled to 50% of the assets and the other spouse is also entitled to 50% of the assets). This rule also applies to most debts that were incurred during the marriage, retirement plans, businesses that were started during the marriage (and sometimes even businesses that were started before the marriage). However, there are some very important exceptions that can have a big impact on the amount you are entitled to. When you are represented by MacKenzie & Associates, you can be confident that we will fight for everything you are entitled to.

We are often able to settle our clients’ cases without having to go to trial, which can save you a lot of time and money. However, if your spouse is being unreasonable, we have years of trial experience to help you get the relief that you need. Unlike some other attorneys who don’t represent clients at trial, you can be assured that we can represent you during all of the stages of your case.

If you would like to speak with an experienced attorney to advise you regarding your divorce, please do not hesitate to call us at (510) 537-7200 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you.