Complex Divorce Lawyer in Brentwood
Making the decision to permanently part ways from a spouse is never an easy thing. For some couples, following through to divorce is straightforward: The couple soon agrees about how property should be divided, whether or not spousal support will be part of the divorce settlement, where children should live, and the other issues. But for other couples, following through to divorce is difficult. Being able to come to agreement may be a winding road, and many of them may have a complex divorce. I am Judy Oxford, and I provide comprehensive, personalized legal representation for individuals who are in the middle of a complex divorce. For the help and guidance you need, call me today to schedule your first consultation.
What Makes a Divorce Complex?
There are a number of different factors that can result in a divorce being labeled as a complex divorce. Common types of complex divorces include these:
- High-asset divorce. A high-asset marriage can result in a complicated divorce. In these types of divorce cases, property division is often very complex, there may be disagreements over who gets a business or what to do with real estate property or retirement accounts, premarital agreements may exist but there may be a dispute over enforceability, and assets may even be hidden in various forms, including off-shore accounts. In a high-asset divorce, not only is it necessary to find a skilled lawyer with experience working on cases like these, but also an attorney who can line up the right experts and professionals, such as forensic accountants, who can work to investigate and build your case as well.
- Contested divorce. When a divorce is contested, it simply means that the parties to the divorce are not in agreement about how the divorce should be settled. Sometimes, this can be resolved through mediation; other times, it will require going to court and litigating the divorce. Issues that are commonly litigated in a complex divorce case include terms of a parenting plan — parenting time and child support, division of property and debts, and alimony.
- Child custody disputes. Even if couples can agree about other elements of a divorce, such as how property should be divided and whether or not alimony should be part of the settlement, the issues about children often lead to a complex divorce. When a couple has children, they must reach an agreement on the parenting plan or the divorce process will inevitably be delayed in comparison to a divorce with no children when there is agreement on all the other issues. When a couple does not agree on issues during mediation, then they will work with their attorney to prepare for trial, considering the need for experts in the process, and ultimately have a trial so the court can make the decisions.
Call me, Judy Oxford, Attorney at Law, for Representation During a Complex Divorce
I am Judy Oxford, Attorney at Law, and I am ready to advocate for you as you navigate the complicated legal process of a complex divorce case. With years of experience and a strong commitment to my clients, I will work to try to make the best case to protect your best interests. To learn more about me and my experience and how I can represent you during yourcomplex divorce, please reach out by phone or online for a consultation.