Navigating your way through a divorce or legal separation can be one of the most difficult times of your life. Not only are riding an emotional rollercoaster, you are making financial and legal decisions that could impact the rest of your life. If children are involved, the outcome is vitally important, as your decisions affect their overall welfare.
Divorce is a complex process that typically involves a variety of legal issues. Property division, alimony, child custody and child support are examples of issues that may arise by filing for divorce. It is critical to have an experienced advocate by your side to represent you and your children’s’ best interests.
California is a community property state, which means that all property and/or debt acquired during the marriage are subject to equal division, except if you receive property by gift or devise. However, there are a variety of different ways to “equalize” the estate, and sometimes situations have arisen that warrant deviating from the legal standard. An experienced family law attorney can help ensure that the law works in your favor.
Attorney Elisabeth Donovan looks at the big picture of every divorce case, and strives to obtain the best outcome for her client without engaging in unnecessary litigation and running up costs. In addition to being an attorney, Elisabeth is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, giving her unique insight into the long-term financial impact of different case outcomes. Elisabeth works with each client personally, ensuring that his or her individual needs are being met throughout this difficult time.
If you are thinking about filing for divorce, have been served with a divorce petition, or are in the middle of the process, contact Law Office of Elisabeth Donovan to discuss your options and speak with an attorney who will keep your best interests in mind.