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Palm Desert Family Law Attorney

Family Law and Divorce Lawyer Serving Riverside County

Looking for a family law attorney in Palm Desert? If you are considering divorce, or if you are facing another family law matter, then you may greatly benefit from the help of my firm. As an experienced Palm Desert divorce lawyer, I provide premiere legal assistance to people who are facing various issues regarding family law and I work with my clients to obtain amicable and effective solutions to help prepare the way for a brighter future. Your case is important to me, and you can be sure that I will stand by you throughout the duration of your case if you choose to work with me.


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Family Law Practice Areas

Annulment
Do you believe that you never had legal grounds for marriage? By filing for an annulment it would be as if your marriage never even existed. Annulments are not granted to just anyone, so you must learn about unique circumstances which give reason to grant your request. Speak with a Palm Desert family lawyer at my firm today to learn more.

Business Evaluations
When the division of a business is involved in a divorce process, then it is vitally important that forensic accounting and a business evaluation are done in order to ensure that the parties of the divorce are receiving a fair portion of the divided assets.

Child Custody
When children are a factor of the divorce process the courts often decide issues like support, visitation, and custody rights based on the needs of the children involved. In addition, the parents' ability to care for the child, or children, is carefully considered.

Child Support
For the custodial parent of a child after divorce, support of this child and himself or herself can be a difficult scenario. In some cases, the court will order child support payments to be made by the non-custodial parent to compensate for costs of living such as food, clothing, shelter, and education for the child.

Divorce
Dissolution of marriage in California is granted based on irreconcilable differences. If you are able to prove this element through adultery, abuse, neglect, impotency, or a host of other options, then you may be granted a divorce by the California courts.

Domestic Partnerships
Dissolving a registered domestic partnership can lead to unique challenges. When state family laws and federal law collide you could run into hurdles, which is why you should consult with an experienced divorce lawyer who is familiar with the process. Also, talk to your attorney to find out if you are eligible for filing a summary dissolution in California.

Domestic Violence
Have you fallen victim to domestic violence? If your spouse, family member or roommate has become abusive in any way, then it is vital that you speak up so you can be protected from any further harm. Speak to a Palm desert family law attorney today about pursuing domestic violence actions with the court and filing a restraining order.

Fathers' Rights
In the past, mothers were usually awarded custody of children in a divorce case because it was assumed that they were the more "nurturing" parent. Today, courts throughout the United States are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of fathers' rights and the unique roles that fathers play in a child's life.

Grandparents' Rights
The sad truth is that the rights and needs of the grandparents are typically put on the back burner during the divorce. Parents are often consumed with matters of child custody, visitation, property division and support that they don't stop to think how grandparents will be affected. If you would like to earn visitation rights with your grandchildren, speak with a family attorney at the firm to see if you have a case.

High Net-Worth Divorce
Asset division is one of the more serious issues in any divorce case. When the net worth of one of the spouses is significantly higher than the other, the process can involve a great deal of tension, and there can be disputes regarding what should be divided.

Legal Separation
With a legal separation, you and your spouse can remain legally married but be allowed to live separate lives. If you are not sure if divorce is truly what you want, talk to a divorce attorney about the option of legal separation today.

Mediation
As one of the most popular alternatives to divorce, mediation is the process by which a mediator helps a couple to create a divorce agreement. Mediation works best when the couple has an amicable relationship and when they are willing to compromise in certain areas.

Modifications of Court Orders
If you have experienced a change in circumstance that affects your ability to observe a court order, including child custody, visitation, or support, or if you need defense against a court order modification, my firm can help. I understand the law as it pertains to your rights and I will fight on your side.

Paternity
Are you unsure of who the biological father of your child is? If you are a mother seeking to find support from a father or you are a father seeking to exercise your parental rights, then establishing paternity is the first step. To learn more about DNA testing and paternity, speak with a family lawyer at my firm today.

Property Division
Division of assets and liabilities in a divorce can be one of the most heated situations of any divorce. It is vitally important that you have skilled legal assistance on your side in order to ensure that you are receiving what rightfully belongs to you.

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement is a document signed before marriage that protects the assets and liabilities of the spouses in the event of divorce. A postnuptial agreement makes essentially the same provisions, however it is prepared and signed after the marriage ceremony has taken place.

Relocation
Whether you are seeking to move away with your children, or you are trying to prevent relocation, the court will need to approve the modification to custody. With the help of a Palm Desert divorce lawyer, you can collect supporting evidence for your case and make your desires known to the court and prove that it is in the best interests of the children.

Restraining Orders
Are you seeking a restraining order to protect you or your family? There are several different types of restraining orders in California that are available for the victims of abuse, domestic violence, neglect and harassment, and a lawyer can help you seek the maximum protection provided.

Spousal Support
In a divorce, one of the spouses is often left without means for support or, in some cases, little financial support. Alimony is often ordered by the court either temporarily until the spouse gets back on his or her feet or indefinitely due to some disability or other issue that impairs financial stability.

Visitation Rights
One of the most highly contested aspects of divorce is child custody and visitation. Visitation rights are awarded for various reasons, but the court will always make the decision that it feels is in the best interests of the child.

Family Law Practice in Palm Desert, California

Searching for a lawyer for a family law case in Palm Desert? Without skilled and experienced legal assistance on your side, you could find that you are provided with highly undesirable circumstances regarding custody, visitation, support, and many other facets of divorce. I can help to provide the representation you need in court if you are facing divorce. In addition, if you are facing a dispute regarding a family law issue, then I can provide you with aggressive legal assistance to pursue your goals and desires in your case.

Need a family lawyer in Palm Desert? Contact the Law Office of Lawrence W. Novack today by calling (760) 585-9065 for experienced legal counsel in your divorce case.