Attorney at Law
Compassionate, Client-Centered, & Cost-Effective Family Law Solutions
Innovative Practice, Strategic Solutions
Located in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Empire Family Law is an innovative, cost-effective, and client-centered law firm dedicated to providing personalized attention and strategic solutions.
Divorce & Legal Separation
Divorce and legal separation services.
Identification, characterization, valuation, and division.
California not only is a community property state, but it’s a no-fault divorce state. In other words, one can file divorce on their spouse for no other reason than simply “irreconcilable differences,” and subsequently as a community property state – generally non-gifted/inherited assets and debts acquired during the marriage will be divided equally. Although, theoretically this may sound simple, the fact is, it can become quite complicated. Accordingly, experienced in property valuation and distribution, we’re here to help you achieve favorable results when it comes to property division.
Establish custody & visitation timeshare, and modify existing orders.
When parents are going through a divorce or legal separation, one of the most challenging matter is establishing child custody and visitation rights. As not only an experienced law firm, but as parents – we have the sensitivity necessary to guide you and your family through this stressful time. Striving for your child’s best interest, we focus on establishing a child custody and visitation plan that considers your child, their needs, family dynamics, and parental fitness. In addition to representing parents, at Empire Family Law, we represent same sex partners and grandparents in custody/visitation disputes as well.
Child & Spousal Support
Establish and modify child support and spousal support.
Child and spousal support can be quite the sensitive matter when it comes to family law cases. It’s a balancing act between providing fair support while taking into consideration each other’s financial standing. When calculating child support and alimony, a number of different factors must be taken into consideration to ensure fair calculations. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you consult with an attorney, such as Tony Luzuriaga, when determining and deciding on child and spousal support agreements.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Pre/Postnuptial Agreements for avoiding future disputes.
First off, neither a prenuptial (before marriage) nor a postnuptial (after marriage) agreement suggests your marriage will fail. Rather, these agreements are negotiated and drafted to clarify how property will be divided and/or how much spousal support shall be given should divorce or legal separation arise. Given the complexity of California laws and to avoid any future misunderstanding, we strongly suggest implementing a prenuptial / postnuptial agreement.
Establish parental rights.
In California, when a married couple has a child, there is a legal presumption that the husband is the father and the wife is the mother. Similarly, as of 2005, it is legally presumed that when registered domestic partners have a child, both domestic partners are the child’s parent. In other cases, however, if a father is not married to the child’s mother when she becomes pregnant or gives birth, the father (even if he is the child’s biological father) is not considered the legal father until parentage is established. Consequently, the father does not have any legal rights or responsibilities over the child. Accordingly, parentage, which is a legal determination stating who the parents are, must be established prior to obtaining child support, child custody, and/or visitation orders.
Restraining Orders Protecting Victims & Defense for the Accused
Rightfully, California takes physical and sexual domestic violence matters seriously. First off, if you’re in danger of domestic violence, if all possible, please leave your residence and get to a safe shelter. If you’re in danger of immediate abuse, please contact the police or someone nearby to get help right away. Second, once you’re in a safe place, contact our office to file a restraining order with the court. Conversely, if you have been accused and/or convicted of domestic violence, we can also help. Such accusations and/or convictions should not be taken lightly. At Empire Family Law we can offer legal guidance and strategic defenses to help with such cases.
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