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There are many issues that a couple may disagree on during a California divorce, but some issues come up more often than others. At Kearney Baker in Pasadena, our team of highly rated legal professionals has experience zealously advocating for our clients’ interests in contested divorce cases. To learn more about the wide range of legal services offered to our clients navigating a divorce, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

Property Distribution

The distribution of property between spouses is one of the most common issues encountered in a contested California divorce. California is a community property state, which means that all marital assets and debts must be split equally, 50/50, between spouses. Issues can arise in determining what is marital property, the appraised value of certain items or real estate, and in the negotiation between spouses when they both want the same property in a divorce. We are adept at litigating property distribution claims in court as well as negotiating marital property disputes in alternative dispute resolution settings. 

Spousal Support

Spousal support, also known as alimony, is another commonly contested issue. Changes to federal tax law have made alimony a less desirable option for many couples. There are also different types of spousal support that can be ordered during and after divorce proceedings in California, including temporary alimony, rehabilitative support, reimbursement alimony, and permanent spousal support. Our team is adept at representing requests for support as well as defending against claims for alimony in California divorce cases.

Child Custody and Visitation

Determining child custody and visitation is often one of the most emotionally fraught issues in any contested divorce proceeding. The first major decision is whether one parent will retain sole custody of their child or share joint custody with the other parent. If joint custody is determined, issues of legal and physical custody must also be negotiated. The court requires a comprehensive parenting plan for all contested divorce cases where minor children are involved. We will zealously advocate for your rights as a part and what is in the best interests of your child. 

Child Support

The last common issue that arises in many contested California divorce cases is determining the proper amount of child support. This calculation is complex and varies based on a number of different factors specific to your situation. Our experienced attorneys will ensure that your child receives the exact amount they need to cover their expenses and provide a stable standard of living with both parents.

Contact an Experienced Divorce Attorney Today

There are many different issues that can arise during the course of a contested California divorce, and the knowledgeable divorce attorneys at Kearney Baker in Pasadena are prepared to handle them all. To learn more about the common issues that are contested in divorce cases, or for a consultation with one of our experienced divorce lawyers, call the office or contact us today to schedule a case evaluation. 

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