Some of the more common questions asked when going through a divorce are: who is receiving or paying alimony, and what happens to that alimony
Experienced divorce attorneys
Getting a divorce involves termination of the marital contract, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, division of assets, division of debts, and the payment of attorney’s fees. We understand that our clients who opt for divorce are going through a very difficult and emotional time that can take a toll on their emotional and mental well-being. Over the past 22 years, our partners at Azemika & Azemika have each successfully handled the most difficult and high asset family law cases in Kern County.
Many divorces often involve problems, such as:
- Property Division
- Child Custody
- Alimony / Spousal Support
- Child Support
- Parent Relocation
Specializing solely in family law cases, we understand that each case is as unique as the clients we represent. Azemika & Azemika bring an in-depth analysis and experienced eye to each situation, allowing us to customize each situation to fit our clients’ needs. Our law firm can help you create effective resolutions in divorce disputes. We believe that by keeping you apprised of the status of your case, you have the opportunity to make informed decisions from the best position you possibly can during this tumultuous phase.
Our dedicated team will work hard to protect your interests, financial stability, and the well-being of your loved ones. By focusing on family matters through sound legal planning, we set our clients on a path to a better post-divorce future.
Contact An Experienced Kern County Family Law Attorney
For comprehensive representation in divorce or domestic dissolution, call Azemika & Azemika Law. We will fight for and protect you and your family during the separation and divorce process. Contact us today online or by
FAQs About Divorce
First, you or your spouse must be a resident of California for at least six months, and be a resident of the county you’re filing in three months in the county you’re filing in, before filing a dissolution of marriage. Once you file for divorce and serve the divorce petition to your spouse, you will have to wait about six months for your divorce to finalize.
Any property that qualifies as community property will be divided between both parties. However, any property that a spouse acquired before marriage or domestic partnership is considered separate property, and legally belongs to that spouse. Sometimes, these two can become intertwined, or commingled. With acute attention to detail, our divorce attorneys can help you sort out and protect your financial assets.
There are a variety of factors that the court must take in before deciding if spousal support should be awarded. Some factors include a spouse’s earning capacity, spouse’s standard of living established during marriage, age and health of the spouse, and whether there are children to support as well. A qualified attorney can help answer these questions for you in-depth and protect your interests.
In custody cases, the court does not let the child choose whom he or she lives with. The court may take the child’s wishes into consideration if the child is “of sufficient age and capacity to reason.” If willing, children aged 14 and older may express their opinions concerning child custody, but the court is not required to follow their wishes.
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