Area of Practice
The Law Offices of Edward Misleh, APC is a law firm located in Sacramento, California that represents clients in Sacramento and in Northern California with the services they need and deserve when addressing their legal matters. Edward Misleh’s area of practice and legal experience is as follows:
This area of practice includes petitions for: divorce or dissolution; Military divorce; establishing grandparent visitation; guardianships; protective orders, restraining orders and civil harassment orders; and, probate.
Dissolution, which is more commonly known as divorce, is an area of practice that addresses termination of the marital relationship. Other actions which may have to be addressed with the filing for divorce is: annulment, legal separation, child custody, child support, spousal support (alimony), dividing marital assets, establishing community and separate property interests, and dividing retirement and pension plans.
Those serving in the Military who may be facing divorce must consider, in addition to the issues mentioned in a dissolution, the following are other issues which should be considered in this area of practice: Veteran’s benefits, Thrift Savings Plans, retirements plans, and Tricare medical benefits. Dividing military retired pay pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order with Defense Finance and Accounting Services.
Preserving parents’ relationships with their children is by far the most important issue which must be addressed in any divorce where there are minor children. Child custody must be established which involves considering sole custody, joint custody, physical custody, legal custody, primary parent and potential move-away orders. Child custody orders or agreements may have to be later modified.
The area of practice for a guardianship includes guardians for an adult or a minor child. An adult guardian is someone who is chosen or appointed to make legal decisions for an adult who is unable to make those decisions on their own. A minor child guardian is an adult the court chooses to be responsible for, and to care for a minor child, to manage the minor child’s property, or both. Guardianships must be established and can be modified and/or terminated.
Child support are the funds provided by one parent for the care of a child. Child support can be requested by a parent or by the State of California. Child support must be established, can be modified, and eventually terminated.
Spousal support is also known as alimony [in other states]. Spousal support can be temporary spousal support (during the pendency of a proceeding) or permanent spousal support (after the proceeding has been completed). Spousal support can be modified and terminated.
Community property is any property that was not acquired during a marriage; not acquired as a gift; and not acquired as an inheritance. Classification of marital assets to determine the community interest includes identifying property held in joint title, acquired before marriage, during marriage, and after separation. Reimbursements, business assets, and marriage debts are other factors which must be considered when dividing marital assets and debts.
Estate planning is an area of practice that involves the plans you make now naming whom you want to receive the things you own after you die. To avoid probate and possibly a lengthy intestacy action to divide your estate, you can create a will and/or a trust.
Domestic Violence & Civil Harassment
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.
Civil harassment is abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment by someone you have not dated and do NOT have a close relationship with, like a neighbor, a roommate, or a friend (that you have never dated). It is also civil harassment if the abuse is from a family member that is not included in the list under domestic violence.
Recovering damages from an individual or insurance carrier for bodily harm, lost wages, and medical costs incurred in an auto accident, vehicle mishap, slip and fall, accidental injury, or an injury sustained on someone’s property or at a business.
Representing clients in a legal dispute seeking money damages or specific performance. Representation can be for a trial, arbitration, mediation, at administrative hearings.
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