Areas of Practice
The Law Offices of Edward Misleh, APC represents clients in California, and throughout the United States in the following areas of practice.
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage includes the following areas of practice: legal separation, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal support, and dividing marital assets.
Initial Child Custody orders will address legal and physical custody. Physical custody can be further identified as sole custody or joint custody. Physical custody may include a designation of which parent is the primary parent and which parent is to be awarded visitation (parenting time). Additional custody orders can address child custody modification or move away orders – allowing one parent to relocate with the child.
Child Support is the amount of money that a court orders a parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for the support of the child. Once child support is establish it can later be modified or terminated. Child support should be modified whenever there is a change in custody or either parent’s income.
Spousal Support is financial assistance that on spouse receives from another. Spousal support, also known as alimony, helps the recipient achieve financial independence. A court will award spousal support based on factors such as the duration of the marriage, each spouse’s earning capacity, contribution to household or career, and physical health of the recipient. Once established, spousal support can be modified and terminated.
Community Property is made up of assets, and debts, that are amassed during a marriage. Community property does not include property gained by inheritance or gift, which is classified as separate property. The assets acquired by a husband or wife during marriage, regardless of how those assets are titled. are presumed to be part of the marital community. Community property belongs equally to each spouse.
Guardianship is a court order that allows someone, who is not a child’s parent, to have custody of the child and/or to manage the child’s property. The guardian make decisions about a child’s well-being and parents are limited in their ability to raise their children during the time the guardianship is in place.
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner. The partners must be in an intimate relationship.
Civil harassment is another type of Restraining Orders that addresses abuse, threats of abuse, stalking, sexual assault, or serious harassment made by someone you have not dated.