California Divorce Attorney Edward Misleh works for The Law Offices of Edward Misleh, APC. Mr. Misleh practice focuses on divorce. In his endeavor to serve the public in general, he provides affordable access to the legal system to all new or potential clients. to discuss your legal matter with a licensed California attorney.
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California Divorce Attorney Edward Misleh’s office represents clients who live or work in California and throughout the United States. California Divorce Attorney Edward Misleh has extensive experience in the areas of divorce.
California Divorce Attorney Edward Misleh has extensive experience in handling Divorce cases and issues. You can file for Divorce in California which will be more properly known as a dissolution of marriage. A dissolution of marriage terminates the legal relationship you have with your spouse – it terminates the marital union. Termination includes the ending of all legal duties and responsibilities that are created by marriage. You need to consider the effects of filing for divorce and for filing as either a petitioner or as respondent. If you are the petitioner, you will initiate the divorce proceeding. If you are the respondent, you will wait to respond to your spouse’s filing for divorce. There are advantages and disadvantages to both which you should understand before filing for Divorce.
Prenup and Postnup Agreements
In California, couples can enter into prenuptial agreements (prenups) and postnuptial agreements (postnups). You enter into a prenuptial agreement before marriage and a postnuptial agreement during marriage. These agreements are contracts that characterize the assets you own and possible payments of support. Both agreements require specific language and “disclaimers” to be enforceable. In either document you can characterize community property and separate property.
Child Custody is the legal relationship that you and the other parent have with your children. You establish this legal relationship with a court order.
Child Support is the financial support parents owe to their children; the amount of money that a court orders a parent to pay for the support of their child. You and the other parent are each parent is equally responsible for providing for the financial needs of their child. You, the other parent or the State of California can request child support.
Spousal Support, also known as alimony in other states, is a legal obligation for one spouse to provide financial support to the other spouse during separation and after divorce. You can agree to spousal support or seek a court order. You receive spousal support to help you attain the marital standard of living.
The property you and your spouse own is marital property. Marital property includes all of the assets and debts owned by you and your spouse; either jointly or separately. Your marital property is characterized and divided during a divorce proceeding. Your claims for reimbursements and credits must be considered when dividing marital property. Contact California Attorney Edward Misleh to discuss establishing and dividing your marital property. During your divorce, you can agree on a division of the marital property. A court will order an equitable division if you and your spouse do not agree on a division. Determining and dividing marital property can have a significant effect on your current lifestyle and future retirement. Take time to carefully determine the value of all marital property and your interests. Contact attorney Edward Misleh for more information about dividing marital property.
Property you receive during marriage is community property. Community Property includes all assets and debts. During your divorce, your property is characterized as either community property or separate property. Any property traced to a separate property source is characterized as your separate property. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss exceptions to the community property “rule.”
Property you received before the marriage, that you were given to you as a gift, that you inherited, or that you received after separation is your Separate Property. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss the exception to the separate property “rule.”
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are granted when an abuser perpetrates an act of violence on a victim. The abuser and victim must be in a close relationship. Domestic violence can happen to anyone; men and women alike. If you, or someone you know, has being a victim of domestic violence, you should contact law enforcement for help and seek medical attention for any injury. Contact California Attorney Edward Misleh to file a domestic violence action or for domestic violence defense.
A civil harassment Restraining Orders is an order to protect you from someone with whom you do not share a domestic relationship. If you do not qualify for a domestic violence restraining order, you can file for a civil harassment restraining order. You need a restraining order if you need protection from neighbors, roommates, coworkers, or more distant family members.
A civil harassment Restraining Orders is your request to restrain someone with whom you do not have a close relationship. The abuse you allege in your request can include: intentionally or recklessly caused or attempted to cause bodily injury or sexual assault; placing a person in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily injury to that person or to another; or, engaging in any behavior involving, but not limited to, threatening, striking, harassing, destroying personal property, or disturbing the peace of another. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss filing for a civil harassment restraining order.
Individuals often hire family law attorneys to apply for guardianship. A court grants a guardianship when it finds the need for one individual to care for another individual’s well-being or property. The ward is the individual in your care.
Guardianship is the legal relationship you have with the ward. Once done, the guardian will have the authority, and corresponding duty, to care for a person and their property interests. Contact a California Attorney about filing for and/or obtaining a guardianship. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss filing for guardianship.
Grandparents’ Rights are the right that grandparents have a right to reasonable visitation with their grandchildren. The legal right that grandparents have to see and interact with their grandchildren will most likely require the assistance of a family law attorney. Should a grandparent be denied contact with their grandchild, they will have to obtain a court order granting them the right to visitation. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss filing for grandparent visitation.
Attorneys practicing family law can be very helpful to those who wish to assume the parenting role of another, usually a child, from that person’s biological or legal parent(s). Adoption not only creates a new legal relationship but also severs a prior legal relationship. When you adopt a child, the court terminates the parental rights of the child’s parents. The legal relationship you have with the adoptive child is permanent. Your adopted child inherits from you just as a natural-born child would. Contact attorney Edward Misleh to discuss filing for adoption of a child.
Hiring a Lawyer
California Divorce Attorney Edward Misleh can assist you in the following legal matters:
- Divorce: Ending a marriage through divorce, legal separation or annulment;
- Military Divorce: Determining residency requirements, dividing military retired pay, thrift savings benefits, and addressing Tricare.
- Child Custody: Establishing or modifying sole custody, joint custody, legal custody, physical custody, parenting time and visitation.
- Child Support: Establishing, modifying, and terminating guideline child support.
- Spousal Support: Establishing, modifying, and terminating both temporary and permanent spousal support.
- Restraining Orders: Obtaining a domestic violence restraining order or a civil harassment protective order.
When your matter requires significant legal involvement, it often makes sense to hire an attorney. But hiring a lawyer is not necessary for all legal matters, which is why you should first take advantage of the consultation offered by California divorce Attorney Edward Misleh. Additionally, located on our website are many court forms, with instructions, which you can download should you want to pursue your matter on your own.