Divorce Services Sacramento
Top Rated Local® Law Firm
About Our Trusted Divorce Services
Going through a divorce is likely one of the most difficult things you will ever do, but the good news is that you don’t have to go through the process alone. At Flores Legal PC in Sacramento, we know exactly the type of toll that divorce can take and we’ll be there to guide you through the process every step of the way. Because divorce is such an emotional experience, the most important thing to remember is that we’ll be here to advocate for you, working hard behind the scenes to secure the best possible outcome for each case. No matter the situation you’re going through, if you’re in need of an experienced divorce lawyer, we’re here to help.
Flores Legal will walk you through every part of your divorce, including:
Spousal Support or Alimony
Child Custody and Visitation
Separations are always more emotional and complex when young children are involved. When fighting for your children and what’s best for them, you need clear guidance to get through the process as quickly and painlessly as possible.
There is no doubt that finding a child custody and visitation lawyer can be a challenge. Thankfully, at Flores Legal PC in Sacramento, we're here to help. We know how difficult it can be to find a lawyer who truly cares about their clients' wellbeing, and that's why no matter your situation, you can turn to us. Child custody cases can often present parents with a challenge — but at Flores Legal PC, we'll work alongside you to fight aggressively for a good outcome. We take child custody cases very seriously, and it's our goal to find an ideal situation for the children.
When you’re going through a divorce, you are not only dealing with your own life and future but also those of any young children who are involved. Minor children are always affected by divorce, and their lives are forever changed. In addition to helping them navigate this emotional time, you are responsible for their financial needs in more practical terms.
Child support is part of any divorce settlement between spouses, whether this is done at court or through a mediation process. Child support helps ensure that minor children continue to enjoy the same standard of living they are accustomed to.
Finding the right child support attorney in Sacramento can feel like a challenge, but at Flores Legal PC, we want you to know that we’ll fight hard for your rights as a parent. Although the experience often feels daunting, our law firm can provide you with strategic assistance and assertive, aggressive representation. You deserve to have an advocate on your side, and when you choose Flores Legal PC, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
Along with child custody disputes, dividing assets after separation is generally the biggest contention source during a divorce settlement in California. What could be a peaceful and amicable process often turns into a contentious battle over assets. The matter is also complicated when you consider that assets include property, 401ks, and pensions.
If you or your spouse have a high net worth, complex assets and debts, or a business, we will help you. At Flores Legal PC, we can help you with complex property division issues during your divorce. We work to evaluate marital property, including:
The family home
Jointly owned vehicles
Stocks and bonds
Before you enter into these negotiations, please schedule a consultation. We can evaluate your property, advising you on the best way to make sure you are awarded a fair share in the separation.
As your divorce proceeds, you will need to determine the difference between communal and separate property. Property that is generally considered separate includes inheritance, workers' compensation payments for an injury on the job, and any property owned before the marriage. Certain circumstances can change these conditions, so it is important to consult with your attorney for a complete look at your case.
What to Expect as a Client
Satisfactory results: Our firm offers sophisticated legal counsel to leverage your case into the most beneficial situation.
We prioritize you: We know what is at stake in property division, asset distribution, and other marital property division. We keep your rights at the forefront and work hard for you.
After you or your spouse files for divorce, both of you will be required to fill out disclosure declarations, where you disclose your income, expenses, assets, and debts. California is a community property state, which means that the property acquired or earned during the marriage is presumed to be joint property. If a couple cannot agree on how they would like property to be divided, the court will decide. The court will determine what is separate property and community property and then divide accordingly. Property such as a business or a pension can be much more difficult to divide and requires an experienced attorney's assistance.
We will take an inventory of your assets. We thoroughly examine all joint and separate property to form a full picture of your estate during this point in the process. During valuation, the property is assessed, and a value is placed on each item. Finally, the property is fairly divided. The division is either conducted privately, through negotiation or mediation, or in court.
You don't have to face this process alone. Our skilled Sacramento divorce attorneys at Flores Legal PC thoughtfully advise you on the best way to attain the best possible results for your property division.
Spousal Support and Alimony
Spousal support, sometimes known as alimony, is when a couple separates and financial support is necessary. At Flores Legal PC in Sacramento, we know just how challenging these situations can be. When you’re feeling overwhelmed by the situation, knowing that you can seek help from an experienced lawyer makes all the difference in the world.
In California, the amount of spousal support, or alimony, a spouse receives after a divorce is finalized based on many factors, including, but not limited to:
Length of the marriage or domestic partnership
Earning capacity of both spouses
Age and health of each spouse
Standard of living established during the marriage
The length of time spousal support will be paid is determined by the length of the marriage. Generally, if a couple was married for 10 or fewer years, spousal support may be paid for half the marriage length. If the marriage lasted for more than 10 years, the spousal support can be paid for a longer amount of time and requires the payor to request a review at some point in the future.
During the divorce process, the court may also require a spouse to pay temporary spousal support. Keep in mind that even if the court refuses to order spousal support, which can occur in cases where neither spouse requires or wants spousal support, a spouse may file for spousal support in the future if circumstances change. Spousal support may also be modified as circumstances change.
Temporary Spousal Support
Similar to child support, temporary spousal support is based on a statewide statutory formula. This formula aims to maintain the financial status quo during the period of time between the initial separation of the parties and the final division of property. Each party's income, health care, and child care costs are considered when deciding the amount of temporary spousal support to be awarded.
Permanent Spousal Support
Permanent spousal support is decided without a financial formula. The final amount is based on various factors such as the spouse's ability to pay spousal support, the age and health of the recipient of support, and any special needs that have been identified. Spouses who put their career on hold to raise children may be entitled to compensation depending on the amount of time they were out of the workforce.
About Our Spousal Support Services
No matter what you’re going through, at Flores Legal PC, our goal is to be your advocate during a difficult situation. Because there is a great deal that goes into spousal support cases, it is crucial to choose a lawyer who can support you and fight for your rights.
Do You Have Spousal Support Issues?
Dealing with spousal support issues can often feel like an uphill battle, but at Flores Legal PC, we want you to know that you don’t have to go through this type of situation on your own. With a reputation for transparency, compassion, and access, our team will fight hard to secure your issue with a positive outcome.
Not sure where to turn or how to begin? That’s okay. At Flores Legal PC, we’re here to help you make it through this troubling time. Contact us today to start with a consultation and rest assured that you’re in good hands.
The Sacramento Divorce Lawyer You Can Trust
When it comes to divorce, seeking help from an attorney is one of the wisest decisions you can make. There’s a lot to consider, of course, and we’ll work with you to assess your entire situation and come up with a plan that works for you.
Getting a divorce can be one of the most painful processes in life for all those involved. Flores Legal PC can help you when it comes to divorce and separation issues. From property division to spousal support, we can help. With knowledge and experience, we’ll walk you through the entire process and make sure you understand all of your options.