When it comes to handling family law matters in California, not all cases that need to be settled between partners and their children are easy and they do not always fit into a standard pattern for resolution. However, the Law Office of David A. Martin & Associates in Sacramento, CA is well qualified in family law and also has compassion when handling these issues, particularly for unusual and multi-issue cases.
An Unusual Case
An example of a more unusual case might be when two unmarried partners have decided to separate and they are caring for children, but the paternity of these children is uncertain. It is important to confirm paternity, as this determines who has the responsibility of taking care of the children when the partnership breaks down and who should be paying for child support.
If these issues can be permanently resolved between the parties concerned, the California legal system is more than happy to see an amicable outcome that will favor, in particular, the children who receive top priority because their future is at stake. However, if the outgoing partners find it difficult to reach their own resolution then this is when an experienced family law attorney is needed to finalize the future of all those concerned.
After the break-up of a marriage there are many factors that have to be taken into account. These may be:
- Custody of the children
- Financial arrangements for child support
- Visitation issues for the children
- Spousal support (if required)
- Property division
- Handling debts and liabilities
- Abuse and domestic violence compensation (if applicable)
If these matters are not solved at the earliest point in time, they may continue on for far too long into the future. This does not allow the partners to establish a new life and provide security for the children. In California, the principles governing family law emphasize the need to solve issues associated with marital breakdown and the separating of partners amicably and in a timely manner. The high standard of living offered to families living in the state should not be compromised by unresolved disputes that cost money and reduce the quality of life for all concerned.