Family Law covers all areas of civil law that deal with marriage, divorce, legal separation, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support or alimony, paternity, and other related matters dealing with family situations. MacLean Chung Law Firm features attorneys who are certified family law specialists certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Our primary office is located in Burbank, CA, and we handle matters throughout Los Angeles County. We also handle family law cases in the surrounding areas of Orange County, Ventura County, and Riverside County.
You may need a family law attorney if you are going to file or respond to a divorce petition (otherwise known as a dissolution of marriage), seeking a legal separation or an annulment of your marriage, when you are seeking court orders regarding child custody or visitation, when you want to apply for or defend against requests for child or spousal support, and other related matters.
A family law lawyer can help you protect your rights, and ensure a reasonable resolution to your case. It may be important to first consult with a family law attorney before making decisions regarding separation, moving out of your house, agreeing to custody arrangements, or other decisions that could have a long lasting impact on your life and/or the lives of your children.
Many people in California family law matters end up representing themselves, and for many, that is a cost-effective solution. However, family law cases can sometimes be very complicated, and the Superior Court Judge or Commissioner overseeing the matter will make the Court’s decisions based on the evidence and arguments presented to them. Having a knowledgeable family law attorney who can put together your arguments and present the important facts in a case can be decisive in getting the right decision in a complicated matter.
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On most family law matters, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to meet with you and evaluate your case. The consultation can also be done over the telephone, or even by email if that is more convenient. We can meet with you in our main office located in Burbank, CA, or in one of our branch offices by appointment located in Valencia, CA (Santa Clarita area), Sherman Oaks, CA, or Pasadena, CA. If you are not located in the Los Angeles area, we can make other arrangements to discuss your case with you.
Perhaps the most important reason to retain or consult with a divorce attorney or family law attorney is to have some peace of mind during what can be a very stressful and emotional time in a person’s life. A divorce, separation, or custody dispute can be difficult enough, without having to deal with the requirements of court procedure, filing the right forms and declarations, and researching legal issues. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help you navigate the court system and protect your rights and the best interests of your children. The lawyers at MacLean Chung Law Firm strive to help clients reach resolutions they are happy with while avoiding stressful and drawn out legal fights. However, we are always ready to do what is necessary to insure the right outcome for your case. Please contact us to discuss your family law matter and to set up a free consultation.