Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Experienced Stockton Attorney Gurjit Srai Will Help You Through This Difficult Time
Are you concerned about protecting your rights in a divorce? Are you worried about custody of your children, child support and alimony? If so, you are not alone. Divorce proceedings are emotionally draining for all parties involved. A good divorce attorney can balance the needs of your children while protecting your rights.
Decisions made in family court on sensitive family law issues will affect your life and the lives of your loved ones for years. When the stakes are high, a Stockton divorce attorney can overcome the challenges of your case by combining compassion, commitment and a practical knowledge of family law.
Divorce lawyer Gurjit Singh Srai serves communities across the Central Valley. He negotiates reasonable divorce settlements to bring a quick and friendly resolution for all parties involved. We are happy to discuss all of your family law issues and help you through this difficult time. For more information or to learn how we can help you achieve your goals, contact the Srai Law Office.
Experienced Attorneys In All Aspects of Family Law
Central Valley divorce attorney Gurjit Srai is committed to providing the very best legal representation for both men and women. Our legal team provides compassionate legal help and guidance that will help you through this difficult time. This often means quick and smart thinking in order to settle a divorce early and avoid costly and traumatic litigation for all parties involved.
We are experienced in all areas of family law. This allows us to expertly deal with any issues that may arise during your divorce proceedings. As such, we will be able to successfully manage your case to get the best outcome possible.
Different Types of Family Law Issues We Handle
We handle all areas of family law, including but not limited to the following:
California child support laws require each parent to support their child until the child dies or reaches the age of 18. The child support obligation may be extended if the child is in high school, full-time beyond the age of 18. A Stockton divorce attorney can also be helpful if you need to make changes to your child support arrangements. A divorce attorney can also point out arguments that help influence the judge to consider all factors in determining child support. Factors the judge should consider include:
- The parent with whom the child spends the most time
- The costs of raising the child
Child custody can be a controversial issue during a divorce. Courts are required to determine child custody based on the best interests of the child. However, a Central divorce attorney can facilitate a child custody arrangement that allows for a stable environment and sufficient care and guidance.
Spousal Support and Alimony
A successful child support arrangement is largely based upon how spousal support and alimony is set up. The two common types of spousal support are temporary and permanent spousal support. State law provides guidelines to determine temporary spousal alimony. However, your divorce attorney plays an important role in protecting your rights. Our Central Valley family law attorneys make it a goal to make sure we set you up with permanent spousal alimony arrangement.
California is considered a community property state. This basically means that all property that is gotten during a marriage is generally considered shared property between the two spouses. However, some exceptions apply. As such, a divorce attorney can help fairly divide community property through various methods.
An automatic restraining order goes into effect once divorce papers are filed. Filing for divorce prevents one spouse from taking actions that affects finances or children without the other spouse’s consent. A domestic violence restraining order is available in situations involving abuse. Stockton divorce attorney Gurjit Srai takes the issue of physical abuse very seriously. Our legal team works hard to obtain a restraining order pending a court hearing if abuse is proven.
Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law
When you are in involved in a family law matter, we know that you have many questions. It is always important to speak directly with a family law attorney about your case. However, we understand how stressful certain questions can be. At the Srai Law Office, we understand that you may need quick answers to your questions. Although we are available to answer your questions anytime, our attorneys want to give you a basis for understanding how your family law questions can affect your case.
Below are some of our most frequently asked questions:
What are the grounds for divorce in California?
California is a no fault divorce state with two grounds for divorce:
- Irreconcilable differences that have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage; and
- Permanent legal incapacity to make decisions (or incurable insanity)
Does the court split our stuff 50/50?
California is considered a community property state. Both spouses equally own any property got or earned during the marriage. However, there are many exceptions to this general rule. It is rare that all property gotten during a marriage will be split in half. As such, it is important to talk to an attorney who specifically handles divorce cases.
How long does it take to get a divorce?
The soonest you can become single in California is 6 months from the date your divorce papers are served. However, a divorce can take much longer if it involves a fight over property and/or child custody. In these types of cases, you may be able to split the action and get your single status while continuing your divorce action in regards to all other matters. To finish the remaining issues, you will need to either settle out of court or litigate. This can take months or even years to finalize. We know this process is difficult and make it our goal to finish your case as fast as possible.
Can one party move away with the kids?
It is possible to move outside the county or even the state during a divorce proceeding with the children. However, you need to have the permission of the other spouse or a court Order. The attorneys at the Srai Law Office can help if you are on either side of this issue.
How does the court determine child custody?
In simple terms, the court uses its discretion to determine what is in the best interests of children. In most cases, it is in the best interests of kids to allow continuing contacts with both parents. Also, family law courts like to establish a custody and visitation schedule that allows a stable environment for the children. Unfortunately, depending on the specific facts, this may lead to either an equal or lopsided result.
Can I speak to an attorney over the phone and ask specific questions about my case?
Yes. You can call us at (209) 323-5558 to speak with Attorney Gurjit Srai. He will answer your phone questions.
Contact an Experienced Family Law & Divorce Attorney
Family law issues can be complicated in California, but an experienced family law attorney can make sure that your legal rights are well protected. The legal team at the Srai Law Office knows that family law issues can take a big toll on your life and the lives of your loved ones. We know that no two cases are the same. We will provide you with options tailored to the specific facts of your case.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our family law attorneys, please call us at (209) 323-5558, or complete our online form.