California Family Law Attorneys for Women
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Family law is a broad category of legal practice used to encompass legal issues regarding familial topics. These topics may include divorce, child support, child custody, domestic violence, etc. Resolving such sensitive issues can be challenging, and establishing trust and comfort with your lawyer is essential. Some clients feel more comfortable being legally represented by a lawyer or the same sex. If you prefer for a woman lawyer to represent you, contact Her Lawyer to get in touch with one of our female family law attorneys.
Her Lawyer’s female family law attorneys specialize in the following areas of practice:
- Assisted Reproduction
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Cohabitation Agreement
- Dissolution of Marriage
- Divorce Mediation
- Domestic Partnership
- Domestic Violence
- Judgment Enforcement
- Parental Rights
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Restraining Orders
- Spousal Support
Emotionally charged legal issues, such as domestic violence or child custody, can be very difficult to resolve without legal representation. When resolving such sensitive topics, it is imperative to protect your legal rights. Having an experienced family law lawyer by your side can help you navigate through the complex family law legal system.
Our family law attorneys legally represent and counsel women throughout California in the following areas:
Adoption, a significant area of family law, is the process of legally creating a relationship between a parent and child that are not biologically related. Adoption is legally refined into three categories: foster care, legal guardianship, and adoption.
The adoption process can be tricky, especially due to the complexity of California’s adoption laws. Couples or individuals often hire family law attorneys to help with the legal process of adopting a child. Adopting can be very emotionally provoking, and hiring an attorney that understands your needs and preferences is important. If you prefer for a woman lawyer to help you complete the adoption process, our female family law attorneys are experienced in providing quality legal representation and expertise for their clients.
Assisted reproduction is the use of technology to fertilize and deliver children. Methods of assisted reproduction can include surrogacy, insemination, and embryo donation. Family law attorneys are often consulted to establish legal terms between mothers and surrogates. Some seeking assisted reproduction prefer to be legally represented by some
Dealing with a topic as emotional as bearing a child can be very intricate, and having a lawyer that you trust to handle the legal aspects of assisted reproduction is crucial. That’s why every attorney in Her Lawyer’s independent network passes gender sensitivity training. Although all of our attorneys approach these cases with sympathy, some clients feel more comfortable being represented by someone of the same or opposite sex. If you prefer to be represented by, one of our female family law attorneys can handle the legal aspects of assisted reproduction.
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Child Custody and Visitation
Child custody is a parent’s legal obligation and right to be responsible for a child. Child custody is typically separated into two categories: physical and legal. Physical custody orders state which parent(s) the child will live with, while legal custody orders state who has the legal obligation to make significant decisions on the child’s behalf.
If you are filing for divorce and have children, child custody and visitation issues will likely arise. Resolving and agreeing upon child custody terms can be difficult, especially without the guidance of an attorney. Spouses going through a divorce often hire family law attorneys to help clear the lines often blurred by emotions during child custody battles.
Child support is a parent’s legal obligation to financially support a child. Child support payments help financially ensure a child’s health, well-being, and welfare.
Her Lawyer’s family law attorneys are versed in a variety of topics, especially child support. Protecting your child’s best interest can be difficult, especially without legal representation. When protecting you and your child’s rights, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of child support laws or to hire someone that does.
A cohabitation agreement is an agreement between unmarried partners in a relationship that want to establish legal terms of living together. The main purpose of creating a cohabitation agreement is to avoid potential conflicts that may arise from living together. Couples may seek advice from a family law attorney when drafting a cohabitation agreement.
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Dissolution of Marriage
A dissolution of marriage is defined as a legal ending of a divorce in court. One may petition for a dissolution of marriage without establishing grounds for divorce. Also, a court may grant a dissolution of marriage once terms such as property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support have been resolved.
The dissolution of marriage is one of the many aspects of divorce in California. Resolving issues such as property division, child custody, child support, and spousal support can be difficult and requires extensive legal knowledge. These sensitive issues can be handled impartially and professionally by a family law attorney. If you feel more comfortable hiring a woman lawyer to handle your case, Her Lawyer can get you in touch with one of our female family law lawyers.
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Divorce is arguably the most recognizable area of family law. For couples with irreconcilable differences, divorce often serves as the best option when considering the best interests of their children, health, and future. Depending on the circumstances, a divorce lawyer may be your best option to resolve divorce terms. A divorce lawyer can help protect your legal rights while negotiating divorce terms on your behalf.
Our family law lawyers are versed in a variety of divorce matters, including property division, child custody, spousal support, child support, etc. Divorce can be an extremely stressful process, and it’s important that you find the right attorney for your unique circumstances and preferences. Although every attorney in our independent network handles divorce cases without judgment or bias, we understand you may feel more comfortable with a man or woman. If you prefer to be represented by a woman lawyer, contact Her Lawyer to get in touch with one of our female family law attorneys.
Divorcing couples can choose to hire a neutral third-party to help resolve divorce terms outside of court. This is ideal for couples that can remain relatively civil when negotiating terms such as child custody, child support, alimony, and asset separation.
If you seek to negotiate divorce terms outside of court, you can either hire a mediator or an arbitrator. A mediator is a neutral third-party that helps the divorcing spouses collaboratively negotiate divorce terms, while an arbitrator gathers all relevant information and makes legally-binding judgments. Some equate arbitrators to outside-of-court judges. Although not always ideal, hiring a mediator or arbitrator can be your best option for divorce.
A domestic partnership, often referred to as a civil union, is a relationship between two consensual partners that live together but are not married. Couples in California often seek domestic partnership to share the same benefits as married couples, without needing to get married. These benefits may include:
- Healthcare decisions
- Hospital and visitation rights
- Inheritance rights
Although California domestic partners enjoy the same rights and benefits as married couples, civil unions are not federally acknowledged.
If you and your partner seek to enter into a domestic partnership, it’s important to understand the legal implications of doing so. Establishing terms of domestic partnership, such as inheritance. Contact Her Lawyer to get in touch with a family law attorney that can help you and your partner properly enter a domestic partnership.
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Unfortunately, 40% of women in California have been victims of domestic violence. Acts of domestic violence can put your life, family, and health in jeopardy. If you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, it’s crucial for you to protect your well-being and rights. A family law attorney can help you navigate through domestic violence matters that involve child custody and divorce terms. As difficult as it may be, speaking up will help you.
If you are experiencing domestic violence, call 1-800-799-7233 or visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Don’t hesitate. Protect yourself and your family.
During a divorce, a judge may order one spouse to provide financial compensation for the other spouse, either through assets separation, child support, or spousal support. California law states that spouses must collect family law money judgments themselves; it is not the court’s responsibility. However, some spouses face difficulty when attempting to collect their financial entitlements. Some spouses refuse to pay their legally-obligated financial compensations, leaving their significant others scrambling to
Spouses can collect their family law money judgments either voluntarily, or through legal orders. A family law attorney can help you collect the financial compensation you deserve.
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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are legally-binding terms established by a marrying couple in the case of divorce. While prenuptial agreements are signed before marriage, postnuptial agreements are signed after marriage. Couples often find it settling to have an honest discussion about shared assets, responsibilities, and entitlements before entering into marriage. This way, both partners will be on the same page if they divorce.
In order to protect you and your partner’s assets, entitlements, and rights, you must understand California’s complex marriage laws, or hire someone that does. By consulting a family law lawyer before drafting prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, you and your spouse can fully understand the legal ramifications of certain agreement terms. A family law attorney can help you and your partner draft a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
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A restraining order is a legal order granted by a judge used to protect one individual from another. Restraining orders legally mandate that an individual keep physical distance from another individual, establishment, or residence. A restraining order is an often necessary legal measure to protect one’s well-being. During times of hardship, loved ones can soon become feared ones. Victims of domestic violence often seek restraining orders to keep a physical distance between themselves and their abusers.
Restraining orders can also serve as precedents for judges to examine when determining child custody during divorce. If you seek to get a restraining order, a family law attorney can present strong legal arguments as to why you need one. A judge is much more likely to grant a restraining order if the petitioner is legally represented by a family law attorney.
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Spousal support is often granted to ensure financial stability for both spouses after the divorce. Spousal support, often referred to as alimony, is a spouse’s legal obligation to provide financial support to the other spouse after divorce. Judges often order spousal support in divorce cases to protect a spouse’s financial well-being after a divorce. California law ensures that a spouse that may be economically disadvantaged due to life and career choices is not financially impaired post-divorce.
A number of factors are considered when determining spousal support. Negotiating spousal support can be a difficult process for both spouses involved. It is important to protect your rights and entitlements. A family law lawyer can help navigate through California’s complex spousal support laws to ensure your financial well-being is protected.
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Protecting Your Inalienable Rights
When dealing with matters in family law, protecting your rights and best interests is imperative. Consequently, hiring an attorney that understands California’s complex legal system regarding family law may be necessary to protect yourself. Your attorney’s highest duty will be to protect your rights and best interests.
When handling sensitive topics within family law, it’s crucial for lawyers to remain unbiased and impartial. Every attorney in Her Lawyer’s network is required to go through gender sensitivity training to secure their client’s trust and rights.
Personal Needs Require Personalized Service
At Her Lawyer, clients’ needs and preferences are our top priority. Although every attorney in our network handles cases without bias or judgment, we understand that you may feel more comfortable with certain attorneys. If you prefer to be legally represented and advised by a woman lawyer, we can get you in touch with one of our female family law attorneys.
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