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Experienced Fresno Attorney Provides Effective Family Law Counsel

Offering California divorce representation focused on practical solutions

Divorce and other family law issues are usually emotionally charged, but the solutions are almost always practical and businesslike. That’s why it’s important to consult an attorney who has a proven record of providing pragmatic solutions for vexing problems if you’ve decided to dissolve your marriage or if you’re struggling with another family law conflict. Law Office of Robert C. Abrams in Fresno can help you overcome emotional obstacles and achieve beneficial settlement of all of your family law issues.

Lawyer’s strong business background is put to advantage in family law disputes

Robert C. Abrams manages the full range of family law cases and has a business law background that is especially helpful in complex divorce cases. Issues like property, financial support and parenting can be complicated by deep resentments between the divorcing spouses, but their solutions can be achieved through businesslike negotiation, realistic goal-setting and dispassionate analysis. We apply this approach to:

  • Marital property division — California’s community property law requires that most assets and debts acquired during the marriage be split equally between divorcing spouses. This process becomes more complicated when one spouse owns a business in which the other may claim an equity ownership. There are also special problems associated with settling ownership and occupancy of the family home. Retirement plans may present challenges, since they often can’t be divided without a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) from the court, and if some community property benefits are left out, they may not be attainable later. We devise marital settlement agreements addressing all property distributions.
  • Child custody and visitation — Children usually benefit from frequent, meaningful contact with both their parents and you have a strong interest in being a part of their upbringing. We negotiate to achieve reasonable goals for child custody and visitation arrangements that protect your rights while serving the children’s best interests.
  • Child support — State guidelines control the award of child support, factoring in the parents’ incomes, the time each parent spends with the child and any available deductions. The goal is to provide children the standard of living they would have enjoyed had their parents stayed together.
  • Spousal support — Temporary alimony can be ordered during the divorce and long-term alimony can be awarded for such purposes as rehabilitation (helping the lower-earning spouse acquire job skills needed to become self-supporting) or reimbursement (when one spouse contributed funds to pay for the other’s education or career advancement).

In appropriate cases, we can arrange for divorce mediation, where a neutral third party helps the spouses work out contested issues. Our family practice also includes legal separations and annulments. In all cases, we employ our negotiation and document preparation skills to advance and protect your interests.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements from a lawyer with business experience

A prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can protect your property rights in the event of divorce while also relieving financial stress and actually strengthening your relationship. We are meticulous about negotiating and drafting marital agreements and stipulations that can survive court scrutiny.

Contact an experienced Fresno lawyer for pragmatic and effective family law service

For practical advice from an experienced, business-minded attorney, call Law Office of Robert C. Abrams at 559-431-9710 or contact us online to schedule a family law consultation. Our Fresno office is conveniently located at 5412 North Palm Avenue, just three blocks west of the Yosemite Freeway.

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