When family legal issues arise in Los Angeles, one of the most important factors in settling them in a satisfactory manner is to have competent legal advice. In some instances, people are under the impression that they can handle the matter themselves and save some money and time by doing so. This may be a mistake. Given the litany of issues that will inevitably arise with finances, division of property, custody, child support, spousal maintenance and factors that will be in dispute, having a lawyer can be essential.
With a divorce, people can be at their emotional threshold and not know where to turn. Some divorces are contentious while others are amicable. Many are in between, with the couple needing to maintain some semblance of a cordial relationship because of children, but still harboring hard feelings from the breakdown of the relationship. Rare is the divorce in which the couple parts ways and no longer needs to have contact with one another at all. All the circumstances of a divorce must be weighed and considered. In some instances, mediation might be a sound alternative to court. With mediation, the couple can negotiate, agree and perhaps part ways sans rancor.
Property can have significant value or cost. If one spouse has purchased property and it has appreciated in value or there was an item that is a financial albatross, this could come into dispute. Perhaps there is a business that one claims to have the right to retain while the other believes should be split. This can escalate quickly. Children can lead to emotional turmoil. There might be a dispute over custody, visitation could be at stake, a parent could be accused of abusive behavior sparking an attempt to avoid having contact or a custodial parent often wants to move to a different location.
Regardless of the situation, people who are having family legal issues must protect themselves. Discussing the matter with an attorney -- such as attorney Sina Mohajer at Mohajer Law Firm, APC -- who practices in all aspects of family law in Los Angeles can one of the most important calls to make at any juncture in the case and to address any family situation.