Family Law In Santa Clarita

Successfully resolving sensitive family law disputes requires the knowledge and one-on-one attention of an experienced lawyer. We are the Pedrick Law Group, APC, and at our firm, clients in the Santa Clarita Valley can expect to be given the professional, courteous and results-oriented guidance they need to bring closure to even the most complex and difficult family disputes.

With well over three decades of combined legal experience, we have learned that what clients often value most when resolving a legal dispute is certainty. While everyone hopes for a positive outcome, clients also need and deserve reassurance that their most important long-term interests are being protected, and that they are well-positioned for the next chapter of their lives. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of family law and divorce.

Call our Stevenson Ranch office at 661-591-4132 for a confidential phone consultation to discuss any divorce or family law questions or concerns you may have.

Family Law/Divorce Attorney | Experienced Legal Help For Clients In The San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley And Ventura County

Our firm provides comprehensive family law representation in the following types of cases:

  • Divorce: Whether you are dealing with a highly contested divorce or an uncontested divorce, there are a number of issues that need to be resolved before you can move forward with your life. Our firm handles all issues related to divorce, including legal separation, same-sex marriage divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and any others that may arise.
  • Modifications: After an initial family court order has been established, it is important that you go through the court to ensure that any changes to the order are approved. If you simply decide to change the terms of a child custody, child support or spousal support and do not have court approval, you may be held in contempt. We represent clients in all types of modifications, including move-away modifications when a custodial parent is moving out of the area.
  • Domestic violence: Victims of domestic violence often find themselves in family court dealing with custody, divorce or other issues. Our firm is sensitive to the needs of anyone involved in a domestic violence situation, including those who are filing or facing a protective order.
  • Prenuptial agreements: In order to protect yourself in the event that a marriage ends in divorce, I recommend using a prenuptial agreement. This document is not a sign that your marriage will fail; it is a smart way to protect the assets that you came into the marriage with.
  • Other family law issues: We will tailor our representation to suit a wide variety of clients facing numerous family law issues, including those pertaining to blended families, paternity, domestic partnerships and others.

Alimony Attorney | Experienced Legal Help For Clients In The San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley And Ventura County

Spousal support (also known as alimony) and child support are calculated very differently in California. If both are likely to figure in your divorce or legal separation, it is important that your lawyer be able to position you for a fair resolution of these frequently disputed matters.

Spousal support is awarded at a court's discretion. A judge will look at many factors, including the length of the marriage, relative financial position of the spouses, and any economic contributions or sacrifices made by the spouses during the marriage.

Child support, on the other hand, is largely determined by using a statewide formula. The ultimate child support award does take into account each parent's monthly income, and can account for factors like the cost of providing health insurance to children or financial assistance provided as a result of remarriage or cohabitation.

Our firm also handles modifications to existing court orders for spousal support and child support.

Contact Pedrick Law Group, APC

To speak with an experienced Santa Clarita Valley family law attorney in a private consultation, contact our firm today. Call 661-591-4132 or send an email.

Our firm has additional offices in Encino for clients who live or work in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County.