Find the Right Family Law Attorney in Orange County.
At Pedrick Law Group, APC, we offer caring family law representation with comprehensive answers. With over two decades of experience, our attorneys have learned what clients often value most.
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. As a small firm, we can devote the personalized attention to detail that your individual case needs.
Protecting Your Best Interests and Your Children
Our attorneys help individuals in Encino and the surrounding areas navigate the complex and often challenging areas of California family law. We combine sympathy for our clients with a pragmatic, results-oriented approach to litigation. We tailor our services to meet our clients’ needs.
When a collaborative approach can achieve their goals, we help them resolve their matter with as little contention as possible. We also know when to act assertively to help them resolve a family law dispute in their favor. Whether you require a delicate approach or an aggressive one, our lawyers will represent your interests zealously.
Our firm has grown and expanded to include estate planning and business services, which our family law clients frequently require. Learn more about how we can assist with your needs by visiting our estate planning and business services pages.
Offering Comprehensive Family Law Services
Our firm helps clients both avoid and resolve disputes pertaining to a wide array of legal issues impacting them and their family, including:
- Divorce, including military divorce and same-sex marriage issues
- Modification of court orders
- Domestic violence
- Legal separation
- Domestic partnership issues
- Child custody issues, including move-aways
- Child support issues, including modifications
- Spousal support or alimony issues, including modification
- Property division issues, including division of assets and debts
- Prenuptial agreements
- Fathers’ rights issues, including paternity
We assist many clients with requests for modifications and other matters that need to be addressed after the divorce is finalized.
The impact of divorce can take a toll on children and parents. We offer resources to help parents through this journey so they can plan for the future and reduce the stress on their family during this time.
Do You Have Family Law Questions?
Family law issues can affect all areas of your life, including your family unit, your work life and your estate. They require big-picture solutions from an experienced legal representative. At Pedrick Law Group, APC, we offer one-on-one counsel for comprehensive answers to your questions.
We Have Answers
How will child custody be decided?
Child custody is decided by the court based on a number of factors. The court will side with whatever option is best for your child. Courts often seek to grant joint custody to both parents because children tend to benefit from time spent with both parents. If one parent has a history of drug abuse or violence, then the court will choose to protect the child. You can also choose a child custody agreement together through mediation.
As the custodial parent, can I move away with my child?
You must get permission from the court to relocate with your child. You will need to modify your existing child custody order with the help of a family law attorney; however, not all requests are granted. The move must be in the best interests of your child.
What happens to debt in divorce?
California is a community property state, meaning that property and debt acquired during marriage will be equally divided. It is best to consult with an attorney to determine how your martial debt will be handled.
What will happen to our family-owned business in divorce?
If your business was built during the marriage then it is considered marital property. Your spouse owns their fair share of the business. If you wish to keep the family-owned venture, then you can trade other assets of equal value to your spouse in divorce or you could purchase your spouse’s share of the business. It is important to get assistance from a family law attorney with business law knowledge to best protect your interests.
Do I need to change my estate plan if I am getting divorced?
Hard-earned family assets could end up going to your spouse if you do not update your estate plan. You will want to remove your former spouse as a beneficiary, executor, guardian or administrator.
What Can A Certified Family Law Specialist Do for You?
You can benefit in several ways by working with a certified specialist such as Gregory J. Pedrick:
- Make certain marital settlement agreements and prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are properly prepared
- Identify tax issues that may affect the distribution of marital property and the payment of child, spousal or family support
- Help you effectively deal with complex legal issues involving community property laws
- Negotiate or mediate the difficult and emotional issues relating to legal separation, dissolution of marriage and child custody
- Protect clients who need restraining orders for domestic violence
- Handle matters relating to modification of child custody, spousal support or child support
- Offer a collaborative process enabling clients to resolve their issues without court intervention
Arrange an Appointment to Learn More
Talk to an experienced lawyer in a private consultation by calling 949-388-8682. We have flexible billing practices to fit your needs.