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5 Topics to Talk to Your Attorney About When Divorcing

When you first decide to branch out and talk to your divorce attorney, there are a couple of topics that should be first and foremost. Though emotions may be high during your divorce and wondering how to get the best settlement may be at the front of your mind, we want to be there for you when times get tough. There are five major areas that we will focus on.

What to Talk About at the Initial Meeting 

Property: We can help you determine what is marital property, which is the property that you acquired during the course of the marriage. It could include the home, cars, furniture, jewelry, and more. The property, in California, could be subject to division between you and your spouse, so it is important to understand how this works. Because it is important to know what is yours and what is your spouse’s, you should come to your attorney with a list of all property you both own. 

Child Support: The best thing you can do before you meet with your attorney is to compile a list of childcare expenses so that the judge can assess the needs of your children. When you and your spouse go through a divorce, you are still both legally required to provide for your child. This is why it is vital to gather what you can to show the court who will be in charge of providing financial support to the child. 

Spousal Support: Alimony can be a controversial part of divorce and will depend on many factors such as the length of marriage, your ages, your physical and emotional health, standard of living during marriage, and more. There are various types of alimony, from permanent alimony to limited duration, for many reasons such as supporting you when you are attending classes to return to the workforce and more. When you meet with your lawyer, you will discuss your financial needs, career goals, and more.

Child Custody: When child custody is being decided, the judge will decide who gets physical and legal custody of your child. It is imperative that you and your attorney discuss every matter involving your child so that you can find what works for your family. If you have an idea in mind, talk to your attorney about it to find the best course of action on moving forward. 

Documents: Of course, at your first meeting, you will want to bring all documents that play a role in your divorce, from prenup agreements, to powers of attorneys, to financial statements that you deem important. Something may not seem like a big deal, but down the line we can assure you that it will become necessary.

Attorneys are not mind readers, which means that you will have to help your attorney figure out what is best for you. Not every divorce has to be difficult and complicated. We can help you with these matters.

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Adrianne Fernandez 3/11/2021

Beyond impressed! I had been self represented through years of family law and child support court hearings and was so hesitant to hire an attorney out of fear and trusting that they would appropriately represent myself and child. After tons of research I contacted Ms. Azizi. I immediately was greeted by Lorenzo, the Office Administrator, who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. He assisted in making communication seamless and effortless and walked me through each step of the process. Ms. Azizi heard my concerns and was extremely sensitive to the matter of FAMILY. The team did an amazing job with discovery and building a strong case that gave me confidence and I was successful in coming to an agreement with the other party, in what has yet to have been the easiest hearing of all, thanks to them. Ms. Azizi settled my case after years of stress and agony. I am grateful for finding the team and Ms. Azizi and definitely recommend them for any of your legal needs!

Linda P 6/19/2020

This law firm is the best! They have helped me so much with my Divorce and Criminal cases and I really wouldn't know what to do if I didn't have them to represent me. Lorenzo and Ro are awesome and are there to help at all times. My attorney was Mr.Edmondson and he has been amazing. This law firm is truly great and I will never go to any other one. Their responses are quick and will answer any questions you might have.

Diana H. 05/01/2021

Seven stars. I had planned to put up my reviews after my final judgment but after the first hearing, couldn't wait, and I would write this whatever the outcome of my difficult case. Soheila was simply amazing in her arguments and strategy before the judge. I felt so taken care of. I chose her for her near-30 years of experience as an attorney, the depth and strength I observed in one who had weathered hardship through her many accomplishments, her compassion, and her smarts. I can't imagine what other attorney would have Zoomed with me even in sickness to help prepare me for a legal session. And I later saw how keen she'd been in her advice. I've been deeply touched watching Soheila and her paralegal Lynda Walker fight for my child as if he were their own. They in particular have treated me with great humanity - day and night from what I experienced at my former attorney's. Lynda is a gem, on her toes, flexible, hard-working, committed to each client, humble, and sweet. She has slaved over my case, doing much of the writing, watchful of me on paper and in person, guiding me gently while encouraging me to use my voice. The staff, including the office administrator Lorenzo and Linda C, is caring, respectful, and conscientious. A band of angels.