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Resolving Family Law Matters With The Next Generation In Mind

As difficult as divorce or other family law issues can be for a couple, they have an even greater impact on young children. Courts traditionally hold “in the best interests of the children” as the standard to apply if a judge is called upon to decide key aspects of a divorce agreement.

However, judges are constrained by the law in their state when deciding matters such as child support, child custody and spousal support (alimony). If you and your spouse are on civil terms, it may be possible to create agreements with more flexibility through negotiation or mediation. At Engels-Janzen, our attorneys will assist you with negotiating a settlement that will help you move forward with your life.

If you find yourself in a highly contentious marriage dissolution, our attorneys can advance your needs in court. We recognize that litigation can put additional stress on your family, so our aim is to guide you through cost-effective courses of action that also preserve your family’s financial security.

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Compassionate, Aggressive, Trustworthy

Family law matters require a lawyer to press hard for the best settlement for their client, be empathetic to what the client is going through, and prove themselves honest and trustworthy to everyone with whom they interact. Our firm understands those requirements well, and we seek to provide exemplary service in every case we handle.

Some of the family law matters we can help you with include:

When it comes to family law, initial perceptions do not always equal reality. Attorneys Chris Engels and Sean Janzen will base their advice to you on the facts of your case as they know them and their understanding of local family court judges and opposing counsel.

Questions about divorce in California? Read our answers to some frequently asked questions.

Request A Free Initial Family Law Consultation

Call our office in Costa Mesa at 949-424-2114 to schedule your free initial consultation. You can also send us a message through our online form on this site. We serve family law clients throughout Orange County.