Complicated and complex financial issues often arise in family law cases, especially for families and individuals with significant income, assets, business interests, and/or property holdings.
These intricate financial issues can surface in a variety of situations, especially in resolving the determination of one’s income for support purposes, the valuation of a marital or non-marital estate, the dissipation of marital assets, or in the valuation of a business interest or real estate holding.
Emily Vance has the knowledge and experience to represent you in any divorce matter, from the most basic, uncontested divorce, to those that involve complex financial disputes.
Children are often the most important part of a divorce proceeding. Custody disputes can be devastating to both parents and children. There are many options available to you if you are faced with a contested custody case.
It is preferable to resolve custody matters outside of contested litigation, due to the destructive potential that litigation can have on families and children. Custody litigation can also be extremely costly and emotional and it can take a considerable amount of time to navigate through the court system. Custody litigation requires planning, strategy, and a complete understanding of the steps necessary to achieve the desired outcome.
The best interests of the children should be paramount in formulating the best strategy for you and your family. It is critical for you to understand your options, your rights, and possible solutions to avoid the expense and acrimony of custody litigation. However, if custody litigation becomes necessary, Ms. Vance has extensive custody litigation experience to passionately represent your interests.
Establishing a child support order during a divorce or separation is important for maintaining stability and consistency for children. Calculating child support payments and determining the amount of support you may be entitled to receive is often difficult. You need a support arrangement that meets the needs of your child.
Emily Vance not only determines child support amounts with accuracy and efficiency, but also explains the support guidelines, and how the laws will likely impact your case.
During a divorce proceeding or in a modification proceeding, spousal support may be ordered by the Court or the parties may agree on an amount and duration of support.
In California, there are different standards for temporary spousal support and long term spousal support. At both support stages, the Court is given wide discretion to determine whether spousal support is appropriate, and if appropriate, the amount and duration of the support.
Skillful advocacy is critical for helping you reach your desired support outcome. Emily Vance can assist you in evaluating the various factors that affect the determination of a support award either in an original or modification proceeding and assessing how they apply in your case.