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Dedicated Divorce Lawyers Helping Clients in Beaumont, California

Beaumont Divorce LawyerGetting a divorce can be tough, especially when kids and property are in the mix. If you’re looking for a skilled legal team to support you through the process and protect your rights and assets, contact the Beaumont divorce lawyers at Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C.

At Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we:

  • Put our clients first, tailoring our approach to meet individual needs.
  • Are dedicated to providing top-notch legal services with a focus on quality and excellence.
  • Approach every case with respect and compassion.

We handle all sorts of divorces, from simple agreements to intricate, high-value cases. Get in touch with us in Beaumont today to talk about your divorce worries and get answers to your burning questions.

Let Our Beaumont Divorce Attorneys Offer Their Assistance

Divorce can be quite intricate, involving more than just paperwork. Here at the Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., our experienced divorce attorneys offer informed legal guidance, stand up for your rights, and ensure any agreements reached with your spouse won’t harm your future.

We also:

  • Help identify, assess, and divide your marital assets and debts.
  • Advise on potential tax implications related to asset division.
  • Evaluate your case for potential spousal support.
  • Draft accurate orders for dividing retirement accounts.
  • Serve as a buffer between you, your spouse, and their attorney.
  • Calculate child support payments or agreements.
  • Assist in crafting a practical, workable child visitation and custody arrangement.
  • Negotiate your final divorce settlement.
  • Proceed with a divorce trial on your behalf if needed.

Don’t navigate the divorce process alone; rely on a team of professionals to support you. Our lead attorney, Debra R. Schoenberg, holds the title of Certified Family Law Specialist. She has undergone additional education and training and successfully passed a written examination focusing on family law, earning certification from the State Board of Legal Specialists as a specialist in this field.

Contact Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. today for trustworthy representation you can depend on.

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Debra and team were so helpful and supportive through the most difficult time in my life.  Grateful to the team for their advice – would highly recommend their services to anyone needing a divorce attorney.

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No-Fault Divorce in Beaumont

In California, divorces operate on a no-fault basis, meaning neither spouse is held responsible for the divorce. Instead, a couple can dissolve their marriage, citing irreconcilable differences or an inability to maintain harmony in their relationship.

The Legal Documents Initiating Divorce Proceedings: The Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage

In a divorce, the spouse who first submits the divorce paperwork is called the petitioner, while the other spouse is referred to as the respondent. The divorce process commences when the petitioner files a Summons and Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with the court clerk. Additional forms are required when children are part of the equation.

The petitioner must legally inform the other spouse about the divorce proceedings. Usually, the divorce documents are delivered to the respondent by a neutral third party, such as a professional process server or a peace officer. The court mandates evidence of proper service before proceeding with the divorce proceedings.

After being served, the respondent has thirty days to reply to the papers. During this time, they should voice their requests and address concerns about the petitioner’s proposals. Failing to respond could lead the court to grant the divorce based on the petitioner’s terms.

Different Approaches to Divorce in Beaumont, California

In Beaumont, divorces generally fall into four categories: default, default with an agreement, uncontested, and contested divorce.

When the respondent doesn’t respond to the divorce papers, the court may grant a default divorce, typically by approving the petitioner’s requests outlined in their initial petition.

In a default with an agreement scenario, the spouses reach an agreement before initiating the divorce process. Because there’s already an agreement, the respondent can respond to the petitioner’s petition without responding to the petitioner’s petition.

In an uncontested divorce, both spouses agree on all terms, and the respondent may file a response that doesn’t contest any items in the petition.

Contrarily, a contested divorce arises when the respondent files a response disagreeing with at least one of the terms presented in the petitioner’s divorce petition.

Conflict Resolution in Beaumont

When it comes to settling divorce disputes in California, there are several options available when spouses can’t agree:

  • Mediation: A neutral third party helps spouses clarify their remaining issues and collaboratively craft solutions together.
  • Court Proceedings: If other methods fail, spouses can take their case to court for final decisions. However, since spouses are most familiar with their situations, reaching compromises is generally preferable rather than having the court decide on their behalf.

Once final divorce orders are issued, they are legally binding and must be adhered to avoid court penalties. In some instances, modifications can be requested by petitioning the court.

Child Custody in a Beaumont Divorce

In California, when courts decide on child custody, their primary focus is on the children’s welfare and the custodial parent’s ability to care for them. California acknowledges two forms of custody: legal and physical.

Legal custody pertains to making important decisions in the child’s life, like healthcare, education, and religious upbringing. Meanwhile, physical custody concerns where the child primarily lives or spends their time.

When evaluating child custody, courts consider several factors, including:

  • The child’s age and health.
  • The emotional connection between each parent and the child.
  • Each parent’s capacity to care for the child, encompassing emotional, physical, and financial support.
  • Any past instances of family violence or substance abuse.
  • The child’s ties to their school, home, and community.

It’s important to note that courts don’t favor one parent over the other based on gender, lifestyle, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs when determining custody.

Contact our Beaumont Divorce Lawyer Today for a Consultation

If you’re facing a divorce, our team of Beaumont divorce attorneys is ready to help. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation, or simply call us at 888.379.4917.

Our Awards and Memberships

Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., recognizes that family law matters involve complex, sensitive issues that can have a lasting impact on you, your family, your finances and your future.

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10.0 Avvo Superb Top Attorney Family Law, Divorce
Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys 2017
2022 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In the Bay Area San Francisco Business Times
10 Best Female Attorneys 2017 American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
San Francisco Bay Area's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Winner 2021
2018 Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report
California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) State Bar of California
2020 Client Champion Debra R. Schoenberg
San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards 2019
Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in Concord 2020
2018 Expertise Best Divorce Lawyers in San Francisco
Fast 100
Lead Counsel Rated
Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) Fellow
National Board of Trial Advocacy
2017 Parents' Press Best of The Bay
San Francisco Business Times
Rated By Super Lawyers Debra R. Schoenberg
The Business of Pride
2021 Best Businesses Three Best Rated
San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards & Summit
American Jurist Institute Top 10 Attorneys of 2018
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