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Experienced Divorce Lawyers Serving Redlands, California

Redlands Divorce LawyerGoing through a divorce is always challenging. Even when both parties agree, things can get tangled, especially when assets and children are in the mix. Your choices during this time can have long-lasting effects on you and your kids. The Redlands divorce attorneys at Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. get it.

We know the complexities of family dynamics and legal battles. We aim to provide straightforward, realistic answers to your divorce issues. Whenever feasible, our experienced Redlands divorce lawyer seeks to settle disputes peacefully outside of court, avoiding unnecessary litigation.

Get in touch with Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., to talk about your divorce with attorneys who:

  • Are respectful and understanding;
  • Have expertise in both mediation and litigation; and
  • Have experience dealing with complex and high-asset divorce cases.

We’re here to address your most urgent divorce concerns and provide a path forward. 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.

Let Our Redlands Divorce Lawyers Assist You

Having a seasoned divorce lawyer by your side is priceless – they can save you time, money, and a lot of stress. Why go through it alone when you can have a dedicated team supporting you? At Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., we’re committed to safeguarding your legal rights during the divorce process and for the long haul.

Our divorce attorneys prioritize:

  • Easing your stress by managing the legal side of your divorce;
  • Ensuring fair division of marital assets through proper identification and valuation;
  • Assessing your eligibility for spousal support;
  • Bringing in experts when necessary to support your case in court;
  • Advocating for your parenting plan;
  • Accurately calculating any child support due; and
  • Thoroughly review your divorce paperwork for accuracy, clarity, and enforceability.

Contact a divorce attorney at Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C., today to discuss your situation. We’ll schedule your consultation at your convenience and keep everything strictly confidential.

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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.

J. J. San Francisco

No-Fault Divorce in Redlands

In California, you can file for a “no-fault” divorce, which means you don’t have to blame your spouse for the marriage ending. There’s no need to prove fault on either side. The only requirement is to demonstrate irreconcilable differences or an irrevocable breakdown in the marriage for the court to approve the divorce.

Alimony and Spousal Support Laws in California

Unlike property division, California’s divorce laws consider the length of the marriage when deciding on spousal support (also known as alimony). Generally, if your marriage lasted less than ten years, you can receive spousal support for half the duration. For instance, if you were married for six years, you might receive alimony for three years. However, there’s no fixed alimony amount for marriages exceeding ten years. In such cases, a judge has the discretion to determine the duration of spousal support based on the specific circumstances of each case. The alimony awarded should be reasonable enough to help the recipient maintain the marital standard of living after the divorce.

Typically, a judge might grant alimony when there’s a significant income gap between the spouses in a divorce. For instance, if one spouse sacrificed their career to care for children during the marriage, they might be entitled to spousal support from the higher-earning spouse. Factors considered by a judge include each party’s needs, one spouse’s ability to pay, their respective financial obligations and assets, their ages and health conditions, instances of domestic violence, any hardships faced, and the length of the marriage.

Visitation, Child Custody, and Child Support Agreements

In a divorce case where children are involved, child custody is one of the most crucial issues to address. Even if a couple agrees on all other aspects of their divorce, they often face hurdles regarding custody, visitation, and child support. Knowing how the courts deal with these issues can assist you and your spouse in determining the most suitable arrangement for your family.

In some cases, one parent may have primary custody of the children while the other has secondary custody. Alternatively, parents might opt for joint custody, where they share custody equally.

In other scenarios, only one parent may have custody. Additionally, parents may have legal and physical custody. Legal custody involves making significant decisions for the child, such as education or healthcare.

  • Parents can create custody agreements if they agree on a parenting plan. If not, a judge will step in to decide during a hearing.
  • When deciding on child custody, a judge considers various factors, including each parent’s relationship with the child, the child’s needs, any history of domestic violence, and the ability of each parent to care for the child. However, the primary consideration is always the best interests of the child.
  • If a judge grants one parent visitation rights only, the visitation may be scheduled, reasonable, or supervised, depending on the circumstances. The other parent will typically be designated as the primary caregiver.
  • The courts will order child support to be paid. How much a parent pays depends on how much each parent earns. Usually, support continues until the child is 18 or finishes high school, whichever comes later.

A judge will decide what’s best for the child after carefully looking into the situation. If a child is old and responsible enough, the judge might ask their opinion about where they want to live, but the judge doesn’t need to follow that. Try to talk things out with your spouse before you end up in court fighting for custody. Finding common ground on custody and support could save your family from a tough legal battle.

When Will My Divorce Be Finalized in Redlands, California?

When you file for divorce in California, there’s a six-month waiting period before the court grants the divorce. This rule applies to everyone, even if both parties agree to the divorce.

Contact our Compassionate Redlands Divorce Lawyer Today

If you’re considering filing for divorce in Redlands, contact our seasoned team at Schoenberg Family Law Group, P.C. With over thirty-five years of experience, we specialize in family law matters.

Don’t rely on a firm that handles various legal areas. Our firm focuses solely on family law, ensuring you work with adept attorneys who understand California divorce regulations and can address your specific needs and objectives.

Contact our Redlands divorce lawyers today for answers to your divorce questions and more. Get in touch with us online now.

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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