Dedicated California Law Firm Provides Family Law Services
Sunland attorneys guide clients through domestic matters
Whether you are ending a marriage, adopting a child or making other major family-related decisions, ABA Family Law Group in Sunland is dedicated to helping clients throughout California accomplish their legal objectives in matters such as divorce, child custody and support, adoption and juvenile delinquency and dependency.
Skilled legal counselors assist with divorce
In California, either spouse can seek a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences without needing to prove fault. Our firm is adept at handling issues related to uncontested divorce, contested divorce and summary dissolutions, which allow couples with no joint property or children to dissolve their marriage relatively quickly. Whenever possible, we make use of mediation to resolve problems in an efficient and mutually beneficial manner.
Knowledgeable representatives manage child custody issues
If you are in the process of establishing a child custody arrangement or visitation schedule, our experienced lawyers can help you determine what legal and physical custody terms would be most appropriate. Whether the best way involves joint or sole custody, we’ll pursue an outcome that is truly in your child’s best interests, after considering factors such as the child’s age, health and relationship with parents.
Dedicated attorneys assert parental rights in child support matters
We assist clients who are seeking child support as well as those who are responsible for paying it by establishing a mutually acceptable amount and maintaining orders for support. If an agreement can’t be reached, we advocate for your child’s right to financial stability in court. If a change in circumstances affects either parent’s income, time spent with the child or ability to care for the child, our attorneys can help negotiate a new child support amount or take steps to request a modification of the existing order. If child support awards are disputed, we work towards reaching a favorable outcome.
Intuitive lawyers offer guidance during the adoption process
We help eligible clients navigate the legal requirements for adopting children. The adoption process requires several steps, such as obtaining consent from the birth parent, completing a home study and criminal background check and attending a court hearing. If you are considering adoption but are unsure of your responsibilities, we can assess your options and advise you on how to best proceed.
Tough advocates handle juvenile delinquency and dependency cases
In certain situations, family interests may need to be defended in juvenile court. Our firm represents parents and children in the following matters:
- Juvenile delinquency — If your minor child has been charged with a crime, their case will likely be adjudicated in a juvenile delinquency court. Depending on their age and the severity of the crime, a judge may order court supervision, participation in a probation program or commitment to the Division of Juvenile Justice.
- Juvenile dependency — You may become involved in a juvenile dependency case if social services find that your child is at risk for abuse or neglect. If the allegations are found to be true, a judge may order court supervision or place your child in a temporary home.
While a short-term loss of custody cannot always be avoided, we work to ensure a fair procedure and make every effort to protect your child’s freedom and your rights as a parent.