Finding a Redwood City divorce lawyer you can count on isn’t always easy. Fortunately, we have a local attorney who leads the pack. Bradley Bayan is a Redwood City divorce lawyer who helps clients successfully navigate the divorce process. Going through a divorce can be difficult from an emotional and legal perspective.
Bradley Bayan has many years of experience helping his clients, both men and women with the process of ending their marriage. He has the skills, legal know-how, and compassion to help his clients through one of the hardest times of their lives.
The outcome of a divorce largely depends on legal expertise from your lawyer. This includes coming up with a plan for the division of marital assets. It is not uncommon for spouses to try and hide assets or try to manipulate things to gain an advantage in proceedings. A good lawyer, like Bradley Bayan, has seen “tricks” like this before and has to plan for this and find ways to overcome these problems. The goal is to get you a divorce that is fair under California law.
The staff at the Law Offices of Bradley Bayan work hard to make sure that you are informed along the way. We are organized and careful about the details. This way we know what key items are involved – assets, debts, as well as, if there are children, custody arrangements, child support, and decision-making all accounted for.
Representation in Court and Mediation
In divorce proceedings, emotions often run high and can cause participants to make mistakes. Your lawyer is your advocate but should not be so emotionally involved as to lose sight of the end goal. Indulging in petty litigation costs you time, money, and emotional pain.
In California, couples can use mediation to work out settlement and custody decisions. Moreover, if they have disputes over child custody and visitation, the court will order them to attend mediation, whether they want to or not, to encourage the resolution of these important issues.
Attorney Bayan can represent you calmly and effectively in court and in negotiations with opposing counsel and your soon-to-be ex. We professionally represent our clients within the courtroom and at any mediation to protect our client’s interests and work towards the best possible outcome for our clients.
Child support and custody are two separate and equally important aspects of a divorce for couples with children. No matter what you decide informally between yourselves, it is necessary to have a legal agreement drawn up to ensure that your child custody wishes are enforceable. This agreement will become a binding part of the final judgment of divorce. If you cannot come to an agreement regarding custody, a good divorce lawyer who has had experience with this, can advocate for you and your children as well as tell you straight what is reasonably obtainable. Like most states, California will look for children to be co-parented with both mom and dad to have time with their children. But if one parent can be shown to be unfit then it would make sense for one parent to have full custody and decision-making authority. This does not absolve the other parent from supporting their children.
In terms of child support, the state of California has drawn up guidelines for determining support amounts and calculations for determining the amount of child support each parent will provide. This will include the cost of insurance, food, housing, clothing, and other necessities. Also getting or providing the child support your children need is as important as paying the right amount.
If you need a good, experienced Redwood City divorce lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Bradley Bayan at (650) 364-3600 to schedule a free consultation. We’re proud to offer our services for divorces in Redwood City as well as San Jose, Oakland, Belmont, Burlingame, Menlo Park, Foster City, San Carlos, and Stanford.