Full-Service Family Law Firm in Bakersfield, California
The time to think about how a divorce would affect your life is before you file for divorce not after. At the law Gregory P. Falk, Attorney at Law, I explain California divorce law in easy-to-understand language. Contact our office to speak with a family law attorney. With more than 30 years of experience helping California families deal with family law issues such as divorce, equitable property division, child custody, child support and domestic violence, we can guide you through all of the issues that are likely to arise. It might be your first divorce, but it’s not ours.
Many people make an emotional decision to file for divorce without understanding all of the consequences it could have on their lives. However there are some important things to think about before filing for divorce:
What about your finances? There are certain steps you can take to put your financial house in order before you file for divorce. At the same time, there are certain things you must avoid to stay out of trouble with the family court.
Who is the primary caregiver for the children? The courts will consider the status quo when ordering temporary or permanent child custody and visitation. If you do not like the status quo, the time to change it is before you file for divorce.
What about your retirement? Many people are blindsided by the fact that 401(k) plans and pension plans are community property and must be shared with their spouse.
When you consider what is at stake your relationships, your children and your property it is important to seek a lawyer’s advice before you make any major family decisions. Contact our office to discuss annulment, Child Custody, Alimony, Prenuptial Agreements, Parental Relocation, Paternity Actions, Domestic Violence, legal separation and divorce.
The break-up of a marriage leads to legal, financial, and emotional chaos. A skilled, aggressive and understanding lawyer is critical in your corner. Gregory P. Falk, Attorney at Law can help. Gregory P. Falk has served families in Bakersfield for 34 years. As a family law firm, we provide legal services in a wide spectrum of areas:
Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
I protect your parental rights to raise your children in a fit and supportive home.
I can ensure you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy home.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than trial. As skilled negotiators, I can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.
Gregory P. Falk, Attorney at Law expects the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests. A prenuptial agreement can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.
I assist families with all aspects of step-parent adoptions. I handle the legalities of your adoption, so you can concentrate on your new family.
Contact a dedicated Bakersfield family law lawyer
To schedule an appointment with Gregory P. Falk, Attorney at Law, call 661.401.7519 or contact us online.
Gregory P. Falk is conveniently located in Bakersfield and serves clients throughout Kern County.