Orange County ◦ Riverside County Family Law Attorney
Understanding your legal rights is an important first step toward protecting your interests and achieving the most reasonable, favorable outcome. At The Maggio Law Firm in Irvine, California, each client’s interests are front and center.
Schedule an initial consultation regarding any of the following family law matters by contacting our law firm via phone or email.
Family Law: The Maggio Law Firm handles a full range of family law matters including divorce, legal separation, domestic partnerships, paternity, child custody, interstate custody, child support, spousal support and stepparent adoptions.
Divorce: Issues to resolve in a divorce, such as child custody and visitation, child support, property division and spousal support, are often emotionally draining and are inevitably life-altering. A divorce lawyer will help you deal with the legal and emotional fallout of dissolution.
Custody: A well-crafted custody agreement takes into account your child’s best interests and anticipates decisions regarding the health, education and welfare of a child. We can help you understand terms like physical and legal custody.
Spousal and Child Support: Child support is usually determined by statutory calculations based on the parents’ income and circumstances. Spousal support levels may be based on one spouse’s support of the other when attending college.
Division of Property: Division of property is the most fundamental aspect of every divorce. A final divorce decree must specify who emerges from the marriage with ownership of the house, the car, the boat, the vacation home, stocks and bank accounts.
Pre-nuptial Agreements: We have advice if you and your fiancé or spouse are concerned about protecting assets in anticipation of marriage or in consideration of the possibility of a divorce or reconciliation after a separation.
Step Parent Adoption: When it is in the child’s best interest to formalize the parental bond between stepparent and stepchild, a family law attorney who is well acquainted with all the necessary steps in the adoption process can help make your family whole.
Domestic Violence: The Maggio Law Firm represents men and women who have been victimized by or who have been accused of domestic violence in the context of marriages, domestic partnerships, dating relationships and same-sex partnerships. We direct victims and perpetrators alike to appropriate counseling resources and above all, help protect the legal rights and human rights of each one of our clients.
Mediation: For those couples who would like to attempt to reach an amicable divorce based on mediation dealing with the issues of property division, child support and child custody, mediation may be an option for you. The idea is that both parties sit down with a mediator and work out their issues in an attempt to avoid going to court and litigating, which is often an expensive process.
Call or e-mail the law firm for prompt attention to your legal concern.By Gerald Maggio