Legal Assistance With California Matrimonial Law
The decision to dissolve a marriage is a difficult and emotional one. It is important to choose a Santa Barbara matrimonial lawyer that you feel comfortable with and that you feel can best represent your interests and guide you through the process from initial filing or responding to a filing until the final decree is granted.
Glenn L. Robertson, Attorney at Law, is certified by the California Legal Board of Specialization in family law. When you want the best representation you can get, a certified specialist means dedicated focus and in-depth knowledge to help your matrimonial law case. In California, including Santa Barbara, matrimonial law encompasses—
- Prenuptial agreements
- Legal separation
- Child custody
- Property distribution
- Child support
- Child visitation
- Supporting the rights of domestic partners and unmarried cohabitors
The basics of matrimonial law
Your matrimonial lawyer in Santa Barbara, Glenn L. Robertson, guides you through each stage of a California divorce with the knowledge gained through more than 30 years of experience in family law.
Before divorce— Going through a divorce takes a certain degree of preparedness and fortitude. It can be emotionally trying. Glenn L. Robertson can confidently provide skilled guidance during this stage of the process and explain to you what happens at each stage and your role, especially if you and your spouse agree to participate in a collaborative law approach. Making decisions about and negotiating property division, child support and custody can be painful. At a time like this, you want a matrimonial attorney in Santa Barbara who can tell you what to expect both legally and emotionally. We understand what you are going through and are by your side every step of the way.
A skilled matrimonial attorney explains to you the difference between legal and physical child custody. They address the property you and your spouse acquired during the course of your marriage and how California community property and matrimonial law applies to you. In fact, if you retain Glenn L. Robertson, Attorney at Law as your matrimonial law firm in Santa Barbara, we collaborate with forensic financial experts, including certified public accountants, to help you achieve your goal in court or through collaborative law.
During divorce— Our matrimonial lawyers know from experience that a typical divorce in California takes at least six months to finalize. If litigation is necessary, the process may take longer. But no matter how much you think you may be prepared, the final moments still create a major milestone in your life. Take comfort that your interests are well-supported by a certified family law specialist like Glenn L. Robertson, whose knowledgeable guidance allows you to breathe a little more easily as you face your spouse at the mediation table or in the courtroom.
After divorce—it is common for ex-spouses to have matrimonial law needs following a divorce. These needs may include modifications for spousal support, child support, or child custody as circumstances, particularly economic, may change. For instance, the income for the noncustodial parent may drop significantly due to job loss and that parent seeks modification of child support. A job opportunity for another may take the child out of the state. Although many divorcing couples may believe they can make these changes on their own, by law, they need to file modifications through the family court system. A Santa Barbara matrimonial law firm such as Glenn L. Robertson, Attorney at Law can assist you to legalize the changes you would like to make.
When you need a matrimonial attorney in Santa Barbara or Santa Maria, contact Glenn L. Robertson
We have a thorough understanding of the laws governing matrimonial law in California and are committed to helping you through this difficult time. Among matrimonial attorneys in Santa Barbara, Glenn L. Robertson, Attorney at Law, provides topnotch legal service. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your divorce or other matrimonial law matter, contact Glenn L. Robertson, Attorney at Law today.