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Orange County Divorce Lawyer

The Divorce Laws in California

Over the past few decades, divorce in California has undergone many changes and developments. It may be difficult to navigate a modern divorce procedure without assistance. It is crucial that you ensure your rights are protected throughout the proceedings and that your best interests are top priority in a divorce.

At Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC, I understand the anxiety and difficulties that many families face as they go through divorce, and I am committed to providing the knowledgeable and dedicated counsel that is necessary. You do not have to face the complicated legal process alone! My firm would be proud to provide the seasoned and effective advocacy you deserve.

There are several reasons to retain me as your Orange County family law attorney, including:

  • 20+ years of family law experience
  • Board-certified family law specialist
  • Provided expert testimony in court
  • Served as special master for family law issues
  • Published multiple court cases
  • Lectured in continuing legal education

Finding the Right Approach to Your Situation

The dissolution of a marriage can happen through a number of different methods. Although some couples go through contested divorces that involve nasty legal battles, not all divorces have to follow this path. Rather than subject their families to an adversarial court process, some couples choose to pursue uncontested divorce. In these situations, the divorcing couple seeks to work out the various issues of their dissolution without contention. There are two alternative methods of resolution I recommend to couples: mediation and collaborative divorce.

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Effectively Addressing the Issues

Every divorce is unique, and the experience is different for each person who goes through the process. Divorces are often complicated by a number of different issues that impact the people involved - such as their finances, whether or not they have children, and the division of any shared assets and properties. A small mistake can result in devastating consequences. A skilled divorce attorney in Orange County can help you identify the matters that will affect your divorce and address them in a way that helps protect your interests and your future.

There are many things to consider in a divorce, such as:

Negotiating Agreements Through Mediation

Divorce mediation is an effective way of resolving conflicts and negotiating fair terms for spouses. With the help of a neutral mediator, spouses can communicate their needs and interests with each other and make negotiations without the need of court litigation. In addition, hiring an attorney is an optional choice. A skilled divorce mediator will have the legal knowledge and experience that couples need to reach positive solutions in their legal issues.

Positive Solutions with Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is an alternative method of court-supervised divorce negotiation. Like mediation, spouses meet outside of court to negotiate the terms of their divorce agreement; however, these negotiations are still conducted with lawyers present. This allows couples to avoid the pressures and troubles of court litigation while still retaining legal counsel for the process. The spouses' attorneys present the divorce terms to a court once the negotiations are complete.

Choose a Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

As a board-certified family law attorney with extensive experience in this complex and emotionally challenging field, I can help you navigate the maze of divorce while keeping your assets and relationships as intact as possible. I am knowledgeable not only in the state divorce laws statutes, but also in recent case law results that may be used to determine the outcome of your case.

I am an also Orange County family attorney who can help you and your spouse settle your divorce out of court through a series of mediated sessions. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and the options available to you, as well as to answer any questions and concerns you may have. I will try to set up your consultation within 48 hours of your call.

Consult an experienced legal professional. Contact Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC today!