Orange County Family Law Attorney
Make the Best Decisions for Your Family's Future
Family law is the area of law that deals with separation, divorce, child custody, division of marital assets, and adoption. Facing a divorce or other family court matter can be a very stressful and life-changing experience. It is very important that you only trust your situation with an Orange County divorce attorney who has the experience and training necessary to effectively help you. I can guide you through the process to help ensure that you obtain the best possible results.
Kevin B. Gibbs, APLC is devoted exclusively to family law matters for clients in the Orange County area. Furthermore, I am one of the few divorce attorneys in California to be certified by the State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. I strive to understand my clients' needs and take the time to address each of their concerns.
I have the reputations and abilities you may need for your legal issues, including:
- 20+ years of legal experience
- Board-certified family law specialist
- Experienced in divorce mediation
- Served as court-appointed special master for family law issues
Areas of Practice
Both sides of a divorce must seek their own legal representation. It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney in your corner who can aggressively advocate on your behalf and protect your rights and interests. Whether you are facing a divorce or you need assistance with filing a restraining order or some other matter pertaining to family law, my firm is ready to facilitate the process.
I handle all types of family law-related matters, including:
Consider Using Mediation
Many couples believe that the only way to avoid heated disputes and get their negotiations handled effectively is by having a court-supervised divorce agreement. However, when spouses are left out of the process, it can be difficult for their best interests to be looked after. A judge's final decision on the agreements of a divorce or other marital arrangement could leave one or more spouses facing difficult circumstances in the future.
Mediation is an alternative method of divorce that allows spouses to maintain control of the negotiation process and help keep their best interests at the fore. With the help of a mediator, a couple may negotiate terms that are beneficial to all parties involved. Mediation can be used for a divorce, pre-nuptial agreement, alimony, or any other marital arrangements that require legal action. Consider using mediation to save time, money, and unnecessary trouble!
Resolve Issues with Collaborative Divorce
Like mediation, collaborative divorce is an alternative method to a traditional divorce. Unlike mediation, a collaborative divorce does not have a third-party mediator. Instead, couples meet with their attorneys outside of court and negotiate an agreement without court supervision. As part of this, both spouses sign an agreement not to go to court.
Usually, the process begins with each spouse giving full disclosure of assets and income. Once this information is gathered, they begin negotiations in conferences and attempt to resolve issues. When agreements are reached, the couple's attorneys will draw up an agreement. If both spouses approve the agreement, their lawyers will present the agreement to a court for approval, saving time and expense by avoiding court litigation.
Contact Attorney Gibbs today for a free consultation!
As an experienced divorce and mediation lawyer in Orange County, I recognize that no two families and no two cases are the same. That is why, when handling family law matters for my clients, I take care to fully review their unique situations and talk to them about their concerns so that I fully understand their needs. My ultimate goal is to help each client reach the most advantageous outcome to their case - financially, legally, and emotionally.
The most common mistake individuals make when dealing with these types of disputes is to hire general practice attorneys to handle their family law cases. Family law consists of a variety of legal matters that should only be represented by a certified family law attorney. Lawyers who handle family law matters only once in a while often lack the knowledge and experience needed to handle a divorce case. When the stakes are high, don't settle for less.