Divorce and post-judgment modifications
The end of a marriage is difficult for all parties involved, especially children. A divorce will cause significant changes in almost all aspects of your life — emotionally, physically and financially. It can be devastating, but with the right guidance and representation, you can reduce negative consequences and make effective agreements with your ex-spouse.
At Stout Law Firm we advise our clients to strongly consider mediating their differences rather than taking their cases to court. Mediation is an efficient and effective process for resolving disputes that reduces the timeline of the divorce proceeding, promotes control of outcomes, reduces legal costs and protects children.
Jim Stout advocates for our clients, but discretion and sensitivity are paramount, especially when children are involved. Seeing parents fight over assets or parenting time, or one parent badmouthing the other, can be extremely damaging to a child. Your best possible outcomes should be guided by what is best for your children and what is best for the modified relationship you must have with your ex-spouse following divorce.
Each of our clients is unique, and each case requires a customized approach. As your legal representatives, we will passionately advocate for your best interests and provide you with the honest and straightforward guidance necessary to make informed decisions in all divorce matters, including:
- Child support, custody and parenting time
- Equitable distribution of property, assets and debts
- Alimony spousal support
- Relocation of children and/or a parent
- Post-divorce modifications, including parenting time, child support and alimony
- Domestic violence restraining orders
- False allegations of abuse
- Defense against character assassination
- Post-judgment modifications
All of these matters can be resolved through mediation, but an experienced lawyer should still thoroughly prepare your case as if it was going to court. Call to speak with James Stout personally about your specific case and the benefits of professional legal representation.
Attorney James Stout is a qualified California family law attorney. He can accurately evaluate assets and a fair division of property in divorce cases and help you achieve fair agreements in all other issues of dispute.