Matrimonial Law

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The decisions that you make about your marriage are important. That’s why you need to know you have experienced attorneys in matrimonial law, who can help you plan for a secure future.

Our attorneys always aim to facilitate efficient, respectful proceedings, knowing how emotions can run high. Our goal is to give you solid legal support you can depend on, as you go through this major life change. To find out your next steps in arranging a prenuptial agreement or to seek divorce advice, contact us for a free consultation.

If you are looking for information about family law, which includes child support and child custody, please click here


Divorce

The decision to split follows months - sometimes years - of arguments. By the time a couple seeks divorce, emotions are raw. We recommend that you try to set anger and hurt aside and focus on drawing a line under this chapter of your life. Entering into divorce negotiations calmly will help you gain closure faster.

We work closely with you to understand your situation. Our straightforward advice will help you make the decisions that are best for you and your family.

If it is not possible for your divorce to be handled amicably, our Family Law team have the experience to litigate your case in court. We will guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights. We advise against contact with your former partner, as emails, phone calls or meetings may stir up negative feelings. Let our professionals work with their legal representative to bring about a resolution.

When couples have built up assets together, legal expertise is required to find the fairest way of dividing them. Real estate, possessions, and pension funds built up during the marriage must be declared by both parties so they can be distributed fairly. Laws vary by state, and an attorney at your nearest Cabanillas & Associates office will be able to answer all your questions according to the specifics of your case.

Whether your divorce is settled in or out of court, we have the expertise to handle your legal affairs so that a fair result is reached. It is important to understand that you have options. As one chapter of your life ends, another fulfilling and rewarding one is beginning.


Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement isn't preparing for divorce, it's preparing for the realities of marriage today. Couples enter into marriage now with more assets than they tended to in the past and many wish to protect their property in the event of a divorce. It is not just wealthy couples that apply for pre-nuptial agreements. For example, a single parent may want to protect their family home and child's inheritance before they enter into their next marriage. If you have built up any assets that you want protected, a prenuptial agreement will ensure this happens.

Our Family Law team will help you and your partner put together agreements that will address many issues including:

  • Each spouse's right to property

  • The distribution of assets and debts during the marriage

  • The distribution of assets and debts in the event of divorce or death

  • Each spouse's right to control property

  • Each spouse's rights to own and manage the family business

  • Each spouse's rights to death benefits from any life insurance policies

Whatever state you live in, the laws surrounding pre-nuptial agreements are complex, so it's essential to hire an experienced attorney to make sure you make the best decisions for your future.


We handle all matrimonial law matters with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality. We can answer your questions and bring to your attention things you may not be aware of. 

Call 1-800-LA-FIRMA (1-800-523-4762) or book your free consultation below.