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Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino llp

At Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, we dedicate ourselves to serving the needs of families. As a highly respected law firm in San Jose and the Bay Area, our experienced attorneys concentrate solely on family law.

We understand the intricacies of California family law and pride ourselves on giving clients the personal attention they need. Our firm works to ensure that the outcomes of a family court system are what’s best for your family. Our individualized attention works to support clients as they proceed through stressful divorce cases. We will meticulously prepare your case to ensure you are in the best possible position during divorce negotiations. Our family law attorneys spend time at the courthouse nearly every day, so we understand the intricacies of the Santa Clara family court.

Why Do I Need A Family Law Attorney?

Hiring a family law lawyer can be necessary during divorce, separation, establishing paternity, child custody, domestic violence, or modifications to current orders. Family law is a special niche in the legal field, so be sure to hire an attorney that deals only in family law. This will ensure you have the best attorney on your side going into a legal dispute.

Divorce

During a divorce, it’s always in your best interest to hire an experienced divorce attorney. If your divorce is non-contentious or seemingly simple, you may be surprised down the road when disagreements arise. If you have children, you must hire a lawyer during your divorce. A family lawyer will help negotiate and settle all aspects of a divorce, and will handle negotiations regarding division of assets, child custody arrangements, debt responsibility negotiations, and mediation. Here at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, we offer all of these services and more.

Separation

A legal separation in the state of California allows for a couple to remain married but live separately. According to Section 2310 of the California Legal Code, legal separation can occur due to incurable insanity or irreconcilable differences. A legal separation can protect each party’s rights while the couple decides whether to proceed with a divorce. Child custody, child support, alimony, and division of assets are also a part of legal separation.

Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements

Family law lawyers can provide recommendations for prenuptial agreements before marriage, or post-nuptial agreements after a marriage. Both types can outline the division of a couple’s assets in the event of divorce or separation. Information on these agreements can include child custody, child support, and alimony agreements. To be legal documents, pre- and post-nuptial agreements must abide by California State Law Family Codes. Our firm can advise and draft these agreements to meet state law requirements.

Paternity

Many people seek to establish paternity with children. A mother may seek to establish paternity to help receive financial support from a father, and a biological father may wish to establish paternity to be a part of his child’s life. Whatever your situation may be, our firm will be a strong advocate for you. We have highly skilled litigators who are experts at negotiation and litigation in paternity cases.

Child Support

The most contentious part of a divorce is often where children are involved. This challenging and highly-emotional process is why we are here to serve families. Our lawyers are compassionate and knowledgeable with the processes of determining child support. California has a strict formula used to calculate child support, but certain situations allow for deviations from the calculations. Without an experienced child support litigator, support calculations may not be accurate. We will ensure that child support is adequate to give your child the life they deserve, while remaining fair to all parties involved.

Child Custody

Child custody is often another area of contention in divorce. Change in a child’s life can be traumatic, so ensuring minimal emotional impact is necessary. At our firm, we take time to understand the circumstances of your family dynamic to best understand the needs of your children. Together, we will explore all possible legal options to work toward an equitable custody arrangement and parenting plan.

Domestic Violence

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, seek help as soon as possible. The first priority is removing yourself from the situation and the second priority is to contact a trusted family law attorney. We have represented those accused of domestic violence, as well as those seeking protection from domestic violence. Here at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, we have experience handling false accusations, domestic assault, domestic battery, and restraining orders. Only experienced litigators should handle representation of clients in domestic abuse cases.

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What to Look for in a Family Lawyer

Choosing a family lawyer is one of the most important decisions of your life. When hiring a lawyer to protect your family interests there are a few characteristics to consider.

1. Locality

Find a family lawyer in your local area. A local family law attorney will not only be in close proximity, but he or she will also be familiar with the courts and their proceedings. State laws vary, but there can even be differences between certain counties.

2. References

The best way to find a reputable family lawyer is through references. A strong, honest law firm will be well-known and respected within the community. Ask friends and family for recommendations if they have had experience with family law cases.

3. Compassion

In family law, compassion should not be an option but a requirement when choosing a suitable law firm. Finding an aggressive, cut-throat lawyer is not a path you should take when finding a family lawyer. Concentrate on finding a compassionate, ethical law firm that will help you to make the proceedings as fair and stress-free as possible, especially for your children.

4. Specialty

Search for a family lawyer who specializes only in family law. Large law firms that concentrate on several aspects of law won’t prioritize your case. A firm that specializes only in family law will have an entire team of individuals who have years of knowledge in California Family Law Code.

Fortunately, at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, we cover all these bases. Our compassionate team of attorneys will be in your corner when you need it most.

What to Look for in a Family Lawyer

Choosing a family lawyer is one of the most important decisions of your life. When hiring a lawyer to protect your family interests there are a few characteristics to consider.

1. Locality

Find a family lawyer in your local area. A local family law attorney will not only be in close proximity, but he or she will also be familiar with the courts and their proceedings. State laws vary, but there can even be differences between certain counties.

2. References

The best way to find a reputable family lawyer is through references. A strong, honest law firm will be well-known and respected within the community. Ask friends and family for recommendations if they have had experience with family law cases.

3. Compassion

In family law, compassion should not be an option but a requirement when choosing a suitable law firm. Finding an aggressive, cut-throat lawyer is not a path you should take when finding a family lawyer. Concentrate on finding a compassionate, ethical law firm that will help you to make the proceedings as fair and stress-free as possible, especially for your children.

4. Specialty

Search for a family lawyer who specializes only in family law. Large law firms that concentrate on several aspects of law won’t prioritize your case. A firm that specializes only in family law will have an entire team of individuals who have years of knowledge in California Family Law Code.

Fortunately, at Morgan Tidalgo Sukhodrev & Azzolino LLP, we cover all these bases. Our compassionate team of attorneys will be in your corner when you need it most.

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