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Certified Specialist - Family Law

Orange County Divorce Lawyer

Looking for a divorce attorney in Orange County?

If you live in Orange County, California, and are in need of legal assistance in any type of family law matter, we strongly urge you to consult with an aggressive and knowledgeable divorce attorney. Lawyer Marc E. Mitzner has devoted his entire practice exclusively to family and divorce law. He is an advocate for his clients and works tirelessly on their behalf while providing powerful legal representation and sincere concern for the welfare of their families. Attorney Mitzner is a certified family law specialist in California. In order to become a certified specialist, you must

  • Have significant experience in family law
  • Attend yearly courses
  • Pass a test in family law.

The attorneys who reach this achievement are those who are dedicated to promoting the family law specialty, those who encourage ethical practice and those who want to advance their knowledge in the field.

Team up with a specialist for your case, call (714) 908-2373 today!

Why Choose The Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner?

If you choose to work with his firm, you can trust that he will truly go the distance in helping you to reach your desirable result. While many firms are content to stretch themselves out too thin, covering too many areas of the law and taking on far too many clients than they can effectively help, his firm simply does not operate in this manner.

It may not come as a surprise to learn that the divorce rate in California is at a staggering 75%. This means that out of every four couples who are married, three of them will end up getting a divorce. In fact, California has earned the nickname the "Divorce Capital of the World." Knowing this should cause you to take the steps necessary to prepare for whatever life may throw your way. Should the option of divorce ever become the best choice, you will be able to have confidence and peace of mind knowing that you have a strong attorney on your side.

By seeking out the help of Attorney Marc Mitzner and his team, you can breathe easier knowing that you will have a lawyer who is:

  1. Aggressive
  2. Compassionate
  3. Thorough

Attorney Mitzner is always looking out for your best interests. You simply cannot afford to work with an attorney that is inexperienced or apathetic in this area of the law. Your future, and the future of your entire family, is too important to leave up to the whims of chance. You need to be confident that you are receiving the legal representation that you deserve.

Experienced Representation by Attorney Marc E. Mitzner

It is well known that emotions can, and often do, run high when concerning family law issues. This is not surprising - all of the following issues are intensely personal:

However, that is another good reason why it is highly advisable to seek experienced legal representation. How much better to have someone legally knowledgeable on your side fighting for your rights - but who will also have the care, communication skills and intelligence to handle all parties optimally? In this way, the emotional issues may be defused, while standing strong on the legal ones.

After almost 20 years practicing divorce and family law, Mr. Mitzner is skilled and confident in handling all legal issues related to marriage, children, and the family unit. When a couple decides to divorce, there are many more decisions that will need to be made before the termination of the marriage can be officially completed, including:

  1. The division of property
  2. The establishment of spousal support
  3. The attendance to any prenuptial agreements

These issues can be further complicated when the dissolution of a marriage is contested. Unlike uncontested divorces, these cases usually require a lot more direct attention and mediation from the lawyers involved in the case. Furthermore, splitting couples who choose to legally separate or annul their marriage will need to ensure that their choice of an attorney is one that can knowledgeably attend to any and every issue that may arise in the process.

Divorce: The First Steps

The California Judicial Branch gives helpful and current information regarding divorce and what your first steps should be when beginning this process.

  1. First of all, you will be required to fill out forms whether you are pursuing a divorce or a legal separation. These documents can be found on the court's website and must be completed with much attention to detail.
  2. Once you are satisfied that the forms are accurately completed, the next step will be to file them with the court clerk. There will be a filing fee and then the clerk will return the forms to you stamped.
  3. Next, the spouse who is filing for divorce is required to notify their spouse that they are starting the divorce process. Known as serving the papers, the spouse must provide all of the related court documents.
  4. Lastly, the details of the case will have to be resolved. The main issues to think through will be finances and children.

Child Custody Determinations

During a divorce, one of the most difficult decisions the couple will have to make is in regards to child custody. There are two main types of custody, legal custody and physical custody.

  • Legal custody refers to the responsibility and right of the parent to make decisions regarding the upbringing of the child. This could include decisions regarding religion, education, healthcare, and more.
  • Physical custody simply refers to where the child lives.

Both types of custody can be shared custody or sole custody. If an agreement cannot be reached by the parents, a judge may have to help decide what is in the best interests of the children.

Smart, Effective Legal Counsel for Your Family

When a divorcing couple has children it will also be necessary to ensure that custody, support, and visitation matters are adequately addressed and resolved before the divorce is made official. That being said, it is always a good idea to stay closely connected to your attorney in case future use of their services is required. For example, later modifications to child custody agreements may need to be made in order to accommodate parental relocations, matters of adoption, and even cases of domestic violence. In this way, you can ensure that the relationship you built with your divorce attorney at the time of the separation can be called upon later to address issues such as filing a restraining order or altering the terms and conditions of a divorce agreement.

Over the years, attorney Marc E. Mitzner has worked with hundreds of satisfied clients. It is through this satisfied client base that others have been referred to his firm and it has grown significantly over the years. As a legal professional, he cares about his clients and has a policy of personally returning all phone calls within 24 hours. Mr. Mitzner also promises to meet with you at the time of your free consultation - not to have a staff member or paralegal meet with you - but he himself. Also, if you are taken on as a client, he will make sure that you are met with frequently to discuss your case. Speak with an experienced attorney today by calling (714) 908-2373.

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Orange County, CA 92868

The future may seem bleak or uncertain at best, but with an experienced attorney to guide you through this difficult time you have the opportunity to rebuild for you and your children. Contact an Orange County family law lawyer from our firm today to discuss your case!

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