Why We Are Qualified to Handle Your Divorce Case
The entire team at the Law Office of Sean Musgrove works as one legal machine.
After meeting with your attorney, a case plan will be developed. The attorney and the paralegal will work with you so that your case is presented in the best possible light to the judge.
Our experienced attorneys, paralegals, and support staff make sure that your case is handled right. There are few family law firms in Northern California that can compare to the legal machine at the Law Office of Sean Musgrove.
We are able to work efficiently to get the results that our clients expect. The Law Office of Sean Musgrove specializes in Family Law. Our team of Family Law attorneys will work hard to make sure you as the client get the best representation possible.
Family Law? What does that mean?
Family Law covers a wide area of law. It covers custody and visitation of children. It covers support, both child support and spousal support. It covers the division of marital property. It also covers the area of domestic violence, whether the parties are married or just living together.
What steps do I have to take to get a divorce?
To obtain a divorce, there are four mandatory steps that you must take before you become single again.
- First, you must file the lawsuit which opens up your divorce case.
- Second, you must serve the other person with the divorce papers.
- Third, you must do your financial disclosures. You must list all of your income and expenses. You must also list all of your assets and all of your debts.
- Fourth, you must get a judgment from the Court.
All of these steps need to be done carefully. Although these steps seem basic, simple mistakes can have costly ramifications years later.
Why do I need to hire an attorney?
Consider the person who divorced, worked another fifteen years, and then retired. After retiring, they were hauled into Court because their pension was not properly divided. What were the costs? A lot of attorney’s fees and 20% of their pension.
It is better to be pennywise than pound foolish. Hire an attorney to avoid costly mistakes years later.
Why hire the Law Office of Sean Musgrove?
By hiring the Law Office of Sean Musgrove, you are hiring a legal team that can get started on your case right away. The attorneys, paralegals, and support staff all work together to get your case prepared for court. We work quickly, cost effectively, and with a high standard of quality.
What do I have to watch out for, after I file for divorce?
Each case is different, yet the same laws are applied to each situation. So specific advice cannot be given as to what you should watch out for after divorce is filed. However, there are some general court orders that are automatically issued that must always be carefully considered when going through a divorce. These general orders are called Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (a.k.a. ATROS) that must be complied with.
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove is experienced in handling disputes involving children. We can handle even the ugliest cases. We will fight for you.
If you have a child custody fight on your hands, things can get ugly fast. You need attorneys who are both willing to listen to you and know the law. Only after listening to you, can your attorneys aggressively represent you to make sure your children are protected. An attorney can help keep things from getting out of control.
A child custody fight can be very emotional. You are fighting over your children. You love them and you care for them. You want only what is best for them. You might be fighting to protect your children from an unfit parent. The other parent may be smearing you to say that you are unfit.
The wrong custody order can also have an impact on support orders. Do not sit back and do nothing, give us a call today.
Domestic violence is serious and should not be taken lightly. The Law Office of Sean Musgrove has the successful experience on both filings for restraining orders and fighting against them. We have the experience you need, no matter what side you are on.
If you are the abused person, your life and your children’s lives can be in danger. You should not take that lightly. One bad day, everything can become worse.
If you are the person accused of domestic violence, there can be severe consequences for you. If a restraining order is placed on you, it can affect your entire life. You may have problems with your employer, and the potential for new jobs can be affected. Access to your children can be affected. It can also have an impact on both child support and spousal support.
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove is experienced and we get it.
Child support is probably one of the most difficult cases for any attorney in California. Why?
The Court looks at three basic factors. Time spent with the child, how much money the other parent makes, and how much money you make. Don’t be fooled into thinking that this is a simple matter. There are many questions that need to be asked.
- How much time do you actually spend with the child?
- Have you accounted for every child expenditure (like health care and sports programs) that you spend on the child?
- Is the other parent hiding income?
- Is the other parent refusing to work at their capacity?
The experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Sean Musgrove know how to handle all issues related to child support.
Spousal support is also known as alimony. In a California divorce, spousal support is a complex issue.
There are many questions that have to be asked to make sure you get a great result.
- Is your marriage a long term or short term marriage?
- What does your spouse earn?
- What do you earn?
- Is your spouse hiding income to avoid paying support?
- Or worse, are you being accused of hiding income that you really don’t have?
- Is your spouse working less than should when they could earn more money?
- Are you being accused of doing the same?
The Law Office of Sean Musgrove knows how to deal with all of these questions and more. We have the experience that matters. We can handle even the ugliest cases. We will fight for you.
The most expensive part of your divorce is the division of marital assets, or community property.
If you do not address the division of property early on in your divorce, you will be facing long-term financial consequences years later.
You need to think about protecting the following:
- Real Estate
- Investment Accounts
- Family owned businesses
- Whether your spouse has taken money that they owe back to you.
- Whether your spouse has run up debt that you should not pay for.
Our team of Attorneys attorneys can protect you now so you are financially secure years later. The Law Office of Sean Musgrove has the right attorneys for you. We know how to deal with all of these questions and more. We have the experience that matters. We can handle even the ugliest cases. We will fight for you.