Studio City Family Law Attorneys
Helping You Navigate Life’s Challenges
One fact of life is that it’s unpredictable. There may be times when your family dynamic changes, and you may need the help of an experienced family law attorney to effectively navigate these moments while ensuring that your rights and the best interests of your loved ones are protected.
Since 1985, Stolar Law Group has been helping individuals and families throughout Los Angeles with all types of legal family needs.
Our experienced family law attorneys in Studio City handle cases involving:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Alimony/spousal support
- Legal separation
- Fathers’ and grandparents’ rights
- Stepparent adoption
- Prenuptial agreements
Our clients are varied individuals from all walks of life, each of them facing unique and often-unknown challenges affecting their everyday lives. With this in mind, our team strives to develop innovative legal strategies and seek solutions that are tailored to each client’s particular needs, concerns, and goals.
We have successfully represented entertainers, professional athletes, executives, and their spouses, and, in every case, we are known for our dedication to protecting our clients’ rights and looking out for their best interests. If you need help with a legal family matter in Studio City or anywhere in the Valley or the surrounding areas, do not hesitate to get in touch with our renowned team.
Understanding Your Rights
Whether you are going through a divorce, working to keep full custody of your child, or seeking a restraining order against an abusive ex, you have certain rights protected by law. It is important that you not only understand these rights but also know how to leverage the law to protect yourself and your loved ones.
At Stolar Law Group, we know that this is likely one of the most stressful and difficult times in your life. Our goal is to ease some of that stress by helping you fully understand your rights and legal options. Our compassionate attorneys and support staff are here for you every step of the way, ready to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have throughout the legal process.
Schedule a Complimentary Consultation with Our Team Today
The Stolar Law Group team has extensive experience handling a wide range of complex family law matters. Our Studio City family lawyers offer compassionate, personalized attention and tireless client advocacy. You can rely on our attorneys and staff to provide the information, guidance, and representation you need to make empowered decisions for yourself and the future of your family.
We provide legal services in English, Spanish, Armenian, Arabic, and Hebrew to better serve the needs of our community. We also offer completely free and confidential consultations, during which time you can explain your situation, ask questions, and discuss potential options with a member of our team.
Contact us online using our free and secure submission form, or call our office at (818) 600-6534 and request a complimentary consultation with one of our Studio City family lawyers today.
They went to war for me
This Law firm is truly the best team I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are worth every penny that you pay them and more. I hadn't seen my daughter in almost 2 years and they went to war for me.- Xavior P.
You have a good heart!!!
Words cannot express how grateful & thankful I am to have met you. You have been so supportive at the lowest point in my life, and today we meet at the highest point in my life.- Former Client
They did a great job
Steven and his team moved right in on a matter involving a close friend who was in very serious trouble. I was very impressed with the thoroughness and thoughtfulness displayed. Although they came in on an emergency basis, they did a great job.- Former Client
How Is Property Divided in California Divorces?
One common concern for divorcing spouses is how the court will divide the couple’s properties, assets, income, and debts. As a community property state, California views all marital assets as “joint property,” regardless of which spouse views him or herself as the owner of the property or whose name is on the title. This means that essentially all property obtained during the marriage is viewed as “community property” and is, therefore, subject to division in a divorce.
For example, if you and your spouse purchased a home while you were married, the court considers that home to be joint property, even if only one of your names is on the title. As such, both spouses are entitled to half the value of the home (with some exceptions). The same is true of second and third properties, rental properties, vehicles, and nearly all other items and assets obtained during the marriage.
There are some exceptions to this rule. One main exception is inheritances; if you inherited a vacation home or lump sum, that asset remains yours, even if you inherited it while you and your spouse were married. The same is true of any inheritances your spouse may have received during the marriage; you will almost certainly not be entitled to assets inherited by only your spouse.
Although California is a community property state, this does not mean that the court will divide all assets, properties, income, and debts exactly 50/50. Instead, the court will divide assets in a manner it deems “fair and equitable” based on numerous factors. In general, the court will try to ensure that both parties can continue the same standard of living they experienced during the marriage. This may mean one spouse receiving a lower alimony/spousal support payment in exchange for an unequal division of assets.
The division of property is a highly complex and nuanced issue in any divorce, but even more so when there are significant assets or high net-worth individuals involved. At Stolar Law Group, we have extensive experience navigating these tricky legal issues. Our Studio City family law attorneys can help you understand your rights and develop a personalized legal strategy designed with your best interests in mind.
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