Accomplished Torrance Law Firm Assists With Marital and Parenting Matters
Family conflicts can have an impact on every part of your life and the lives of those you love, not just for the short term but forever. That’s why you need an experienced professional to guide you through the legal process. At the Law Office of Miyuki Nishimura in Torrance, I am a dedicated family law attorney who assists people throughout the Los Angeles area. Since 2003, my firm has helped clients obtain successful outcomes in divorce cases, child custody matters and other types of domestic litigation. Even in complex situations, I have the knowledge and commitment to identify and deliver positive resolutions for every client I represent.
Skillful Divorce Representation for Residents in the Los Angeles Area
Ending a marriage is never easy, but I can guide you effectively through each aspect of your divorce, including:
Grounds — California issues divorces strictly on a no-fault basis, meaning that marriages are dissolved due to the parties’ irreconcilable differences rather than by assigning blame. However, I can advise you on issues such as adultery or abuse, which could affect custody or support determinations.
Residency — One spouse must be a state resident for at least six months before filing for divorce.
Property division — Because California is a community property state, California courts assess the value of assets accumulated during a marriage and divide the total evenly between spouses. Though this might seem simple, conflicts often occur. My firm argues for accurate valuations and appropriate classifications of marital and separate property.
For divorce assistance or help with any other family law matter, I provide a free 30-minute telephone consultation so you can learn how the law applies to your situation.
Compassionate Counselor Advises Parents on Child Custody and Visitation Disputes
When parents of minor children break up, they must concentrate on the welfare of their sons and daughters. Often, parents can agree to joint custody arrangements that cover where the children will live and who will have legal responsibility for them. If these matters cannot be worked out, my firm is a strong advocate for arrangements that are truly in the child’s best interests. I present a thorough case regarding the child’s health, well-being and educational opportunities and also draft visitation agreements when one parent is granted physical custody.
Dedicated Lawyer Handles Spousal Support Issues
When one spouse stays home to care for children or manage the home, a divorce can trigger a severe financial crisis for them. In California, spousal support, sometimes known as alimony, can be awarded to an ex so that they can maintain their lifestyle and establish their ability to support themselves. I advise both potential payer and recipient spouses on how they might be affected by factors such as age, health, earning ability and contribution to their partner’s career. Whether this issue is adjudicated in court or resolved through negotiation, I work diligently toward a favorable result for you.
Effective Advocate Takes Action to Prevent Domestic Violence
If you have been victimized by violence or threats from a spouse, partner or someone else close to you, it’s important for you to know that legal relief exists. My firm can immediately seek a restraining order that prohibits an abuser from approaching or contacting you. Remember that help is available even if the abuse is verbal or emotional. If you have been harmed or threatened, you need to protect yourself and your children as soon as possible. I can explain the process and petition the court for swift and appropriate action.
Contact a Knowledgeable Southern California Family Law Attorney
The Law Office of Miyuki Nishimura represents Los Angeles-area clients in all types of family law matters, including divorce and child custody disputes. Please call 213-262-3418 for a free 30-minute telephone consultation or contact me online to schedule a meeting at my Torrance office.