Orange County Family Law Attorney

Trust in a Firm that is Backed by Decades of Experience

Divorce can be a very difficult and emotional situation that will have a lasting impact on you and your family. In order to make the divorce process as painless as possible, you should seek the guidance of an experienced divorce lawyer. Family law issues are often more sensitive and delicate than other legal situations, and when you need legal counsel, it is imperative that your attorney is in tune with your needs. At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, we will give your case the attention it deserves.

The Benefits of Working with Our Firm

Are you dealing with a complex family law issue? We offer free and confidential consultations so you can decide on the best course of action. Furthermore, you can trust in our decades of experience and our ability to handle your case effectively. Throughout his 30 years of experience, Lead Attorney Bruce C. Bridgman has served on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Bar Association.

He can use this experience to help you come away from your divorce with a strong sense of closure. At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, we strive to form close relationships with our clients, and we pride ourselves on being available for them both in and out of the courtroom. If you have any questions or concerns, an Orange County divorce attorney will be available 24/7.

Types of Cases We can Help You With

If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, you will be faced with a number of challenging decisions. Some spouses are far from amicable when it comes to dissolving their marriage. If you have children, the divorce process can become especially problematic. You and your spouse may go into a divorce on the same page, but could end up on different ends of the book when it comes to issues regarding your children, or similarly contentious issues.

Our attorneys are able to help with a range of family law issues, including:

We will approach these issues with your best interests in mind. Whether you are undergoing an uncontested divorce or need to go to court to resolve your case, a lawyer can provide you with guidance every step of the way. We will work hard to alleviate the financial and emotional stress involved in divorce, as it is our job is to ensure that your divorce goes as smoothly as possible.

What are the grounds for divorce in California?

California is a "no-fault" divorce state, which means that you don't need your spouse's approval to end the marriage; however, you will still be required to state the grounds for your divorce. If you and your spouse consent to the divorce, or if you state that the marriage is "irretrievably broken," then a no-fault divorce will be granted. There is more than one way to settle a divorce, and certain proceedings can be more complicated than others.

Some may require a lawyer that specializes in a specific type of proceeding, such as military divorce. We understand that divorce is a very personal issue, so we always keep our clients' well-being in mind. Whether you and your spouse are in 100% agreement, or your companion is refusing to participate altogether, an Orange County divorce attorney will come prepared with the support that you deserve.

How Child Custody is Decided

If you and your spouse have children, determining custody may be the most difficult aspect of your divorce. The matter of deciding custody refers to both physical and legal custody, and it is essential that the child's needs will be taken care of. We support the best interests of the child, and will stay up to date with the current laws and regulations regarding child custody in California.

Some common factors that are considered when determining child custody include:

  • Illegal drug use or past drug convictions
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • The parents' financial standings and employment responsibilities
  • The stability of the parents' homes
  • The child's needs and which parent is best fit to fulfil them

Call 24/7 for Your Free Consultation

The legal representatives at our firm have successfully handled many family law cases throughout the years. Whether your family law issue involves divorce or nuptial agreements, our team is well-equipped to help. In addition to helping you prepare for divorce, we can also help you address post-divorce needs such as the modification or enforcement of court orders. Regardless of the nature of your case, we are confident that a lawyer at our firm can provide you with the guidance you need.

Call (949) 558-2799 today to discuss your case with one of our caring family law attorneys! We take on cases throughout Orange County, California.

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