Family Law

Los Angeles County Family Law Lawyer

Many family law processes can result in high-cost litigation and prolonged disputes. If your goal is to minimize the time or costs of a divorce or other family law action, we can help. Our family law practice is focused on successfully resolving family law disputes while remaining mindful of the costs and commitments of our clients.

Nathans Family Law APC offers the advocacy you need. Contact our Los Angeles, California family law office to schedule an initial FREE consultation regarding any of the following family law matters.

Contested and Uncontested Divorce: Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer Michael Nathans has over 25 years of experience handling legal separations and divorce in Southern California. Our cases range from high-stakes disputes involving complex property division and spousal support to amicable, low-cost uncontested divorces. We offer our clients options in the methods used to arrive at settlement agreements, including negotiation, mediation and out-of-court settlement. When divorce litigation cannot be avoided, we are aggressive advocates, protecting your parental rights and financial interests.

Child Custody and Visitation: Because of his extensive experience helping families with child custody and visitation matters, Los Angeles child custody attorney Michael Nathans is appointed by family law courts to represent children in contested divorce and child custody cases. Our firm can help you develop a parenting plan that protects the relationship you cherish most — that of parent and child. We help families with modification of custody and visitation plans and with sensitive move-away situations. We also accept grandparents' rights cases and other complex custody matters.

Child Support: An initial child support order usually follows California's Child Support Guidelines. But situations change, children grow, and your initial support order may need to be modified. We can explain how State child support guidelines will apply to you, help you enforce a support order, and get money owed to you. We also defend parents who have been unfairly overcharged and those facing legal penalties for failing to pay support. We also handle county cases filed by the Los Angeles Child Support Services Department when the child support amount is unfair or to high.

Paternity: Establishing paternity of a child will trigger child support and a parenting plan to establish visitation or custody. Whether you are seeking to challenge or establish paternity, we have the experience and resources to secure your rights.

Domestic Violence: Unfortunately, domestic violence in the form of spousal abuse or child abuse is not uncommon. Whether you are seeking a protective order, or you have been falsely accused of abuse in the context of a divorce proceeding or non marital relationship, we will provide prompt, responsive legal help.

Same Sex and Domestic Partners and Spouses: We have been helping same sex and gay partners and spouses dissolve their marriages and registered domestic partnerships for 25 years. The situation faced by same sex couples can be unique and complex. The steps to dissolution of a registered domestic partnership remain similar to divorce. We have expertise in California family law relating to gay and lesbian couples, same-sex marriage, and registered domestic partnerships.

Picking the Right Lawyer Is the First Step in Winning Your Case.

Contact our Los Angeles law office today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles Family Law lawyer. We accept most credit cards.

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Nathans Family Law APC is located in Los Angeles, California and serves clients in Los Angeles County, including Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Culver City, Encino, Glendale, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach, Pasadena, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Hollywood, North Hollywood, Norwalk, Pomona, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Torrance, Van Nuys, Westwood, South Bay, and El Segundo, CA.