Contested Divorce

Legal Help with Contested Divorce Cases in Los Angeles

Most people want an uncomplicated divorce that allows them to just move on with their lives. Unfortunately, an amicable divorce is not always possible. Sometimes, despite the best efforts of each spouse or partner, the issues are just too complex and the disagreements too severe to be able to find a resolution through negotiations, mediation or collaborative divorce.

If your divorce is more complicated — if you and your former spouse or partner are embroiled in disagreement, if he or she is not being honest about finances or is manipulating the process in order to inflict emotional pain — you need the help of a highly experienced divorce lawyer.

Los Angeles Divorce Attorney Michael H. Nathans and our legal team are committed to protecting your rights in court, and your financial interests in the division of marital assets. Mr. Nathans has 25 years of experience representing clients in California divorce court in Los Angeles County and has proven trial skills.

When you need aggressive legal representation in divorce court, contact our Los Angeles law office to schedule an initial FREE consultation.

Proving Your Case in Court
The most commonly contested issues in divorce are the division of marital assets and debts, child custody and spousal and child support. In order to advance our clients' interests in these areas, it is sometimes necessary to bring in experts to review the situation and provide an opinion.

We develop a legal strategy unique to every family law divorce case from the very beginning.

A question that may arise in the division of marital property is whether something is a marital asset (community property) or a separate asset that does not need to be divided. We may also need to get a proper valuation of an asset. We have access to accountants and other financial experts to give an opinion on property and assets.

When child custody becomes an issue in a contested divorce, we work with child custody evaluators and child psychologists to look at parenting strengths and family relationships. This may be particularly important if a client wants to prevent the other parent from leaving the state with the child. Parental relocation and child move-away situations are increasingly common.

A problem that can occur if one spouse is self-employed is improperly reporting his or her income. The spouse may under-report income, misuse business income for personal uses, or falsely report expenses. An accountant may be needed to present the court with a more accurate picture of the finances of the business.

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

Contact our Los Angeles law office today to schedule an initial FREE consultation with an experienced Los Angeles divorce lawyer regarding your divorce or divorce settlement. From your initial petition until you receive your divorce judgment, attorney Michael Nathans will represent you personally through every step of your case. We accept most credit cards.

We want to help you.

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.