Solving Complex Family Law Issues with Creative Strategies

Huntington Beach Divorce Lawyer

Going through a divorce is a complex process both legally and emotionally, but once you’ve reached the difficult decision, the best way to move forward through the process is with representation by an experienced divorce lawyer in Huntington Beach who will tirelessly toward the best possible outcome for your case.

At Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys, we know how difficult a divorce can be. We’re ready to navigate the legal aspects of your divorce in Huntington Beach so you can focus on steering yourself and your family through the emotions that inevitably come along with the divorce decision.

Whether you’ve decided to file for divorce, or you’ve been served with divorce papers in Huntington Beach, call or contact the Huntington divorce lawyers at Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys for experienced legal representation. We know that a lot is at stake and the results of the divorce process in California have a significant impact on the rest of your life.

Why Choose Us for Your Divorce Attorneys in Huntington Beach?

We are a full-service family law firm with experience litigating and negotiating complex divorces and domestic partnership dissolutions in California. Since 2009, Moradi Saslaw has been committed to helping people across California resolve their family law matters.

  • We understand more than family law: Experienced in the high-asset landscapes of Orange County, we know the best way to effectively support our clients. We develop creative strategies tailored specifically toward achieving your goals in all aspects of the divorce process, including child custody and the division of your marital assets
  • We’re well-versed in high-net worth divorces and custody matters: We’ve successfully navigated high net-worth divorces in sensitive, high-profile divorce cases with the discretion and confidentiality you expect from the best California divorce attorneys. Our strategies are all about your children’s best interests, including helping you and your partner become successful co-parents when possible.
  • When we say team, we mean it: We have weekly roundtable strategy sessions to review our client cases. Being able to talk through strategy options with the entire team helps us think creatively, ensuring that our clients receive the best possible solutions for their complex situations.
  • We are straightforward with our clients: We tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Our attorneys will guide you through the process and answer any questions before, throughout and after the journey of your case.

At Moradi Saslaw Family Law, we handle the most high-profile complex family divorce matters for our Huntington Beach clients with the dignity and privacy they deserve, as well as all-important Huntington Beach family law cases for anyone dealing with divorce, child custody, stepparent adoptions, and other intensely personal legal issues.

Meet Moradi Saslaw

Your Huntington Beach Divorce Attorneys

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Moradi Saslaw is comprised of premier divorce lawyers with a strong record of courtroom success and negotiated settlements. Whether your needs are simple asset division or a basic custody agreement, or more intricate matters such as an analysis of dividing stock options, limited partnership interests, or a contested custody dispute, we develop creative strategies to meet your goals. Our organized and thorough approach achieves results.

Awards & Memberships

Moradi Saslaw Awards & Memberships 2024. Best Law Firms United States 2024. California Bar: Family Law Board Certified Specialist. Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb.

I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

Kiana represented me in my divorce and was fantastic. She’s tough when she needs to be, but is also easily approachable and capable of navigating very sensitive issues. There were some complicated issues in my divorce and I was impressed at her knowledge of the law and ability to explain it to me in simple terms. I highly recommend the firm if you have any family law needs.

– S.B.

I guarantee that you will not regret it. He is truly an outstanding lawyer, and his track record and the awards he has attest to his excellence.

I hired Adam Neufer with Moradi Saslaw Firm to help finalize my divorce and resolve the custody issues with my ex, and I cannot say enough good things about my experience with the firm or the care & professionalism I was treated with from Adam. He is an excellent lawyer, who treated my case with attentiveness and provided me with sound counsel, responded to my questions and emails very promptly, and successfully finalized my divorce outside of the court.  I highly recommend Adam to anyone who is going through a divorce or needs legal counsel for a family law issue.

– Majda

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California’s Divorce Laws: What You Need to Know

In California, no one has to prove their spouse engaged in wrongful behavior to file for divorce. The state’s no-fault divorce law only requires spouses to cite irreconcilable differences to get a divorce. In California, the following divorce laws apply:

  • Spouses must have lived in the state for at least 6 months and in the county of their jurisdiction for at least 3 months
  • To get divorced, one spouse must file the petition and the other becomes the respondent in the process
  • After filing, the petitioner’s paperwork is served to the respondent who then has 30 days to file a response
  • Refusing to file a response in a California divorce does not stop the process but triggers a default divorce in which the respondent loses their right to contest the terms of the divorce
  • After filing the divorce petition in California, the state requires a six-month waiting period before the trial date. During this time, spouses can attend mediation and craft a divorce agreement with their attorneys for an uncontested divorce
  • If unable to reach an agreement under the state’s equal distribution of community assets laws or when child custody disputes arise, the divorce becomes a contested divorce. This includes court litigation in a final hearing in which a judge hears testimony and evidence from both sides before making final decisions in the divorce judgment

No one should go it alone through this complex and legally meticulous process. The experienced California divorce attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are ready to deftly steer you through the process and defend your rights and desired goals through all legal proceedings.

Understanding California’s Community Property Divorce Laws

California considers married spouses as entering a contract that forms a “community” of two. As with all contracts, breaking it comes with legal implications. All property and financial assets accumulated during the marriage belong equally to the community regardless of whose names are on the accounts. A successful divorce in Huntington Beach requires the equal distribution of marital assets including the following:

  • The marital home and other real estate properties such as vacation homes and rental properties
  • Bank accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Cars, boats, and RVs
  • Shared or jointly owned businesses
  • Intellectual property
  • Valuables, artwork, electronics, antiques, and household items

Spouses may retain their separate property, including anything they owned prior to the marriage or inherited during the marriage as long as they didn’t commingle the property. Commingling includes granting a spouse access to an account or investing time and/or money into improving property and assets owned by a spouse. Spouses may have a claim on a portion of commingled assets.

It takes an experienced attorney to untangle separate from community property in a divorce in Huntington Beach to protect their client’s interests.

Contact (949) 688-8880 to speak with a Moradi Saslaw Huntington Beach Divorce Attorney.

Child Custody in California Divorces

California courts make all decisions in a child’s best interests, beginning with the presumption that continued close contact with both parents is in a child’s best interests. This is a rebuttable presumption. Your Huntington Beach divorce attorney from Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys can help you resolve child custody disputes with a mutually agreeable shared parenting plan. If you believe that limiting your spouse’s parenting time or obtaining sole legal and physical custody is in your child’s best interests, your divorce attorney must demonstrate evidence to the judge to show why that is in your children’s best interest.

How We Can Help You Navigate Your Divorce in Huntington Beach

At Moradi Saslaw, our years of experience in California divorces make us the best Huntington family lawyers to guide you through the complexities of the system and protect your best interests through the following processes:

  • The discovery process in which both parties submit full financial disclosures
  • Mediation and settlement meetings
  • Drafting a settlement agreement
  • Preparing for court if unable to resolve disputes
  • Gathering evidence and subpoenaing witnesses
  • Preparing for the final hearing and planning your testimony
  • Aggressively arguing your case and representing your interests throughout the final hearing
  • Interpreting the judge’s orders on your divorce decree

We believe in client advocacy with open communication throughout the process of divorce in California.

Reach Out to the Huntington Beach Divorce Lawyers at Moradi Saslaw Today

If divorce is the inevitable end to your marital journey and the beginning of a new stage in your life, contact Moradi Saslaw’s Huntington Beach divorce Attorneys today for a consultation so we can begin working on your goals for moving forward in as painless a legal process as possible. Let us put our years of experience behind your divorce case in Huntington Beach for the best possible outcome for your family’s future.

Areas We Proudly Serve Around Orange County, CA

Including but not limited to:

Aliso Viejo | Anaheim | Brea | Buena Park | Costa Mesa | Cypress | Corona Del Mar | Dana Point | Fountain Valley | Fullerton | Garden Grove | Huntington Beach | Irvine | La Habra | La Palma | Laguna Beach | Laguna Hills | Laguna Nigel | Laguna Wills | Lake Forest | Los Alamitos | Mission Viejo | Newport Beach | Orange | Placentia | Rancho Santa Margarita | San Clemente | San Juan Capistrano | Santa Ana | Seal Beach | Stanton | Tustin | Villa Park | Westminster | Yorba Linda