Solving Complex Family Law Issues with Creative Strategies

Irvine Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a challenging process, both emotionally and legally. No one walks down the aisle expecting the journey to end in an Irvine divorce court but when life makes changes to a couple’s goals for the future a skilled Irvine divorce attorney can help to minimize the distress. The Irvine divorce lawyers at Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys are a full-service family law firm specializing in high-asset divorces and other common aspects of divorce in Orange County.

If you’ve come to the conclusion that divorce and a new start is the best way forward for your family, call or contact the Irvine divorce attorneys with decades of combined experience and a winning track record in the most complex divorce and child custody cases.

Why Choose Our Irvine, California Family Law Lawyers?

We are a full-service Irvine 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, from doing an analysis of dividing stock options and restricted stock, untangling limited partnership interests, or even working with a forensic accountant.
  • We’re well-versed in custody matters: 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.

Meet Moradi Saslaw

Your Irvine 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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Types of Divorce Cases in California

The Irvine divorce lawyers at Moradi Saslaw offer individualized attention and support throughout all types of divorces in California, including the following:

Contested Divorces

We wish all Irvine divorces were amicable to minimize distress on families, but contested divorces are more common in California. A contested divorce case means spouses cannot agree on one or more terms in the divorce, such as:

  • Determinations of separate vs. marital assets
  • The division of marital assets
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Spousal maintenance (alimony)
  • Retention of the family home

A contested divorce case in Irvine requires spouses to come to court with diligent, dedicated Irvine divorce attorneys litigating for their desired outcomes and rebutting arguments from the other side.

Uncontested Divorces

An uncontested divorce is one in which both spouses agree to all terms and draft their own divorce settlement agreement for asset distribution, child custody, and other aspects of divorce without the need to argue in court. An uncontested divorce case in Irvine is more amicable and saves time and expense, but still requires meticulous paperwork, strong negotiation skills, and experience navigating California’s legal system.

Domestic Partnership Dissolution

Domestic partnerships sometimes end, just as marriages. They also require similarly complex legal procedures for asset division and child custody. Contact an Irvine divorce attorney for help with legal navigation with your best interests in mind.

Collaborative Divorce

A collaborative divorce is one in which both parties agree to a series of meetings with their Irvine divorce attorneys to resolve issues and come to equitable divorce terms in a more peaceful and private manner through divorce mediation. Both spouses agree to keep their divorce out of the courtroom and public record and keep it between themselves and their Irvine divorce lawyers.

High Asset Divorces

Many spouses in Irvine have high net worth. High-asset divorces involve complex forensic accounting in order to equally distribute marital assets and properly identify separate assets that remain exempt from division. Usually high asset divorces mostly involve property division.

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

Child Custody and Child Support in Irvine Divorces

Child custody is often the most heated aspect of divorce in Orange County. When spouses disagree about what living arrangement is best for their child, a judge must decide for them. Courts in California always make decisions in the child’s best interest. With a resolution-based approach to child custody, an experienced Irvine divorce attorney from Moradi Saslaw can help demonstrate that your goals for child custody are in the best interest of your child.

California courts acknowledge that every parent has the obligation to support their children. Child support orders serve to minimize the disruption to a child’s accustomed lifestyle. The state uses a child support calculation formula to determine the amount of support paid from one spouse to the other, but ultimately a judge may adjust the amount with good cause. The state’s formula for child support involves determining both parents’ total incomes and the amount of parenting time each parent has in the custody schedule.

Division of Marital Assets in an Irvine Divorce

Asset division is another hotly contested issue in divorces in Irvine and throughout the state. When spouses divorce, they must fully disclose their financial assets, separate marital assets from their separate property, and then equally distribute assets belonging to the marital “community.” This can be complex in any divorce, but especially in high-asset divorces with property division. An experienced divorce attorney in Irvine can accurately identify separate assets such as:

  • Real estate property, valuables, personal items, and accounts belonging solely to one spouse before the marriage
  • Assets inherited by a spouse during the marriage
  • Assets and valuables gifted to one spouse alone during the marriage

All assets and debts accumulated during the marriage are marital assets subject to equal division and distribution to both spouses, including:

  • Real estate property
  • Bank accounts
  • Businesses
  • Retirement accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Vehicles, boats, and RVs
  • Valuables, antiques, artwork, collectibles, and household items

The separation of marital and separate assets is rarely as straightforward as it seems. Married spouses purposely or unintentionally commingle many assets, giving one spouse a valid claim on a portion of assets the other believed to be theirs alone. For example, if one spouse gives the other access to an account or if one spouse invests time and/or money into property belonging to the other, they have a valid claim to a portion of the asset.

Contact an Irvine Divorce Lawyer at (949) 688-8880 to help you legally navigate this process.

Spousal Maintenance in California

Temporary and permanent spousal support (alimony) orders are common in Irvine divorce cases. Your Irvine divorce lawyer from Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys will guide you through your rights and obligations under California divorce law. Spousal support serves to bridge a gap in income between two divorcing spouses during the divorce process, and often going forward post-divorce until the lower-earning spouse becomes fully self-supporting.

Reach Out to Our Award-Winning Irvine Divorce Lawyers Today

If you’ve decided that divorce is inevitable for your family, or you’ve been served with divorce papers by your spouse, you need a compassionate and proactive law firm on your side. Call our Divorce Attorneys from Moradi Saslaw’s Irvine office today. We’ll treat your family law case as though it’s our own.

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