Solving Complex Family Law Issues with Creative Strategies

Irvine Family Law Attorney

In an ideal world, no family would ever need a family lawyer, but in the real world, each family’s path comes with many twists and turns. To see your family safely through whatever obstacles and challenges arise, having an Irvine family law attorney in your corner is an invaluable resource. At Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys, we understand more than just family law in Irvine, we understand families—including our clients’ families from all backgrounds. Whether it’s a high-asset divorce in Orange County or a contentious custody case, the full-service Irvine family lawyers at Moradi Saslaw are committed to helping our clients resolve their family’s legal challenges with our clients’ best interests as our primary purpose.

Call the Irvine family law attorneys at Moradi Saslaw today or contact us online to set up a consultation on your case.

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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Why Choose Our Irvine, California Family Lawyers?

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, 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 Family Law 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.

 

Irvine Family Law Attorneys With a Track Record of Success

At Moradi Saslaw Family Law, we’re ready to hear about your unique legal case. We give personalized attention to our clients in all matters of family law in California, including:

  • Divorce and divorce litigation
  • Child custody
  • Modification of child custody
  • Child support
  • Paternity
  • Move-away custody disputes
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • High-asset divorce
  • Domestic partnership
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Assets and debts, and complex property distribution
  • Startups and equity compensation

Our experienced divorce attorneys are ready to hear any and all family law cases in Irvine to advocate for our clients’ rights in any matter of family law.

Call (949) 688-8880 to speak to a Moradi Saslaw Irvine Family Law Attorney.

 

Prenup and Postnuptial Agreements

Many couples have conflicting feelings about prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, but it’s helpful to consider that marriage is a legal contract as well as an emotional bond. Breaking that contract comes with significant consequences, especially in a state like California which requires spouses to equally divide their community assets during a divorce. Would you enter into any other type of contract with no preset terms or boundaries and no written and signed agreements to the terms?

Choosing a prenuptial agreement before marriage is the best way to protect both parties. A good way to think of a prenuptial agreement is as a sign of love. You set the terms for a possible future breakup while you’re still at your loving best. Those terms remain the same even if feelings change, so your past love and devotion do the decision-making later rather than your bitter feelings.

In a prenuptial agreement, both spouses define their separate properties and put guidelines and parameters in place for their future assets in the event of a divorce. The terms of the prenuptial agreement do not take effect until the marriage takes place.

In a postnuptial agreement, spouses who are already married decide to create a settlement agreement defining separate and joint assets and setting terms for the possibility of a later divorce or death while they are still married. A postnuptial agreement takes effect the minute it’s signed.

Well-executed prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are enforceable in California. At Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys, we understand the need for sensitivity and nuance when creating this type of contract. We have years of experience creating prenuptial and postnuptial agreements with creative solutions to common problems.

Divorce in Irvine Family Law Cases

Divorces in Irvine and throughout Orange County quickly become complex. With the valuation of significant assets and the need for financial forensics and full financial disclosures, many divorce cases become contentious and complicated. When child custody is thrown into the mix, strong emotions cause heated contention. Our Irvine divorce attorneys let our clients focus on the emotional aspects of divorce while diligently advocating for their rights in the legal aspects of divorce.

Call our Irvine family attorneys today to discuss your family law case with attorneys you can trust for your most important legal challenges.

Property and Debt Division

California is a community property divorce state. In California, married spouses become a “community” of two. Any assets or debts they accumulate during the marriage belong equally to both regardless of whose name is on the account, deed, or title. When spouses divorce in Irvine, California divorce law demands they equally divide their community assets, while retaining any separate assets. Examples of separate assets that are exempt from division and distribution include:

  • Any property, business, assets, valuables, or accounts that belonged to them before the marriage
  • Any property or assets they inherit during the marriage
  • Any property or assets gifted solely to them during the marriage

It’s important to have representation by a diligent attorney with meticulous attention to detail. Commingling of separate assets commonly occurs during a marriage that could entitle one spouse to a portion of the other’s separate assets. For example, if one spouse invests their money, time, or expertise into improving the property, business, or asset of another, they have a claim on their portion of the improved value. Granting a spouse access to an account is another example of common comingling.

Joint property in a California divorce is all assets, property, and debts accumulated during the marriage including:

  • Real estate property
  • Businesses
  • Intellectual property
  • Bank accounts, investment accounts, and retirement accounts
  • Vehicles, RVs, and boats
  • Artwork, antiques, and valuables
  • Household furnishings, appliances, and electronics

The distribution of assets in a divorce in Irvine may require a full forensic financial investigation and valuation, especially for divorcing spouses with high assets or complex portfolios. Asset division often becomes contentious. At Moradi Saslaw, we take a resolution-oriented approach to seek a mutually acceptable settlement agreement whenever possible but we always prioritize our client’s best interests. We are more than willing to assertively argue your side in court disputes when a settlement agreement isn’t possible.

Child Custody, Child Support & Spousal Support

The attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are well-versed in all aspects of divorce and family law. We are ready to navigate sensitive legal matters such as child custody—often the most emotionally turbulent and contentious matters of divorce. We also help non-married parents with child custody and child support, including establishing paternity and parental rights and obligations. We help our clients navigate the state’s requirements for child support according to both parents’ gross incomes, their shares of the marital assets, and the number of overnight stays each parent has with the children.

Finally, our attorneys are well-versed in California’s laws for establishing temporary or permanent spousal support orders, typically paid from a higher-earning spouse to a lower-earning spouse to prevent financial hardship or a sudden change in one spouse’s accustomed lifestyle.

Domestic Violence

No one should have to live with the threat of violence against themselves or their children. In spite of California’s no-fault divorce laws which require only the grounds or irreconcilable differences, domestic violence is an important issue during divorce proceedings, potentially impacting all aspects of divorce, particularly child custody.

If you or your children are the victims of domestic violence or threats of violence, your attorney from Moradi Saslaw is ready to help you with urgent matters such as emergency restraining orders, temporary restraining orders, and permanent restraining orders.

Modification of Existing Orders

Family court orders are binding and enforceable, but courts acknowledge that sometimes circumstances change. If you’ve experienced a significant long-term change in income, employment, health, or location, you may need to request a modification of existing orders or a post-judgment modification. Your full-service family lawyer from Moradi Saslaw will guide you through the process of requesting a modification of any of the following:

  • Child support orders
  • Spousal support orders
  • Child custody/visitation schedule
  • Spousal support

We provide honest, forthright counsel for modification of existing court orders so you understand your rights and obligations under California family law.

Filing a Family Law Case in Newport Beach

Whether you’ve decided divorce is inevitable or you have a child custody matter, child support obligation, or a spousal support matter, the Newport Beach family law attorneys at Moradi Saslaw are ready to help by providing experienced legal counsel and representation. Let us guide you through the process of a settlement or litigation in court so you maximize your chances of the best possible outcome for your family.

Contact an Experienced Irvine Family Law Attorney

If you need a family law attorney, you need ones who care about families and understand the impacts of family court decisions on the rest of our client’s lives. We treat every client’s case with the attention, compassion, and individualized strategy it deserves. Call (949) 688-8880 Moradi Saslaw Family Law Attorneys today so we can begin prompt action on your case.

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