The Law Offices of Gerard A Falzone provide outstanding service as a Hayward Family Law Attorney. We recognize that family law requires a special panache. Contrary to other aspects of the legal realm – where decisions are absolute – family law is comprised of multiple unique personalities working together towards an equitable solution. This is no easy feat, but it is one which Attorney Falzone believes is essential in order for couples and families to move forward with a sense of closure when all is said and done. Mr. Falzone works tirelessly to ensure that his clients’ needs are met and that their rights are respected.
A Hayward Family Lawyer with Vision and Expertise
There are multiple areas included under the Family Law umbrella, from the pre-nuptial agreements and domestic partnerships which forge unions, to the legal separation and child custody agreements which begin to dissolve them. Each one requires a certain level of vision and expertise in order for the best possible solutions to be worked out.
Pre-Nuptial Agreements. Sometimes, pre-nuptials get a bad rap. People may believe they are a pessimistic start to a relationship. However, much has changed in the past several decades which makes pre-nuptial agreements a wise choice for many potential spouses. California is a “community property” state, which means that once assets are joined and/or acquired together, they are equally owned by both parties. However, this law does not accommodate couples who are entitled to their own family’s inheritances, or who have children from previous relationships. A pre-nuptial agreement solidifies what is equitable and fair for all parties involved should the marriage come to an unexpected end – whether planned or unplanned.
Domestic Partnerships. Domestic partnerships are recognized by the federal government and respective states. They are imperative for long-time or same-sex partners who desire the same rights as married couples without the act of getting married. They make sure that couples can: make legal, financial, and/or medical decisions for each other, be entitled to each others’ health and retirement benefits, visit one another in the hospital, and receive inheritance benefits which are rightfully theirs. Domestic partnerships serve as legal protection from conflicting external forces.
Legal Separation/Divorce. Unfortunately, there are times when a marriage must be legally dissolved. In many cases, couples feel their case is straight forward and that legal counsel or representation won’t be necessary. Unfortunately, it is common for couples who move further into their divorce proceedings to realize they are in over their heads, or that they are being confronted by an unexpected curveball from the other spouse. The sooner individuals retain legal counsel and/or representation, the more efficiently, amicably, and affordably, their divorce proceedings can be over with.
Child Support and Custody. There is no more emotionally trying experience than when children are involved in divorce proceedings. Their feelings and security are of the utmost importance. Hiring an experienced and understanding family law attorney can ensure that children are as insulated from the hard parts as possible. Together, lawyers can come up with a fair and reasonable settlement which equally acknowledges everyone’s rights, most especially those of the children.
Contact Your Local Hayward Family Law Attorney for a Free Consultation
Your family law attorney will be privy to some of the most sensitive and emotional details in your life. It is important that you find a professional who is a good fit for you and your family. Please contact the Law Offices of Gerard A. Falzone to determine if Attorney Falzone is the right lawyer for your case.