There are numerous ways for you and your spouse to obtain a divorce without going to court. The method you select will be based on your interests and concerns.
Limited Scope Representation
When you hire (retain) an attorney you have the option of paying a high retainer for an attorney of record, or you can hire your attorney on a limited scope basis to perform unbundled services for a fraction of the cost.
Yes it’s true that sometimes couples are able to complete the whole mediation process for less than one court appearance.
Leslie works to ensure that there is a balance of power so that one spouse does not force the issue with the other spouse. Leslie Howell is an attorney who serves as a neutral mediator without choosing sides.
Child Custody/Child Support
There are a few ways to resolve your child custody case. Traditionally parents go to court and ask a stranger to order them to parent their child a certain way.
In California, both spouses are required to complete and exchange Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure packets. At Amicable Divorce Services, we offer professional document preparation packages.
Learn Before You File
Learn about the divorce process BEFORE you file your Petition. This could save you a lot of money and grief. Here at Amicable Divorce Services, we educate spouses who are considering divorce. At your initial consultation, you’ll learn about costs, timing, confidentiality versus public record, etc
What Are Options?
Litigating your divorce means that you are going to make court appearances and have the judge decide what happens to your money, property and children.
For more information, call Amicable Divorce Services at 626-351-1200 to schedule an appointment to discuss the differences between litigation costs and settlement costs.
Ready To Learn More?
Whether it is a child custody/support case, divorce or legal separation, you need an experienced lawyer that will make sure your interests are covered and protected. Leslie Howell is an experienced, dedicated and compassionate Family Law Lawyer.