Guiding You Through Divorce And Separation

Divorce is an extremely important step in a person's life — not just from an emotional standpoint, but also from a legal perspective. Your divorce should be handled in a way that is customized to fit your life and your needs. If your lawyer never takes this into account, you could be left with a final agreement that makes your life very difficult.

At Thomas Law Offices, we place great emphasis on personalizing the divorce process. We will listen to your goals and your priorities and strive to achieve an outcome that addresses them. With nearly 10 years of experience guiding individuals in Woodland Hills and Newport Beach through the divorce process, we know how to think outside the box to find the right solution for you.

We have an intimate understanding of complex and high-asset divorces. Visit our High-Asset Divorce page to learn more.

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce: Which Is Right For You?

California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that you no longer need to show that one party is at fault for the breakdown of the marriage. This makes filing for divorce much easier. The next step is determining what type of divorce you will pursue — something we will help you with. There are two types:

  • Uncontested divorce: In an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse must agree on every aspect. The agreement can be written with the oversight of an attorney, and the divorce may be granted.
  • Contested divorce: If you and your spouse disagree on the terms of your divorce — even if it is just one aspect — your divorce will be considered contested. There are several ways to work through a contested divorce, including mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as litigation.

Attorney Kendra Thomas is an aggressive litigator who has been called a pit bull in the courtroom. If litigation is the best way to handle your divorce, she will be prepared to fight for you.

What Is Legal Separation?

Legal separation essentially ends a relationship without terminating the marriage. Some people choose legal separation over divorce for religious purposes or to maintain certain benefits that come with marriage.

Like divorce, those who go through legal separation must work out an agreement that addresses child custody and visitation, spousal support, property division, and other important factors.

Get Started With A Free Initial Consultation

We will help you build a road map that leads to a successful divorce. Call us at 818-538-8637 or send us an email to schedule an appointment. Nous parlons français.