Divorce

Southern California Divorce Lawyers

Protecting Your Interests with Experience, Compassion, and Discretion

Regardless of how you came to this point, many issues must be resolved in a divorce. Law Offices of Hall & Lim protects your best interests while guiding you through the wrenching process. For every decision, we extend advice and support. For every dispute, we're behind you as strong legal advocates.

Free Phone Consultation: (310) 203-8411

We represent men and women of Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, and communities throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Arrange an appointment today to sit down with an experienced divorce attorney to discuss your goals and concerns.

Exploring Your Options Under California Divorce Law

We take the time to get to know our clients. Once we understand what's most important to you, we can devise strategies and pursue a course of action. Perhaps decisions about custody and visitation or child support are your chief concern. If your kids are adults or you didn't have any children together, the focus of your divorce may be on division of assets or spousal support.

Your divorce may take one of three paths:

  • Dissolution of Marriage ("absolute divorce") — California is a no-fault divorce state. Either party can file to legally end the marriage, and the only grounds required are "irreconcilable differences" or "incurable insanity." All issues of property division, custody, and financial support must be resolved before the decree is granted. Our divorce lawyers can help you work out an agreement through mediation and negotiation, or vigorously state your case in divorce court litigation.
  • Legal Separation ("limited divorce") — Legal separation is identical to a divorce, without the divorce decree. Property and marital assets are divided between the parties; child custody, visitation, and support matters are determined; and separate finances are established. We can advise you whether a divorce or a legal separation is the best way to protect yourself.
  • Annulment — Similar to a Catholic annulment, a legal annulment is a determination that the marriage was not valid in the first place. Assets may be divided differently than in a divorce, and you should consult a divorce attorney to see if you qualify. Grounds for annulment include: incestuous marriage; bigamous marriage; petitioner's age at time of marriage; prior existing marriage; unsound mind; fraud; force; and physical incapacity.

Compassionate and Discreet

We understand that you may not want the other spouse or family members to know you have consulted an attorney. Your discussion is kept in strictest confidence. We take the time to listen to your needs and goals, and explain the process step-by-step. We explore alternatives to litigation (mediation or collaborative divorce), but our dedicated divorce lawyers will aggressively protect your interests if your case goes to court. We have the knowledge to handle all related issues, including premarital agreements, paternity, and domestic violence.

Call our office today at (310) 203-8411 for a free phone consultation with an experienced divorce attorney who will keep your case strictly confidential. We accept major credit cards and our attorneys and staff are fluent in many languages.

Contact Us

Law Offices of Hall & Lim

16430 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 200
Encino, California 91436

(310) 203-8411 - Phone
(310) 203-8412 - Fax
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