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When seeking a California divorce, you and your spouse will need to reach a settlement on the outstanding issues arising from this legal process. These generally include child custody and support, asset and debt division, and spousal support. Most couples reach a settlement agreement outside of court through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation. This agreement can be reached at any point in the divorce process, such as right after filing or while the legal process is ongoing. Couples who cannot agree on settlement terms will need to proceed to trial, where the court will make a final decision on the unresolved issues.
If you need help with reaching a fair and just marital settlement agreement, you can count on Furubotten Law for skilled guidance and representation. Our founding attorney has resolved countless settlement agreements through negotiation, mediation, and litigation since the inception of her family law firm in 1996. Attorney Denise A. Furubotten uses a holistic approach, looking at the unique circumstances and dynamics of each family in helping clients resolve these often emotionally charged and complex divorce issues.
Marital Settlement Agreements in California
Marital settlement agreements are also referred to as property settlement agreements and divorce settlements. They are written statements that both sides agree to and sign detailing how all divorce issues will be resolved and handled. Coming to terms on all of the issues related to your divorce with your spouse has the advantage of reducing or eliminating the need for litigation. When settlement agreements are worked out by the two of you and put into writing, it is more likely that both sides will comply with the terms.
The issues that can be outlined in these agreements can include not only child-related, support, and property matters, but also additional matters such as:
- The division of marital debt
- The disposition of the marital home
- The disposition of family pets
- Health insurance and other insurance matters
- The disposition of pensions and retirement accounts
- The disposition of family-owned businesses or other business interests
- How to resolve future disputes
If you and your spouse agree to your marital settlement on your own without the benefit of legal representation, we recommend that you turn to our lawyer it. Because California is a community property state, the division of marital property can be a complex issue. We can ensure that your property rights have been protected, that your custody arrangements are fair and in line with your child(ren)’s best interests, that your agreement is up to legal standards, that its language is clear, and that nothing has been omitted. It can then be submitted to the court for approval, after which it can become a court order as your final divorce judgment.
Reach out to Furubotten Law via our online request form or by phone at (714) 266-3400 to arrange for a complimentary consultation with a Huntington Beach marital settlement agreement attorney.
Our founder and President, Denise A. Furubotten, has been in practice for more than 25 years and has represented thousands of clients throughout the State of California. She is admitted to practice in State and Federal Courts and is currently a member of several regional Bar Associations. She is respected by Courts and colleagues alike.Learn More
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