Law Offices of William C Behrndt III

Law Offices of William C Behrndt III The Law Office of William C.

Behrndt assists families in all aspects of family law and criminal defense by providing expert legal advice, effective negotiation, and as needed, aggressive litigation. There are some matters that require an aggressive litigator, while other matters require artful and perhaps amicable negotiations and settlement.


Do you need help with child custody arrangements in the midst of a separation? Contacting a divorce attorney can help you set up a custody schedule that works for your specific needs and allows each parent to see your children regularly.


One of the most frustrating aspects of divorce is the extensive amount of paperwork both parties must file to make the separation legal. Hiring a divorce attorney is ultimately the best way to ensure proceedings run smoothly.


Do you feel comfortable working out a voluntary arrangement for the custody of your children with your spouse? A divorce attorney can make sure the judge is aware of all pertinent issues, particularly if the situation becomes heated.


Top divorce attorneys take the time to explain the legal details pertaining to your case, gather any necessary evidence, prepare the briefs and petitions, and be ready to stand in front of a judge on your behalf.


Are you interested in the quickest way to legally separate from your spouse? A divorce attorney can explain the rules in a no fault divorce and how long you must be separated from your spouse to qualify for a divorce.


A divorce lawyer can help you settle issues in court such as alimony, custody if children are involved, and the dissolution of property between you and your spouse. An attorney can also help mediate issues between parties regarding these issues.


Did you know that a divorce attorney can help you get a temporary order to determine who lives where during divorce proceedings? If there are children involved, this temporary order may also include custody and temporary child support.


If you have children, that adds a significant issue to your divorce case. There are many more options than joint custody, though that may be what works best in your situation. A divorce attorney can explain all the options.


The more you and your spouse can agree on before involving an attorney, the easier (and less expensive) your divorce will be. If your divorce is amicable enough, consider using mediation to help come to an agreeable settlement.


Most people wouldn't choose a doctor without first talking and meeting with him and his staff. The same should be true with a divorce attorney, who will guide you through one of the most important times of your life.


When hiring a divorce attorney, search for one with extensive experience in dealing with the divorce laws for your state. These tend to vary drastically, so it is important to find an attorney who is familiar with the specific laws for your state.


During a divorce, one of the most stressful aspects can be trying to communicate with the other party. A divorce attorney can reduce communications between you and your spouse, which can make things much less stressful.


In working with your divorce attorney, you have the final say. Your lawyer can only advise you on the best course of action to take, but the decision is yours to make.


Always strive to be the ideal client - calm, collected, professional, and well-prepared. By adopting this mindset, you will develop an excellent working relationship with your divorce attorney.


A divorce lawyer often is invaluable even after the divorce. What if you lose a job? Or your ex doesn't follow custody rules or is late with payments? A divorce lawyer can help you with those and other issues.


When a husband and wife divorce, the marital estate must be divided equitably between the two. Hiring a divorce attorney can make this process much less stressful, since he or she can represent your interests in and out of court.


When dealing with a divorce, an attorney is a necessary asset, since he or she can walk you through each step of the process and help you make the best decisions possible during your separation.


If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement on the division of property, the court will order mediation. Mediators will try to persuade the parties into reaching an agreement, but they cannot force you to do anything against your will.


One of the best ways to make sure you are happy with a divorce attorney is to ask for testimonials from current and previous clients. These can help you choose an attorney with many positive reviews, which can help ensure you are happy with his or her work.


Divorce can be a financially and emotionally exhausting process for all involved. A good divorce attorney will help you understand and focus on the necessary issues of your case without losing sight of the emotional nature of the proceedings.


An experienced divorce attorney knows how to negotiate on your behalf so you end up with an agreement that you can live with, even though it may not be perfect.


In a contested divorce, you should always assume that any statement you make is recorded. Do not say anything in person, over the phone, or on a voice mail that you would not want the court to know about.


How important is a divorce attorney? The truth is, a divorce attorney is trained to help ensure you begin your new life in the best financial shape even if your ex-spouse is fighting against you every step in the process.


If you do not want to jeopardize your case, do not take money out of jointly held accounts from separation through finalization of divorce. If your ex can prove that assets were hidden during the divorce, it could damage your case with a family court judge.


The majority of divorces are concluded by an agreement of the involved parties. In most cases, both attorneys will review the inventories and discovery materials, and then confer with their client and opposing counsel to propose a division of the marital estate.


Be honest with your divorce attorney. Don't hold back any relevant information, even if you feel it's personally embarrassing. Your lawyer can't protect you or look after your best interests if he's only armed with half the facts.


Be sure you have current documentation about all shared assets and liabilities from the marriage, as well as proof of your income, recent tax returns, and other pertinent information.


When you are in the midst of a divorce, it is important to set specific goals for yourself. Working directly with a divorce attorney can help you set and achieve these goals and help you know what to expect throughout your divorce.


You've just received papers requesting a divorce from your spouse. What happens now? Contact a divorce attorney, who can walk you through every step of the divorce process, so you know exactly what to expect.


Expect your attorney to act professionally, take a strong interest in your case, and develop a strong strategy to which you have complete access.


Have your priorities outlined for your attorney. If you simply want to see your children every day and property is unimportant, let him or her know. If your attorney knows your priorities during litigation, he or she can act accordingly.


Respond to requests for information from you divorce attorney in a timely manner. Neglecting your responsibilities or adopting an indifferent attitude will hamper your attorney in his or her performance.


You should always be mindful of the impression you make on the people involved in your divorce. Family law can be rather subjective, and much of it is based on the opinions others might form of you.


Keep in mind that a divorce is basically a business transaction, and your attorney should not be put in the role emotional or social counselor. That is what mental health care professionals are for.


Do you understand the differences between spousal support and child custody payments? A divorce attorney can explain the divorce process, and after learning about your situation, explain what you likely will receive in the divorce settlement.


2230 W Chapman Avenue, Ste 109
Orange, CA

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