Family law matters are very sensitive, and it can be difficult to discuss personal situations with an attorney you have just met. This is fully understandable, and we take this dynamic to heart.
When you work with Ovando Bowen, you will immediately recognize our commitment to your well-being. We treat our clients the way we would like to be treated if we were on the other side of the desk, and we go the extra mile to obtain favorable outcomes.
When your marriage has suffered irreparable harm, a divorce can be the only option, but it is never easy. Your divorce settlement is going to have an impact on the rest of your life, but emotions can make it difficult to negotiate in a sober, balanced fashion.
This is where we can enter the picture to act on your behalf. Even if you and your spouse are going to part ways amicably, legal counsel is invaluable, and it is an absolute necessity if the divorce is contentious.
Alimony or spousal support can sometimes be part of a divorce proceeding. The spouse that is making more money will remit payments to their former spouse when alimony is ordered or agreed upon.
There is temporary alimony that is intended to help the lower-earning spouse get by while the divorce is being finalized. Permanent alimony is another possibility, and we can be engaged to protect your interests if you are involved in a spousal support dispute.
Child Custody and Visitation
A divorce is more complicated when there are children involved, and many couples are reasonable when it comes to the matter of child custody and visitation. They put the interests of the youngsters first, but in others, the two parties simply do not see eye to eye.
If you are embroiled in a custody or visitation dispute, we can gain an understanding of the situation, explain your options, and provide recommendations based on the circumstances.
Child Support Matters
Children have to deal with the emotions that go along with a divorce, and their lives can be further complicated by financial problems. Child support can make all the difference, but unfortunately, far too many people shirk this responsibility.
Even if the support payments are being paid, they may become insufficient, and sometimes people fall behind. This is a very important family law matter that we handle for our clients, and our track record of success speaks volumes.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
When there are significant resources involved, a prenuptial agreement can be beneficial for both parties. You can alternately enter into an agreement with your spouse after you are married, and this is an area of specialization for our firm.
We Are Here to Help!
In addition to these matters, we represent clients that are going through complex military divorces, and we work on adoption and grandparents’ rights cases. If you are ready to schedule a consultation with a Santa Ana, CA family law attorney, we can be reached by phone at 949-490-4884.