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Palm Springs Family Law Attorney

From divorces to child custody problems, most family law issues are emotional and overwhelming. Because of this, many of these kinds of cases become complex quickly. That’s why having an expert family law attorney familiar with your situation and its legal aspects can help you greatly. If you’re looking for an experienced Palm Springs family attorney, don’t wait to see how the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers can help you.

The Law Offices of Athina K. Powers: Palm Springs Family Law

As a California State Attorney and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Attorney Athina K. Powers can use her extensive knowledge along with her analytical and negotiation skills to best represent each case that she takes on. With over three decades of experience practicing the law, she has helped hundreds of individuals across Southern California get through difficult times. At the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers, we provide a safe, welcoming environment where you can trust that your family law matters will be handled with care and expertise.

What Is Family Law?

Family law is a specific field of law that focuses on family and domestic relations. It prioritizes the protection, privacy, and rights of individuals in their personal relationships. Family law encompasses a broad range of areas that our team can assist you with, including:

Divorce

Divorce is rarely simple for anyone involved. From dissolving your marriage to having to make important decisions for your future, the process can be overwhelming for anyone. In California, the average divorce takes at least 6 months to complete and must go to court multiple times. It also requires spouses to come to agreements on child support, child custody, spousal support, and property division. Because of this, having a family law attorney on your side can help make the divorce process much easier for you.

Child Custody

Child custody refers to the legal rights parents or guardians are given regarding their children. There are two main types of custody, both of which can be either sole or joint:

  • Physical custody – gives a parent the right to have a child legally live with them. If a parent is granted sole physical custody, the children will live with them full time and the noncustodial parent may be granted visitation time. If parents are awarded joint custody, the children can live with both, and they can come to an agreement on a schedule that works best.
  • Legal custody – refers to the right of a parent or guardian to make important decisions on behalf of their child. These decisions can be about the child’s welfare, schooling, health, religion, and more. If a parent is granted sole legal custody, only they have the right to make these decisions. If parents are granted joint legal custody, they both may make these kinds of decisions.

Child Support

At the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers, we have handled a wide range of child support cases, both inside and outside of divorces. Child support is a legally required payment made from one parent to the other to help take care of their children. The total amount paid is determined by the court which takes multiple factors into consideration, such as both parents’ incomes, whether one parent has sole physical custody, how many children there are, how old the children are, and more. Whether you’re looking for help getting the funds you and your children deserve or you need an order enforced, our team can represent you in a Palm Springs child support case.

Spousal Support

Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, is a payment made from one ex-spouse to the other after they divorce to help ensure both parties can continue to live comfortably. While spousal support is not required in every divorce case, it is often needed if there was a large difference between the income of both spouses. If you believe you’re eligible for spousal support and you’re not receiving your payments, talk to our team to see how we may be able to help.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a dangerous matter that is taken seriously by the state of California. At our firm, we believe that every individual, no matter their age, gender, or income, deserves to feel safe. A family lawyer can help with court proceedings, including obtaining a restraining order, if necessary. If you or someone you love are experiencing domestic violence in Palm Springs, California, do not wait to find the legal protection you deserve and contact our firm immediately.

Paternity

Proving paternity can make a large difference in the lives of mothers, fathers, and children alike. If paternity is proved, a father may be able to receive custody rights, a mother is able to receive child support payments, and children often get to create a relationship with their father. No matter what the reasoning, the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers can assist you.

The Advantages of Working With a Family Law Attorney

When it comes to family law matters, it’s best to work with a lawyer that you can count on. Attorney Athina K. Powers not only has a wide range of experience and knowledge of the law, but she is also committed to fighting for the best possible outcome for each of her client’s cases. By working with our firm, you can trust that your case will not only be handled with care but that we will work to find a resolution unique to your situation. We can provide you with compassionate support, negotiate important case matters, represent you in court, help navigate you through the different legal processes, and more.

Palm Springs Family Law Assistance

No matter the family law issues you’re dealing with, our team at the Law Offices of Athina K. Powers is prepared to evaluate your situation and see how we can help you through it. From child support issues to trying to prove paternity, our firm has helped countless clients find resolutions to their troubles. For more information on our family law services, contact us today to schedule a consultation.