FAMILY LAW

In cases of divorce and other family law issues, it is essential to have a lawyer who not only knows the law but who also cares about your case and your situation. 

The McGinity Law office handles a wide variety of divorce and family law issues:

  • Divorce and dissolution of marriage: Do you have all the information you need to make the best decisions about your divorce?  We, at McGinity Law can help you understand California law regarding dissolution of marriage, legal separation and divorce — especially the particular rules that apply if there are children from the marriage.
  • Child custody: As a parent, do you know your rights and responsibilities when it comes to child custody, parenting time and child support? We can answer your questions and help you preserve your relationships with your children.
  • Marital property division: In California, marital assets and debts must be divided according to the principles of community property. We can explain what that means and help you build a marital property settlement agreement that best suits your needs. We understand community property law inside and out.
  • Spousal support: Will your divorce involve alimony? We can help you understand when alimony is awarded, how much it may be and how long those payments may last. Finances can be a scary prospect upon separation or divorce.
  • Domestic violence: If domestic violence or abuse is an issue in your divorce, you need help immediately. We can can guide you. We represent spousal abuse victims in court. We also defend spouses who have been unfairly accused of domestic violence. We file petitions for and defend against civil protection orders and stalking charges.
  • Adoption: Whether you want to adopt your stepchildren or your family is considering adopting a child from another country, we can handle the legal aspects of the process for you from start to finish.