The end of a relationship is often emotionally draining and stressful, especially when there are children involved. The process can become exponentially more difficult when you also have to resolve dividing assets, determining child custody and child visitation, figuring out how to make ends meet and all the other facets that can accompany a divorce.
Our law practice is uniquely dedicated to helping you navigate this process so that you can make informed decisions that ensure the best possible outcomes for you and your children.
Whether you are contemplating divorce, or you have been served with a divorce petition, there may be several issues that you must resolve, including where you will live, child custody, child support and the division of your marital assets and debts.
We are experienced in all aspects of divorce, including cases involving the division of complex assets. Since the best outcomes are often achieved through negotiation, we are dedicated to obtaining the information you need to achieve a favorable outcome. When a compromised resolution cannot be reached, our vast litigation experience enables us to vigorously advocate on your behalf so that your rights are protected while obtaining the results you deserve.
It is often in the best interests of both parties in a divorce to negotiate a settlement out of court, avoiding an expensive, drawn-out legal proceeding where a Judge has the final authority on the terms of your divorce. Most divorces can be settled to both spouses’ satisfaction via a combination of correspondence, telephone calls, and settlement conferences.
It is vital to secure the services of an experienced divorce attorney to represent your interests as early as possible in this process.
Our firm is also uniquely qualified both to represent your interests in divorce mediation proceedings, and to provide divorce mediation services.
Our experienced divorce attorneys will work diligently to help you resolve your issues satisfactorily outside of court.
There are times, however, when a couple cannot agree on the terms of a divorce. It is absolutely essential to work with a knowledgeable, experienced divorce lawyer in this situation.
We will zealously pursue and defend your interests in a contested divorce – through complex negotiations if possible, or in court if a settlement cannot be reached.
Issues that may need to be resolved in both uncontested and contested divorces include:
CHILD SUPPORT, CUSTODY & VISITATION
We understand that a divorce can cause uncertainty regarding the stability of your child’s living environment and financial well-being. Our attorneys have a breadth of experience and the skill required to help you ensure the best interests of your children are served in your divorce settlement.
DIVISION OF ASSETS & SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Legally, the dissolution of a marriage usually represents a dramatic change in your financial status – assets that were once community property must now be distributed. Our family law attorneys will vigorously represent your financial interests, whether in the context of mediation, negotiation, or in a courtroom. Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove are also highly experienced & skilled with regard to issues pertaining to spousal support.
The dedicated, experienced divorce attorneys at the family law firm of Lurkis, Joyce & Del Bove, LLP represent clients in divorce proceedings and all matters related to dissolution of marriage throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.