AL Harvey Family Law

Family Law

We are here for you when you need any of the following:​​

  • Non Contested Divorce

  • Documenting Custody Arrangements​

  • Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements

  • Advisement on Divorce

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We know navigating through a divorce and/or custodial arrangements can be a difficult time in a person's life. We are consistent, patient, and professional, giving our clients the attention they deserve. An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients, so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal needs. Select an option below to get started.

AL Harvey Family Law

Common Questions

  • What is the difference between getting a divorce or an annulment?

In the eyes of the law, there are two ways to legally end a marriage: divorce and annulment. It is important to understand the difference between these two if you are seeking a permanent end to your marriage. Both parties do not have to agree to end the marriage for a divorce or an annulment to take place; refusal in the process does not stop the case from going to court. Read our free blog to learn more about the difference between getting a divorce and an annulment. 

  • What happens during the divorce process?

There are several different scenarios that can play out when you’re involved in a divorce. Of course, the first major question is, is it a contested or uncontested divorce? Read our free blog to learn exactly how the divorce process works.

  • How do I determine spousal support or alimony?

If you are beginning the process of a divorce, you are understandably facing a wide range of emotions while having many legal questions. It is important to understand the laws applying to spousal support when you’re entering divorce proceedings in order to fully cooperate and be prepared. Read our free blog to learn the difference between spousal support and alimony, how to calculate each, how long you can receive spousal support or alimony, and the best way to prepare to in order to reach a fair agreement.

  • What are the steps in the child custody mediation process?

If you are going through a divorce, and you and your partner have children under the age of eighteen, then child custody is most likely one of the issues you are most concerned with. In California, custody mediation is required by most courts before a court order is made. The child custody mediation process can be broken down into five steps. Read our free blog to learn the best way to prepare for the mediation process and then review the the five steps that make up the mediation process.

 

Christina LaPointe

Christina's work as an attorney has always been focused on helping others through what can be difficult stages or decisions in life.  For five years Christina assisted individuals through the process of divorce and custody of their children. Christina's calm demeanor and understanding help clients to feel comfortable in what can be the most important decisions of their life. 

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