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San Fernando Valley Divorce Lawyer

Providing the Premier Representation You Deserve During Your Divorce

Divorcing coupleDealing with marital troubles? Whether you have been planning to file for divorce or your spouse has already sent you divorce papers, it is crucial that you consult with a skilled attorney immediately to help protect your rights and interests.

At Joel S. Seidel & Associates, our premier firm is led by a Certified Family Law Specialist with more than 50 years of legal combined experience. This means that when you secure the representation of our firm, you receive the counsel of a San Fernando Valley divorce lawyer who is well-versed in the California Family Code including all its nuances and issues.

Additionally, the firm takes a team-based approach, where every case is handled by all three of our attorneys to ensure that no detail will be overlooked. Let us provide you with the competent representation that you need throughout your divorce proceeding. We are dedicated, knowledgeable, and always have your best interests in mind.

To learn more about our divorce attorneys in San Fernando Valley, contact us online or call (818) 435-3773!

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in California if Both Parties Agree?

From the date of the filing, it will take approximately six months to become finalized. Keep in mind, the case can take longer, however it will not be shorter. No case in divorce is every identical, and the amount of issues at hand will determine the total length. Services such as divorce mediation can dramatically lower the waiting time if both sides can mutually agree on issues such as custody, visitation, and support.

Does it Matter Who Files for Divorce First in California?

California does not give authority to the spouse that files first. Both spouses have equal footing in the case and will be given the same opportunity to present their arguments. California is a "no-fault" state, meaning you may only file for "irreconcilable differences". Depending on your situation, there may be minor advantages, such as having more time to prepare for the divorce, as you know it will be coming.

What Can I File for in California?

For decades, Joel S. Seidel & Associates has been helping hundreds of clients in a variety divorce cases. Our understand that every divorce case is different, which is why we always make sure to customize our legal strategies according to your needs and your family’s as well. Our San Fernando Valley divorce lawyers are also skilled in litigation. We have ensured peaceful, amicable settlements as well as provide aggressive representation to spouses in hostile situations. No matter what divorce case you are dealing with, our firm is on your side until the very end.

The divorce cases we handle include:

Get in Touch with Joel S. Seidel & Associates

Our San Fernando Valley Divorce Lawyers are committed to providing ethical and honest representation every time. When we take your case, it means that we believe that we can make a positive difference in your life. Whether your case is just in its inception phase, ongoing, or a hearing has already taken place, Joel S. Seidel & Associates can help. We can even assist you in filing for an appeal.

Contact one of our divorce attorneys in Northridge and Century City by scheduling an initial consultation at (818) 435-3773!

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The Premier Family Attorneys in Northridge

Led by a Certified Expert in Family Law & Divorce Matters
  • Certified Family Law Specialist

    The State Bar of California has named Attorney Joel Seidel a Certified Family Law Specialist, making him one of the few experts on the subject in all of California.

  • Customized Legal Strategies

    With decades of experience, our team is committed to crafting the ideal solution for your family situation. By listening to your needs and accounting for your goals, we make sure your case ends as happily as possible.

  • Team-Based Approach

    Our firm will collaborate on your case as a team. While you'll have a primary contact, all of our Los Angeles family law attorneys will be hard at work ensuring every detail of your case is handled well.

  • Ethical & Honest Representation

    We don't take claims unless we believe they have merit. In other words, we don't take your case just to bill you; we take your case because we have a chance to create a better situation for you.