Divorce Law & Family Law
Representing Clients in San Diego, Southern California and Colorado
Bonnie Stokes Soria, PC's expertise in business and real estate law recently led the firm to open its doors to clients seeking representation in the family courts in the greater San Diego, California area.
Oftentimes couples seeking a divorce are able to seek a divorce decree amicably through mediation. However, there are times when you need focused and strategic representation in order to protect your best interests and ultimately, in order to protect your family. Legal disputes involving family law can be emotionally exhausting. Attorney Bonnie L. Stokes is empathetic, yet no-nonsense. Ms. Stokes will help you create a focused plan based on your goals and will be there to assist you each step of the way. With two children of her own, she is specifically sensitive to protecting children throughout difficult legal processes.
Divorce and Family Law Practice Areas:
Dissolution of Marriage
Attorney Bonnie L. Stokes understands that going through an online divorce is one of the most difficult times in a person's life. With emotions running high, it is important to have someone in your corner who can help you make the best decisions; decisions that will undoubtedly impact your family, your assets and your finances. No matter the scope of your case, Bonnie Stokes Soria, PC will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure that your agreements, custody arrangements and property divisions are fair to you and your children.
Complex Property Distribution
California is a "Community Property" state. This means that "all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the marriage" is the property of both spouses. During the divorce process, the court will determine what, if anything, is characterized as separate property.
Spousal and Child Support
Support may be ordered to be paid by either or both parties, and is decided based on a comparison of their net income. Child support is determined based on the best interests of the child or children, and generally lasts until the child or children are 18 years of age. Child support is calculated based on the earning capacity of each parent, the number of children, the amount of time spent with each parent and medical, education and other expenses. The parents can also agree together on a different measure of spousal and child support and the court will generally approve an amicable agreement if that agreement is in the best interest of the child or children.
Other Divorce and Family Law Practice Areas:
- Complex Custody and Move-Away Cases
- Domestic Partnerships
- Premarital and Postmarital Agreements
- Post-Divorce Support and Custody Modifications
- Enforcement of current orders
- Department of Child Support Services
- Amicable divorces
- Stepparent adoptions
- Marvin claims
- Domestic partnerships
- Same sex marriage
- Restraining orders
If you need assistance with a Divorce and/or Family law matter, contact an attorney at Bonnie Stokes Soria, PC immediately to protect your interests.