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Get A Team Of 19 Aliso Viejo Divorce Lawyers On Your Side

Divorce is an incredibly stressful and complicated process. In your divorce, you will need all the best legal help you can get.  At Minyard Morris, our 19 Aliso Viejo divorce attorneys have almost 300 combined years of experience. This means that they have a time-tested record of obtaining successful case results. If you are dissolving your marriage and are ready to retain counsel you can rely on, we are ready to advocate for you.

How Does California Handle Asset Division in a Divorce?

California is a community property state. This means all assets acquired after the marriage are considered community property and subject to 50-50 division. You stand to lose a great deal if you do not have the right lawyer to advocate for you. We ensure all assets are evaluated fairly and that we determine which assets are separate vs. community property. Our lawyers also work accountants and other professionals to uncover hidden or misappropriated assets.

What Potential Procedural Paths Can You Expect In Your Aliso Viejo Divorce?

No two divorces follow the exact same path. The financial condition of our courts, and the resulting congestion, has caused increased delays in concluding divorces that require a trial. It is not uncommon for divorces to be continued multiple times, and for days in trial to be separated by weeks, or even months, due to other pending divorces in the same courtroom.

What Should I Look For in a Divorce Attorney?

When you are looking for an Aliso Viejo divorce lawyer to represent you, the fit is very important. You will want to look for many qualities, including:

    • An innovative approach to divorce
    • Experience in several methods of divorce
    • Prompt communication
    • A stellar reputation in the community
    • A record of favorable case results
    • An exclusive focus on family law and Orange County cases
    • A team approach

These are qualities that we offer in spades. In fact, we are known as the law firm that lawyers hire to represent them. After all, lawyers know who the best lawyers are.  This is a testament to our high client service and the in-depth knowledge of our team members.

Choosing the Right Divorce Lawyer for Your Aliso Viejo Divorce: What to Look for and What to Avoid

When selecting a divorce lawyer, it might be helpful to first identify what qualities or practices you should steer clear of. Ideally, you should avoid a lawyer who:

  1. Fails to understand or listen to your specific goals and objectives.
  2. Imposes their own views on your decisions rather than listening to what you want.
  3. Prolongs your divorce unnecessarily to increase billing.
  4. Comes across as more of a ‘salesman’ than a legal advisor.
  5. Lacks the necessary experience for the complexities of your case.
  6. Is too busy to dedicate the required time to your case personally.
  7. Promises to handle your case themselves but then passes it off to another lawyer— a classic bait and switch.
  8. Is overwhelmed and lacks the resources to manage a case with the complexity of yours effectively.

Conversely, here are the qualities you should look for in a divorce attorney:

  1. Shares and understands your objectives, ensuring they listen to and comprehend your needs.
  2. Demonstrates a commitment to resolving your case efficiently with a focus on making you a satisfied former client.
  3. Provides complete transparency about billing, the challenges your case may pose, and the potential outcomes.
  4. Belongs to a firm that is adequately staffed to handle all possible issues, yet is still small enough to offer personalized attention.
  5. Educates you about the various issues in your case, empowering you to make informed, logical, and thoughtful decisions.
  6. Earns your trust by prioritizing your best interests and showing genuine concern for the results of your case.

By focusing on finding a lawyer who embodies these positive traits, you can feel more confident in your choice and better supported through the challenging process of divorce.

Why Choose Minyard Morris?

At Minyard Morris, our dedicated family law attorneys bring a personal touch and collective expertise to every case. With thrice-weekly strategy sessions, our 19-strong team pools their extensive experience, unique to Orange County, to craft tailored solutions for our clients. We have honed our skills over 47 years, earning a reputation for decisiveness and excellence in both negotiation and litigation. Our practice is devoted exclusively to family law in Orange County, where we champion our clients’ interests in cities from Seal Beach to San Clemente. For local, specialized family law representation, trust our experienced team.

You can also use our website to learn more about who we are to help you decide which of the over 600 Orange County divorce lawyers to hire.  Use it to understand that the objective is not to retain “a” lawyer, it is to retain the “right” lawyer – the “right” lawyer for you.

Consult A Proven Aliso Viejo Divorce Attorney Today

Trustworthy counsel is not far. Please contact Minyard Morris today to get our effective services. You can schedule your initial consultation by calling 949-724-1111 or by using our online contact form.