Divorce Lawyer Rancho Cucamonga
We represent individuals involved in the dissolution of their marriages, including division of property and debts, child custody, child/spousal support, and restraining orders. Our experience in criminal defense, bankruptcy, and civil disputes, allows coordination of representation when these issues complicate the family break up.
Divorce Lawyer – Family Attorney
At The Law Offices of John D. Lueck, located in Rancho Cucamonga, we have been representing people involved in divorce, child custody, child/spousal support, and domestic violence in the Inland Empire, since 1976. We understand that any break up of a family relationship is traumatic, often causing deep emotional pain. We take the time to listen carefully to the details of your situation so we can tailor our representation to fit your needs. We carefully consider your personal and family circumstances, to craft a strategy to resolve your problems.
Often the end of a marriage is hastened by an arrest, financial problems, or a lawsuit. My experience in each of these fields can provide a strategy that takes these other issues into consideration. Financial and other legal problems, such as a an unaffordable mortgage payment, child and spousal support orders, judgments, and high credit card balances often stress an unhappy relationship to it’s breaking point.
My offer of a free initial consultation for each of these services, can often show the way to a comprehensive plan to restore life to what it should be, free from these worries and problems.
- Division of property and debts: California is a NO FAULT divorce state. You don’t need a reason to get a divorce, other than the fact you are unhappy in the marriage. Fault is not an issue, so even if one or the other has been unfaithful, property and debts are divided equally. This change in the law from 1972 changed the historic practice of hiring private investigators to follow the other spouse to gain advantage in the division of property, debts, and spousal support. The law also prohibits hiding assets, usually money, once the case is filed and served. The person hiding assets can now suffer the loss of the entire hidden asset. In earlier times, the wife got the house, with the sale and division many years later. This is usually not the case any more. Property is usually divided in kind when possible, and rarely differed unless there is an agreement.
- Child Custody: In earlier times, the wife usually got the children, the house, and a large support order. Times are changing. Many men are now awarded primary custody when they have been the primary care taker, and are often awarded much much more than the old standard two weekends a month, when they want to spend more time with their children. The law now mandates that both parents should have a meaningful relationship with their children as they grow. Fathers no longer have to take a back seat as they once did.
- Child Support: In earlier times, mothers got large child support orders paid almost exclusively by fathers. That is changing, with mothers no longer the presumed best parent to care for children. Now that women are achieving greater status in the workplace, more and more fathers are awarded custody of their children, and significant child support.
- Spousal Support: In earlier times, wives got large spousal support orders paid almost exclusively by husbands. With women achieving greater status in the workplace, more and more husbands are now awarded, significant spousal support. Also, the large spousal support orders that go on forever are fading away as well. A supported spouse in now expected to become self supporting. Failure to make a true effort to do so can result in termination or reduction of a spousal support order.Often temporary orders issued early in the divorce are dropped or greatly reduced because of the more rigid test now required of permanent spousal support orders (Family Code 4320).
Contact the Law Offices of John D. Lueck
We offer a free initial consultation to all clients on matters involving: Criminal Defense, Defense of Civil Lawsuits, Divorce – Family Law, and Bankruptcy. To set up a meeting, contact our office or call us at (909) 484-1963. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.