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May is known as a month of transition, making it especially appropriate to discuss how a family law attorney can ease the process.. As a family lawyer in Orange County, we can tell you any month when a couple decides to either marry or separate is a month of transition.  Family lawyers supply services to smooth either step.  From Prenuptial agreements that iron out financial responsibilities of each party to adoption to divorce, we ease the process.

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family law attorney during the official month of transition

Family Law Attorneys Preparation of Prenuptial Agreements

Since we’re speaking of transition, let’s talk about the big step of getting married. Yes, you have enough other tasks to get ready for your big day, but what about your soon-to-be-joined finances?  Organizing financial responsibilities in and after the marriage can settle many financial concerns.  Including those financial responsibilities in a well-worded prenuptial agreement clarifies expectations over the life of the marriage.

Over 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce, and money is one of the biggest causes of marital discord.  Have the prenuptial discussion now while the transition is still wonderful and decide if you want a prenup too.  HFLG family lawyers are experienced at creating well crafted prenuptial agreements that stand the course of time and court.  Postnuptial agreements are also a service HFLG family lawyers are adept at providing.  Find out more by contacting us here or calling (949) 210-3270.

Family Law Attorney and Separation Agreements

People choose legal separation for several reasons.  It could be due to religious beliefs that divorce is wrong.  It could be to separate without losing health insurance benefits or military spouse privileges.  Legal separation does not end a marriage, but does separate a couple.  Unlike divorce, a legal separation does not have the six months residency requirement to complete the agreement. Neither do you have to be a three month resident in the county where you file.

Domestic Violence, Abuse, juvenile dependency, and Neglect

Sometimes parents cannot keep their child safe from domestic violence, other abuse, dependency or neglect.  If you are facing any of these matters, it is critical to seek advice from an experienced lawyer. A family lawyer can explain your rights and the courts rights.  They can also explain the process of protecting your child during this life-changing situation.


In general family lawyers help in five areas determined in a divorce.  Those include child custody and visitation, child support, division of debt, division of assets and spousal support.  The Hittelman Family law group includes experienced attorneys Steven Hittelman, Wayne Jones and Patricia Cyr.  HFLG guides clients through the Mediation, Collaborative or Court Divorce process from beginning to end.

Guardianship Proceedings

Sometimes other family members take on the role of parents for grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or cousins.  In this situation those guardians can ask the Probate Court to issue certain rights and responsibilities for the sake of the children. HFLG can help those families with the guardianship process.

Custody and Support

From custody to visitation, child support to spousal support, family lawyers at HFLG are instrumental in protecting your child’s wellbeing.  There are myriads of details to hammer out in any custody and support case.  The experience of the HFLG team of lawyers means you and your child get the representation you need. Experience the HFLG difference too.  Contact us or call (949) 210-3260  to learn more about how we can help you

Important Family Law Attorney Note

This article is not intended to be construed as legal advice. It is for informational purposes only, offering insights and awareness into the complex nature of family law. Speaking with an experienced family law attorney is an advisable way to make sure your rights are safeguarded.