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California Law Firm Seeks Positive Outcomes in Family Cases

Bakersfield attorney addresses family law matters with skill and sensitivity

Since 1985, the Stephanie Falk Law Firm has helped clients navigate a variety of family law affairs. I provide a broad spectrum of litigation and mediation services, and take on cases involving divorce proceedings, child custody and visitation, child support. Practicing only in Kern County, with my more than 30 years of experience practicing law, you can rely on me to support you.

Respected attorney handles all aspects of divorce proceedings

California is a no-fault divorce state, which requires only a finding that there are irreconcilable differences that make the marriage no longer viable. There are timing requirements, however. You or your spouse must have been a resident for at least six months and, in addition, the divorce cannot be final until six months after your spouse received the paperwork. I can help you understand the process, including how spousal support is decided, and your rights regarding child support, child custody and visitation. I advise clients about annulments and legal separations.

Protecting parental rights in child custody and support matters

When there are children of a marriage, a court will decide on custody arrangements based on their best interests. Child support decisions can be quite involved, with each parent’s income, expenses and other factors taken into account in a rather complicated formula.

Dedicated attorney provides varied family law services

In addition to divorce and its related areas and juvenile proceedings, I handle:

  • Adoptions — There are different options for adopting a child in California, including independently or through private and state agencies. If you wish to add to your family through a domestic or international adoption, or if you are a stepparent seeking to adopt your stepchild, I can guide you through the process.
  • Minor's Counsel — In rare instances, a court may also appoint a minor's counsel to represent a child in divorce or custody proceedings to protect their interests. I often serve in this capacity in cases not involving my clients.

No matter what type of family law matter I am entrusted with, I put my extensive knowledge to use as I work towards an optimal resolution.

Contact a committed Bakersfield attorney for a free consultation

Stephanie Falk Law Firm in Bakersfield, California has provided family law services to clients since 1985. If you need experienced legal assistance, please call 661-324-4034 or contact me online for a free case consultation.