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Newport Beach Family Lawyers

Serving the Families
of Orange County
Since 1978

Sullivan Law & Associates provides exceptional legal representation in family law matters to those in Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas. Our family lawyers in Newport Beach assist clients with various family law matters including representation for divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, and more.

About SULLIVAN LAW & ASSOCIATES

Newport Beach Divorce Lawyers Providing Elite Family Law Services

Sullivan Law & Associates’ main goal is to provide skilled and expert legal advocacy and guidance to our clients. Founding Partner Richard Sullivan has practiced law and established our firm’s reputation as a premier Orange County law firm since 1978. There are few life events that have the potential to change your entire future like a family law matter. From completing a divorce to enacting a restraining orderour attorneys can effectively deliver superior results. To get started with a Newport Beach divorce lawyer, call our firm today at (949) 590-8100.

Personalized Legal Representation

At Sullivan Law & Associates, we understand that your family law matter is personal. As such, you deserve to have legal representation tailored to your specific needs. Our approach to family law matters puts our clients’ needs and concerns above everything else. At any point, if you require additional attention, assistance, or legal advice, we will go above and beyond to ensure we can exceed your expectations.

We also pride ourselves on our ability to provide our clients with comprehensive legal services with a personal touch. We do this because we want you to feel comfortable and assured as you move through the steps of your case. Our Orange County divorce attorneys understand how important the overall well-being of your family is to you. Whether you are faced with a divorcechild custody, or post-judgment modification issue, we know your family is your top priority. As such, we take your family law matter seriously. Our Newport Beach divorce lawyers are dedicated to ensuring you have the most effective and personalized legal representation possible to navigate your family law matter the best way you can.

DIVORCE

DIVORCE

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Property & Asset Division

Property & Asset Division

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CHILD CUSTODY

CHILD CUSTODY

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Child Visitation

Child Visitation

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CHILD SUPPORT

CHILD SUPPORT

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Spousal Support

Spousal Support

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Post-Judgment Modification

Post-Judgment Modification

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

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Fighting For The Families Of California

Sullivan Law handles complex matrimonial and family law matters with the utmost sensitivity, discretion, and privacy. No matter how complicated the case, our team of Newport Beach family lawyers have the expertise to guide clients through all aspects of their case, with particular knowledge in areas often affecting high net worth individuals, such as complex business and financial issues, above-guideline child and spousal support, intellectual property, interstate jurisdiction. We value client relationships, treating each client with the empathy and respect she or he deserves and as a partner in the process of moving forward.

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Sullivan Law provides a variety of family law services throughout Orange County California. If you have a unique legal issue, contact our office for a consultation.

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FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

We created this FAQ section to provide you with answers to more general family law questions in California. However, at Sullivan Law & Associates, our Newport Beach family lawyers can answer questions related to your case. Please call us at (949) 590-8100 or fill out the form linked here for more specific answers to your important questions. For more information about the family law process, visit our family law library.

When the court is making a decision regarding the custody of children, they take into account several factors that are seen to determine the best interest of the child. For help reaching the results that you need and want in your custody battle, you need an experienced legal advocate by your side.

The length of time that a divorce takes depends on your specific case. A divorce can take years if there are issues in making decisions between the spouses. To make the process as quick as possible, it is beneficial to have an experienced divorce lawyer in Newport Beach by your side to move the divorce matters along.

In California, child support is based on state law guidelines. These guidelines consider factors like: 
  • The monthly income of both parents
  • The amount of time the child spends with each parent
  • The existence of other children in each household
The standard child support percentage in California is 25% of the non-custodial parent's net income for one child. For two children, it's 40%; for three children, it's 50%; for four kids, 60%; and for five or more, a higher percentage is determined.

When going through a divorce, property division is one matter to be resolved. This is done by determining the property that is separate and what is community property. Community property includes all earnings, things and debts acquired during the marriage plus more. Once this determination is made, community property will be divided equally between the spouses. Separate property remains in the possession of the owner.

Yes. You are entitled to spousal support, alimony or alimony pendente lite during your divorce and after. A Family lawyer can advise you as what family law in California entitles you to. During our consultation, a family law attorney will be able to advise you as to how much you may be entitled to.

If the custodial parent is looking to move out of state, the court has to make a decision on the matter. The decision will depend on the best interest of the child. If the court sees that it is in the child's interest to stay in California and continue visitation with the non-custodial parent, moving may be out of the question. If you are the non-custodial parent in a situation like this, be proactive and make it clear to the court that you want to continue visitation with your child.

You may be able to receive spousal support if you are a dependent spouse, but the court will make this determination. The factors taken into account include:

  • The age of both parties
  • The length of the marriage
  • Ability to gain employment of both parties
  • The standard of living in the marriage
  • Both parties earning capacity

There are many other elements that can be involved in making spousal support decisions; it is beneficial to have an experienced family law lawyer to represent your case.

Once a dissolution of marriage is filed and officially served, the receiving spouse is granted 30 days to respond. California has a mandatory six-month waiting period after the official service date before the divorce can be finalized and signed by a judge in CA.

This six-month waiting period is designed to allow enough time to negotiate important details, such as alimonyproperty divisionchild custody, and support.

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