Williams & Javellana, LLP

Chico Family Law Lawyer

Family Law Chico CA

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The legal practice area that is known as family law is one that takes care of any legal issues that occur within the family. These legal issues are often associated with divorce, including spousal support and what takes place with the children. It can also be associated with adoption, paternity or in gaining protection from abuse. If you are facing any of these issues within your family, you do not need to go through it alone. By contacting Williams & Javellana, LLP, you can get the assistance that is necessary to get through the process and the support that is needed to give you peace of mind. Here are some of the specific aspects of family law that are covered by Williams & Javellana, LLP.

Divorce – If you are facing a divorce, it can be a very stressful time in your life. Ending the marriage is not only going to be difficult because of the stress that is involved, there are also many legalities that are involved as well. In the state of California, there is a six-month waiting period that is associated with divorce. During the six months from the date that the divorce papers are served, you will not be able to get remarried and you will not be able to file taxes as a single individual. In difficult divorce cases, the amount of time that is necessary may exceed six months and the court system is not going to grant you the divorce until all the necessary paperwork is filed and the court is able to address any issues that are involved.

Separation – In California, it is possible to sign a separation agreement with your spouse or to get a legal separation. A legal separation is closer to a divorce but the marriage is not dissolved. In either case, it is something that would be best handled by a qualified attorney, such as Williams & Javellana, LLP.

Issues Involving Children – In the state of California, the court system is responsible for determining both child support and child custody in the case of a legal separation or divorce. They determine those factors by looking at what is in the best interest of the child. In order to make sure that everything is handled properly, you should have legal counsel. Although there are specific factors that are considered in the case of children, there are also circumstances which could make a difference in the outcome of the case.

Guardianship and Adoption – Both guardianship and adoption give legal rights to those that are acting in the best interest of the child. Both must be done through the court systems, but there are specific differences in what is involved. For example, the court may revoke guardianship rights if they feel that it is in the best interest of the child. When a legal adoption takes place, the court cannot revoke the adoption.

Divisions of Marital Assets – Both the assets and the liabilities associated with the marriage will need to be divided in case of a divorce. There are specific laws that govern this in the state of California, but there also factors which may make a difference in your case.

It is not necessary for you to face these aspects of family law on your own. By contacting Williams & Javellana, LLP, you can get the necessary assistance so that everything is handled appropriately and legally.


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Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015