Dion Law Group

Dion Law Group

At the Dion Law Group, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber.

Firm Overview

The Dion Law Group specializes in providing you the most personalized service available. Our office is staffed with highly educated, competent people who understand your complicated problem. We will always be here to answer the tough questions about your legal issue. You will be dealing with people who take a personal interest in your case, and you will get the service and attention you deserve.

We understand that a legal problem can be one of the most stressful times in a person's life. So, we use interest based problem solving techniques in order to keep your legal fees as low as possible and find the best solution to your specific issue.

At the Dion Law Group, our goal is to provide you with courteous, expedient, professional service of the highest caliber. We have the skill and tools to handle your case as efficiently as possible in order to avoid unnecessary legal expenses.

Browse our website for more information about our office. If you have any questions, or would like to make an appointment for a no cost consultation, please call us at (805) 497-7474.

At the Dion Law Group, YOU always come first.
Main Office
Main Office
660 Hampshire Rd #216
Westlake Village  CA  91361
Phone
  • (805) 497-7474
Websites

Office Information

Office Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office Manager
Serena Dion
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Family
Our office will provide you with the quality, attention, and personal service you deserve. We also use interest based problem solving techniques in order to avoid unnecessary legal expenses and help find the best solution to your particular issue.
California is a "no-fault" state for divorce. That means a divorce is granted on the basis of there being "irreconcilable differences" in the marriage.

A couple wishing to divorce can negotiate property settlements, child custody, support, and other details. The court will usually approve such agreements as long as they do not violate the law or public policy. Financial settlements regarding divorce are most often based on need, ability to pay and income, and any special circumstances the judge may take into account. If an agreement cannot be reached, the issues can be taken to court in order for a judge to decide.

Your attorney's job is to represent your interests by serving as your advocate and by knowing the procedures to follow and the papers to file in court. Often, two people who are in the process of dissolving a marriage are very emotional and unable to negotiate calmly and rationally. Neither party can knowledgeably agree to a divorce settlement without being properly advised about their legal rights. Both parties should fully understand any divorce settlement and how the court would likely proceed in the event an agreement is not reached. By providing both practical and legal advice, an attorney can help at all stages of divorce proceedings.

Selecting a lawyer is a very personal matter, similar to selecting your doctor. You need to be comfortable with the services your attorney is providing you. You may want to ask a friend, relative, or co-worker to recommend someone he or she knows and trusts. If you need help finding a lawyer you can also call the county bar association. The internet and an attorney's website may also provide information about an attorney. The bottom line is to hire an attorney you feel comfortable with.

The same lawyer cannot represent both parties in a divorce action. Only by having separate attorneys can the parties be sure their particular interests are protected to the fullest extent possible. In certain circumstances, (for example, when no part of the divorce is contested), a lawyer representing one of the parties may prepare all the paperwork and filings, but that lawyer cannot represent both parties at the same time.

The fee for divorce depends on a number of factors, including whether the divorce is contested, whether children are involved, property or debts to be divided, how willing the parties are to negotiate, and the amount of time the lawyer must spend on the case.

Kathryn Clunen

License
  • Bar Number: 234628
    California , 2004

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