Irvine Divorce Lawyer Providing Quality Legal Services
My firm, The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman, located in Orange and Irvine, California, is dedicated to a single proposition: Delivering the best possible legal representation to the people and families who hire me. I accomplish this objective by focusing my practice exclusively in family law and related matters. My commitment is to providing outstanding client service.
Contact my firm to arrange a consultation to discuss a family law concern including divorce, legal separation, or property division.
A cornerstone of the success of my legal practice is the personal interaction that I have with my clients. The best results come from a fully involved client. I am regularly available to answer client questions and take the time to be certain their concerns are addressed. My client-oriented practice assures that clients are fully involved in the legal process and well informed. A well-informed client is often my best ally in getting the case resolved. My emphasis on client service includes a commitment to personal attention and clear communication. I take the time to make sure that I understand the client's concerns and that the client understands his/her options.
Devoting my practice primarily to family law has allowed me to become experienced with many family law issues. I have seen how long court battles have a devastating emotional and financial impact on families and children. Therefore, I also use my training and skills in all my cases to attempt a reasonable, fair settlement without litigation. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, I am prepared to effectively litigate the case on behalf of my clients.
As a lawyer with a family of my own, I realize that the issues that my clients bring to my office are ones that are central to their lives and touch the very heart of those people I represent. I believe it is my job to be honest, compassionate and comforting to my clients, while at the same time aggressively representing their interests.
I enjoy the challenge presented by the new and sometimes controversial issues that my clients bring to me. I do not shy away from cases of "first impression." It is intriguing to be challenged and motivated by cases that are important to my clients and have new legal issues. With today's variety of family structures and advances in science regarding conception and paternity testing, there are many opportunities to face novel issues in the areas of adoption, paternity, surrogacy and custody.
I maintain a casual and friendly atmosphere at my two offices. My satellite office at 7700 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 800, Irvine, CA. 92618, along with my original location, provides convenience and accessibility for my clients, while also providing personal service.
I strive to exceed my client's expectations. My firm strives to deliver personal, economical services with the quality available at larger, more expensive and less personalized firms.
17291 Irvine Blvd., Suite 455
Tustin, CA 92780
Irvine Divorce Attorney Dedicated to Your Legal Needs
Many people are often unsure of what to expect after they or their spouses have filed for divorce. This uncertainty, combined with worries about child custody and property issues, can leave many people concerned about the future and looking for answers.
The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman provides clients with a full range of legal services designed to address divorce, legal separation and annulment concerns effectively and efficiently. With offices in Irvine and Orange, California, attorney Karen Beckman provides clients with the personal attention and experienced legal guidance they need during divorce.
Would you like to speak with an Irvine divorce lawyer about your divorce concerns? Contact The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman to arrange a consultation in her Orange or Irvine, California, office to discuss your family law matters.
Marital Settlement Agreements
Divorce attorney Beckman strives to reach marital settlement agreements without litigation. She is conscious of the emotional and financial strain that litigation can cause. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, she does not hesitate to vigorously represent clients in divorce court.
Whether in negotiation or in court, she will help you with every aspect of your divorce settlement, including:
-Property and debt division: California is a community property state. This means that property, assets and debts that were acquired throughout the course of the marriage will be distributed equitably, including pensions.
-Child custody and visitation: Courts generally favor arrangements that allow children to spend time with both parents. This can be settled between parties but may need to pass through court-ordered mediation if the parties cannot agree on the custody or visitation schedule. Children and divorce issues are often the most contentious, and the firm strives to protect clients' rights while keeping the children's best interests in mind
-Child support: Parents are obligated to provide for the needs of their children. Child support in California is based on specific guidelines that factor in income of both parents, time spent with the children, living expenses and other key issues.
-Spousal support or alimony: Spousal support and alimony provide financial support to a spouse during or after divorce or legal separation. Spousal support and alimony issues can be complicated because support is based on numerous factors, including the length of the marriage, income of each spouse and earning ability after divorce.
-Paternity: Married and unmarried parents alike may encounter the question of a child's paternity. The firm is experienced in the technical and legal areas of DNA paternity testing.
-Domestic violence: This sensitive issue can involve valid claims of abuse as well as false allegations of domestic violence. The firm works with clients on both points of the issue to ensure their rights are protected.
Attorney Karen Beckman can also assist you with post-divorce modifications of support orders. If you need help with one aspect of your divorce, such as the review of your settlement or legal help with a hearing, attorney Beckman offers limited scope representation. This allows clients to obtain legal help with the tasks they do not feel comfortable handling themselves without having to retain an attorney for every aspect of the divorce.
Orange County Annulments
In California, an annulment is not the same thing as a divorce or a legal separation. An annulment is a proceeding that, if successful, declares that the marriage was invalid. After an annulment, it is as though the marriage never occurred. You may consider an annulment if your marriage was entered into under a false pretense, misrepresentation or fraud, among other reasons. The evidence to obtain an annulment is fact specific. Attorney Beckman will answer all of your questions about an annulment in California.
Advice and Guidance From a Skilled Orange County Family Law Lawyer
Orange County family law attorney Karen Beckman works to keep you informed throughout your divorce, legal separation or annulment. Her commitment to personal service is demonstrated by her dedication to each and every client and his or her individual needs. Contact The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman to arrange a consultation.
Areas of Practice
-100% Family Law
-Custody & Visitation