California Family Law
California family law firm serving Los Angeles
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, the Law Office of Jennifer S.F. Lim can help. We have extensive experience serving families in the Los Angeles area. Our law firm provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support matters
- Divorce and annulment proceedings
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- QDRO’s and division of retirement benefits
We assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. Our law firm handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Our law firm will represent you in court proceedings to help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support and apply for other orders to meet your financial needs and protect your rights.
Child custody and visitation
Our law firm protect your parental rights to raise your children in a safe, healthy and happy home environment.
Our law firm can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in accordance with your standard of living.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our law firm can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Divorce and annulment proceedings
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can advise you regarding the applicable laws and help you obtain equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, support payments and child custody rights. If faced with annulment proceedings, we can advise you of the laws governing the validity of marriages and whether you are eligible for rights as a putative spouse.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Our attorneys are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of California to protect you from losing your parental rights or visitation rights when your child or your grandchild is placed in dependency court proceedings.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. However, thorough preparation and in-depth knowledge of the law is indispensable for negotiating a fair and equitable settlement.
QDRO’s and division of retirement benefits
We also assist clients by preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)’s for division of pension funds and retirement benefits and advise clients of alternative methods for equitable apportionment of retirement benefits.