Zeppy Attashian, Attorney at Law
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Areas of Practice
Adoption
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Collaborative Law
Divorce
Domestic Partnerships
Enforcement of Child Custody
Grandparents' Rights
Guardianships
Legal Separation
Modification of Child Custody
Modification of Child Support
Modification of Spousal Support
Paternity
Pre / Postnuptial Agreements
Restraining Orders
Spousal Support

Fresno Family Lawyer

My Goal: To Resolve Your Case Promptly & Cost-Effectively

At Zeppy Attashian, Attorney At Law, I understand that each client deserves honest answers, aggressive representation and the ability to attain peace of mind. My goal is to resolve your family law case as promptly and cost effectively as possible. Divorce and other family law issues can be some of the most sensitive matters a lawyer will handle during their time in practice.

Although any legal problem can be difficult and confusing, resolving a family dispute can be one of the most distressing legal matters a family could face. It can have a large impact on your life for many years, which is why it is imperative to secure knowledgeable and high-quality legal assistance from a Fresno divorce lawyer. My goal is to ensure that your case, no matter what type, is resolved in a manner that benefits your family.

Information about CA Family Law Cases

Refer to the following information to learn more about your situation.

Adoption
If you have decided to go through with an adoption, whether involving a stepchild - a child in the U.S., or a child in another country - it is essential to have an attorney by your side throughout the process. There are many types of adoption available, and the choices you make at this time can affect the remainder of your life. An attorney from my firm can be your guide through the adoption process.

Child Custody
In any type of divorce, the presence of children can significantly complicate the situation. The matter of which parent has physical and legal rights and responsibility over the child is called custody. The parent that does not have child custody can obtain a visitation schedule that will allow them to maintain a relationship with the child or children.

Child Support
The laws in California require that both parents provide financial support to their children, even after their marriage is dissolved. The court often requires the non-custodial parent to give monthly payments to the custodial parent to support the child.

Collaborative Law
For a divorce that effectively avoids litigious courtroom situations, a collaborative law divorce can be used to resolve disputes. Both parties will obtain separate attorneys who then help to resolve disputes that are presented. Find out if collaborative law is right for you!

Divorce
Divorce is the most common family law issue that my firm handles. The specific circumstances surrounding a divorce case will vary depending on the family and the specifics of their life situations. A successful divorce effectively terminates a marriage.

Domestic Partnerships
A domestic partnership in California refers to different situations. It often refers to a relationship between same-sex couples that is legally observed. Two individuals who have been living together as domestic partners and meet specific criteria can establish a permanent record of their relationship.

Grandparents' Rights
In some circumstances, the grandparent of a child whose parents are divorcing can have the right to apply for child custody. An attorney from my firm can help you understand what rights you may be entitled to in a specific circumstance.

Guardianships
Guardianship is appointed by the court for an adult to become legally responsible for the needs of a minor or an adult who has become incapacitated. Guardians are appointed in California to protect the interests of the child, including food, shelter, education and healthcare.

Legal Separation
The one primary difference between divorce and legal separation is that the former actually breaks the contract of matrimony. Legal separation addresses many of the same issues as divorce, including child custody, property division and spousal support.

Modification of Child Support
Child support orders can be modified after a divorce decree has been established in some circumstances. When the paying parent loses a job or the child changes schools, the child support order may have to be modified.

Modification of Spousal Support
In some situations, either party can request a modification of spousal support. When life changes take place to affect the financial circumstance of either the paying or receiving party, a spousal support order can be modified.

Paternity
When one party seeks to establish the identity of a biological father of a child, a paternity action can be pursued. The biological father can also take paternity action when he is fighting to obtain legal or physical custody of the child.

Pre- and Postnuptial Agreements
Some couples who are planning to get married or recently wed choose to obtain a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. The purpose of such an agreement is to make the divorce process simpler and less expensive in the case of dissolution of the marriage.

Restraining Orders
Some family law issues require restraining orders to be issued when one party fears his or her own safety. If you fear for your safety or that of your loved ones, you can speak with an attorney at my firm for legal support through this process.

Spousal Support
The dissolution of a marriage can often be financially difficult on one party who was dependent on the other throughout the relationship. The education and the earning ability of each spouse can be two primary factors of spousal support considerations.

Visitation
The non-custodial parent of a divorce agreement or decree may be entitled to receive visitation rights. Other parties, such as a grandparent, may also be to apply for visitation rights of the child involved in a divorce. The courts determine visitation based on whatever is in the best interests of the child and factors involving the parents.

How a Fresno Family Law Attorney Can Help You

In any legal matter involving the delicate relationships of a family, there can be long-term consequences if not handled properly. The issues that must be discussed involve finances, children, the family home, marital property and other important familial matters. It is in your best interest to approach your case with the presence of a legal representative.

Retain solid legal representation from a Fresno divorce lawyer at my firm today for the peace of mind you desperately need at this moment. I have an Avvo Rating of 7.0 - 7.9 Very Good and have the capacity to handle many types of divorce and family law cases. I can help you save time, money, and frustration, so contact my firm today!