Assisting Clients With Divorce, One Case At A Time

There are few legal matters as difficult and emotionally trying as filing for divorce, which is why it is typically best to seek knowledgeable legal counsel to guide you through this complex and challenging process.

At The Law Offices Of Kieran P. Brown, we are dedicated to helping our clients and their families move forward following divorce. Our attorneys ― Kieran P. Brown and Samantha K. Waller ― have more than 32 years of combined legal experience, meaning they are not only skilled negotiators, but accomplished litigators as well. Indeed, you would have a difficult time finding a team of family law lawyers with more courtroom experience.

We can assist you with every aspect of your divorce, including child custody, division of property, spousal support and child support, just to name a few. We are also quite familiar with the ever-evolving laws governing same-sex divorce in California. No matter your divorce- or family-related legal issue, we can help.

The Law Offices Of Kieran P. Brown serves clients throughout Orange County and South Los Angeles County, including Norwalk, Whittier and Long Beach. To schedule a FREE initial consultation to discuss your divorce, call us at 562-888-5238 or email us online.

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We Seek Settlements When Possible, But Litigate When Necessary

In many divorces, we find that our clients are best served if we are able to settle cases without having to go to court. This approach is beneficial for two reasons: It spares you and your children from having to endure unnecessary court proceedings and keeps costs down. After all, a lengthy court battle can be quite expensive. Better you use this money to help you and your family than to pay for otherwise avoidable litigation.

If a settlement is not possible, however, we possess the experience needed to go to court and fight for you. Simply put, we can assist you regardless of the circumstances.

Understanding Property Division During A California Divorce

For many splitting couples, the division of property is the most contentious part of the divorce process ― especially if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse own substantial assets. However, it is task that must nevertheless be completed, whether by you or the court.

Under California law, any property acquired by either you or your spouse while married is considered community property, meaning it belongs to you both and therefore must be divided equally if the two of you divorce. This includes property such as:

  • Homes
  • Vehicles
  • Bank accounts and cash
  • Pensions and other retirement accounts, including 401(k)s
  • Businesses
  • Stocks and other investments

During divorce, all community property must be valued and divided, which can be a very complex process. If you have questions about California property division, The Law Offices Of Kieran P. Brown can help.