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Assisting Clients Who Have Just Been Served With Divorce Papers
There are few things more emotionally challenging than being served with divorce papers, especially when you’re not expecting it. You may also be frightened at the prospect of losing custody of your children or making ends meet on your own. These are all legitimate concerns.
If you have been served divorce papers in Orange County, California, it’s essential to take action quickly because you typically have a period of just 30 days to respond. Failure to act in a timely manner can compromise your legal rights.
The elite team of Orange County divorce attorneys with Sarieh Law Offices are committed to guiding you through the divorce process. We are here to answer your questions, offer legal advice and help you ensure the best possible resolution to your divorce case. Arrange a confidential, no-cost case evaluation by calling Sarieh Law Offices at 714-542-6200.
Request For Orders
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Our Family Law Attorneys Can Help With a Request for Orders
When going through a divorce in Orange County, California, the process can take many months to reach its ultimate conclusion. During this timeframe, it is typical for the spouses to begin the process of securing separate residences. As a result, you may need to approach the court to submit a Request for Order – also called an RFO – to implement temporary court orders for child support, spousal support, child custody or visitation.
Based in Santa Ana, divorce attorneys with Sarieh Law Offices are here to help you submit a Request for Order. In addition, you may also need representation from one of our experienced family law attorneys in the event that the court orders you to attend mediation before the court will hear the RFO.
Our legal team is here to offer advice, practical guidance and representation as you navigate this emotional and sometimes stressful process. If you’re going through a divorce and require help with an RFO, contact Sarieh Law Offices to schedule a confidential, no-cost case evaluation. Call 714-542-6200.
Dealing with issues relating to child custody can be stressful, but the situation can become far more complicated when a “move away” is involved. It’s not uncommon for a recently-divorced spouse to relocate as they work to start a new life. But this can necessitate a new child custody arrangement or visitation agreement.
Our Orange County family law attorneys are well-prepared to help you seek a modification to your child custody agreement. In cases involving joint custody, we will present a compelling argument that the move is in your child’s best interest. The elite legal team at Sarieh Law Offices can also assist if the other partner challenges your move or if you require help securing a new child support arrangement.
Division of Assets
At Sarieh Law Offices, our experienced team of Orange County divorce lawyers are ready to assist with each and every aspect of your divorce or separation, including the division of assets, such as real estate, vehicles, finances and other assets.
It is quite common to see a fair amount of disagreement when it comes time to tend to the division of assets. It is important that you are represented by a top attorney who can work to guard your interests while ensuring that you receive your fair share of the assets that you share with your soon to be former spouse.
The issue of child custody is perhaps the most emotional element of the divorce or legal separation process. The family law attorneys with The Sarieh Law Offices are committed to helping you present a compelling argument to the courts as you seek to secure a favorable child custody or visitation arrangement. Child custody also has an impact on your child support payments – another area where we will work to secure a favorable court order.
Additionally, our Orange County family law attorneys are also ready to assist with child custody negotiations through a cooperative mediation process. We are also available if you require help seeking a child custody modification.
California is a “no fault divorce” state, meaning that you don’t need to have one party who is to “blame.” Irrevocable deterioration of the marriage is sufficient grounds for a divorce. In California divorces, only one party needs to be in favor of a divorce. Even so, divorces can often be very complex and emotional.
Couples are often tempted to work with a single attorney, but your interests are often in direct conflict, making it impossible for a divorce lawyer to effectively serve both parties. When you retain your own Orange County divorce attorney, you can move forward with confidence knowing that your lawyer will work toward a resolution that is in your best interest.
Our legal team will assist with all aspects of your divorce. We can also assist with summary dissolution divorces, which can be suitable for couples married less than five years, with no children and few assets.
Adoption can be a wonderful option for growing your family, but it is not without complexities and potential complications. At Sarieh Law Offices, our family law attorneys are available to assist with a vast range of California adoptions, including stepparent adoptions. We are available to consult with foster parents who are seeking to adopt a foster child, along with individuals who are seeking to adopt a related child, such as a niece, nephew or grandchild.
In cases where the adoptive parents would like to allow visitation for a biological parent, our Orange County family law lawyers can draft comprehensive post-adoption contact agreements. We also offer legal help if you are seeking to terminate the rights of an alleged father or wish to terminate your own parental rights voluntarily.
What Our Clients Have To Say...
Going Above and Beyond for Our Clients
Our Orange County divorce lawyers understand how emotionally challenging a divorce can be. It’s difficult to separate from a longtime partner, especially if you have children together and share numerous assets.
As some of the region’s most well-regarded divorce attorneys, our goal is to help you to resolve all of the outstanding issues surrounding your divorce so you can move into the next season of your life with hope and optimism. Our team can also help with other family law-related matters, such as mediation, legal separations, child custody and child support modifications, adoptions and beyond.
Our Santa Ana family law offices are easily accessible to clients in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, as we are situated just off the 5 Freeway in the Xerox Center.
Contact Sarieh Law Offices for a free and confidential consultation session so we can learn more about your legal needs. Call 714-542-6200.
Sarieh Law Scholarship - $500
The legal professionals at Sarieh Law Offices are among the top divorce and family law professionals in the country. Our firm’s founder, Wail Sarieh built his company on the idea that every client deserves personal attention and 100% effort. We understand the hard work and dedication that goes into the American dream. Unfortunately, that is a costly endeavor. It is hard to pay for advanced education and financial aid isn’t enough. Most students have no choice but to rely on student loans that must be paid back. Student loan payments are difficult when a person is just beginning their career. If not for a helping hand, the dream of an education can sometimes become elusive and fleeting.
Sarieh Law Office believes it is a privilege to help the future generations of our nation. They are helping to lighten the load by offering this free scholarship. There is no fee to apply and the money is yours to keep with no repayment. Seeking a college education can be overwhelming. This financial gift will help a student concentrate more on their education and less on paying for it.
Regardless of your career choice, we want to support you. If you meet the simple requirements of this scholarship, you can apply. Every student deserves higher education and money should not be the deciding factor in achieving their goal. This scholarship is their way of investing in the future. When the youth of America succeeds, we all succeed.
In that spirit, Sarieh Law Office is proud to offer the 2016 Sarieh Law Office scholarship. We want to encourage our future leaders by helping them overcome obstacles that prevent them from achieving their goals. There is no fee to apply.
Any and all applicants that meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for the 2016 scholarship offer:
- Applicants must be United States citizens or maintain a permanent and legal residency in the United States
- Applicants cannot have earned more than $35,000 in the year 2015
- Applicants must have an active email address
- Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student (part-time or full-time)
Essay Topics & Submission Types
Topics to Choose From
All applicants must complete an original, high-quality essay about one of the following topics:
- What was the hardest education based decision you’ve had to make and why was it so difficult?
- What type of activity makes you feel most like yourself and why do you enjoy it?
- What was the hardest decision you made in the last year and why?
- If you could have the answer to one question, what would it be and why?
- What famous person inspires you and why?
- What is the best advice you have ever received and why?
Essays must be 100% authentic and your own words. It should be submitted in PDF or Microsoft Word format (.PDF, .DOC, .DOCX) and typewritten.
Essays are to be typed, single spaced using a 12-point font.
In the place of a written essay, you can submit a video supporting your request for the scholarship. The video should be 3-10 minutes long. You may submit the video entirely or include the link to the video host site with your essay. This is optional and not a requirement to be considered.
Video format: (.MP4 OR .FLX OR .AVI OR .WMV OR .MOV)
Winner Selection & Recognition
The winner of the $500 scholarship will be chosen one week after the deadline date. The winner will be notified via email and will receive a check via United States Postal service.
Deadline for submission: December 10, 2016
Before submission, please review the eligibility requirements and follow them exactly.
- Complete your essay or video if you are using that option.
- Submit your essay or video via email to: [email protected], along with your high school or college GPA.
- Type “Scholarship submission” as your subject line.
- We want to let the world know that you are striving for a better future.
- Your submission must include your essay or video (can provide us with the URL to where the video is housed) name, age, and mailing address.
- Watch your email as that is how the winner will be notified. You will be given specific instructions on how to claim your scholarship award. (Identification will be required).
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I apply more than once?
No. Each applicant can only apply once.
Do I have to have a high GPA?
While there are no minimum GPA requirements, a GPA of 3.0 or higher is strongly recommended.
How can I check on my application?
Please use email to inquire on the receipt of your application. Once it is received, you simply wait until the winner is announced.
What if I do not use email?
Please set up a free email account in order to abide by the requirements outlined. Gmail and yahoo are free email service providers.
Can I apply even if I do not have a strong financial need?
While we encourage every student to take advantage of programs to assist them in their education, this scholarship is designed to help students that need financial help.
Can I re-submit my essay?
If you have revised or corrected your essay and would like to resubmit before the deadline, you may do so. Use the same submission instructions listed above, adding the word “edited” to the subject line.