Guiding You Through the Divorce Process

Divorce is an emotional and stressful experience. When you hire a lawyer to represent you in a divorce case, you are looking for someone who not only knows the law but also understands what you are going through and is committed to helping you achieve a positive outcome.

At the Law Offices of Susan H. Witting, we offer honest assessments, compassionate representation, creative resolutions and zealous advocacy. Attorney Susan H. Witting is a certified family law attorney who has decades of experience helping California residents divorce and legally separate.

Keeping Your Options Open For Resolving Difficult Issues

The divorce process in California most times deals with community property of the marriage and how to divide it. If you have children, child custody and child support will need to be addressed. Spousal support may also be appropriate. These important issues can be resolved in several ways:

  • Negotiation: If you and your spouse do not see eye to eye on every issue, you may still be able to reach a resolution through negotiations. Ms. Witting can help you negotiate your divorce by explaining your options and identifying opportunities for agreement.
  • Mediation: In divorce mediation, a neutral mediator helps the parties — who may or may not be represented by their own attorneys — resolve the issues in dispute. Ms. Witting can serve as a mediator or advise you as you go through divorce mediation.
  • Litigation: If the issues cannot be resolved any other way, a divorce case will go before a judge for his or her decision. In litigation, it is very important to be represented by a lawyer who will present evidence on your behalf and argue for your desired outcome.

It is important to keep all of these options open until your divorce is resolved. If you choose our firm to handle your case, we will assist in handling all of the necessary legal procedures and explore all options for resolving your case.

Legal Separation As An Alternative To Divorce

In some cases, couples may decide to legally separate and live apart rather than divorce. An individual may seek a legal separation due to religious or other personal or financial reasons, or because he or she hasn't yet meet California's legal residency requirements for divorce.

If you choose to legally separate from a spouse, you remain married in the eyes of the law, but go through a process much like during a divorce where you and your spouse negotiate and work out arrangements related to finances and related obligations, child custody and visitation and child and spousal support.

Contact Us For Help With Your Divorce Or Legal Separation

Our offices are conveniently located right off the 101 freeway in Thousand Oaks with free parking. If you need assistance with your divorce or separation case, do not hesitate to call us at 805-777-7371 or email us to schedule a consultation with attorney Susan H. Witting.