Family Law

The excellent Orange County Family Law Lawyers at Brown | Dahan devote their practice solely to helping people with family related legal issues. We have represented Southern California clients in a wide variety of family law matters, and our experienced team will work with you to identify and advocate for the best solution for you and your loved ones.

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FAMILY LAW

Brown | Dahan is a premier family law firm based in Irvine, California. Founded by Orange County family law attorneys Kathleen Brown and Nancy W.Dahan, they aggressively represent clients with integrity, advocacy, and understanding. With their many years of combined experience, the attorneys of Brown | Dahan have the knowledge, wisdom  and skills to develop effective resolutions to the most challenging family law issues. 

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DIVORCE

At Brown | Dahan, we have helped many Californians through difficult divorce proceedings. This is a stressful process for anyone experiencing it, and we draw upon our years of experience to advocate for a solution that is in your best interest. We are well versed in the legal requirements for California and especially Orange County residents seeking a marriage dissolution, and are prepared to advise you as to the most beneficial approach to this sensitive and trying situation. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, Brown & Dahan can help you navigate the difficult legal issues associated with property division, child custody, and other matters relating to divorce.

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CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT

In a divorce involving children, the court will determine custody of the children, of which there are two types. Legal custody allows parents to make decisions with regard to the child’s welfare, including health care and education. Physical custody refers to the rights of the parents to have physical custody of the child or children. Child support in California is determined by a mathematical formula that takes into consideration the income of the parents and the time each parent spends with the child. The attorneys at Brown | Dahan are equipped to help explain the complicated nature of child support and custody and advocate to protect your rights as a parent facing divorce as well as your financial well-being.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & PROTECTION ORDERS

Domestic violence can have lasting and devastating effects on the parties and children involved.  The facts and issues surrounding domestic violence are complicated, and the ramifications of a determination of domestic violence may have long lasting effects.  Any finding of domestic violence of a person who commits domestic violence may limit that parent’s custody rights. If you are the victim of domestic violence, call the police to report your spouse or partner. Then, speak to the attorneys at Brown |Dahan who can help you get a court order to protect you and your family from further abuse.

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 SPOUSAL SUPPORT

California courts have the power to order one spouse to pay spousal support, also known as alimony, to the other. This kind of support is not always ordered, but when it is, the amount depends on many factors,  such as the income of the parties, the marital standard of living, health of the parties, and many other factors including the length of the marriage. The experienced attorneys at Brown | Dahan have helped guide many Californians through the process of making, as well as defending, claims for spousal support.

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MODIFICATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ORDERS

Once a divorce is finalized, the court will issue a final judgment that contains all of the terms of the divorce. This order is enforceable by either party if the terms are breached; however, it is possible to modify these orders if the circumstances of either party have changed. For example, an increase in the income of the party who pays child support could lead to a modified order that increases the support payment. Contact the experienced attorneys at Brown | Dahan to discuss the possibility of enforcing or modifying your existing support or other family law orders. To contact BROWN | DAHAN to discuss your matter further, please complete the “Contact Us” form or call  (949) 724-8857.

MOVE-AWAY CASES

What should you do if you share custody of your child and one parent decides to relocate to another city or state?

Sometime the distance of a move away makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to share the same custody and visitation as scheduled by the courts. There are several variations of the same theme and a wide range of legal decisions dependent on a detailed analysis of your specific situation. Brown | Dahan attorneys have faced a wide variety of scenarios involving move-away cases and are well versed in the Orange County judicial system dealing with such situations.

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COMPLEX FAMILY LAW ISSUES

For over 28 years our divorce lawyers have worked with leading forensic accountants in Beverly Hills and Orange County to identify and evaluate community property assets. It is not uncommon for one spouse to diminish the value of community assets, to attempt to hide other assets, or to illicitly transfer community assets to family members or business associates until the ‘end’ of the divorce. Brown |Dahan has extensive experience in uncovering and identifying such fraudulent transfers.

Business Valuation Experts
Valuation experts are invaluable in the divorce process as they provide a court recognized basis for your claim to the rightful share of the business. In some cases the family law judge orders the forensic accountants and expert business valuators to meet and confer to attempt to resolve any differences that may arise in their separate valuations.

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In addition to the areas listed above, at Brown & Dahan we have extensive experience helping people with complex family law issues including:
Complex business entanglements;
Paternity;
Enforcement of Current Orders; and
Same Sex Dissolutions.
If you have questions about any of these topics, please contact our office to schedule a time to speak speak with one of our lawyers either telephonically or in person.

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with a Brown|Dahan attorney. For specific technical or legal advice on the information provided and related topics, please contact Brown|Dahan.