What is Family Law?

This area of law focuses on the relationships between parents, children, siblings, spouses and domestic partners.

When these relationships undergo extreme stress, lawyers and the court can step in to help resolve these conflicts.  The court will always attempt to help parties work out their problems together through mediation, saving litigation as a last resort.

The best way to resolve your case is to choose the path that will restore your peace of mind.  It is our job to map out that path for you.

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Westlake Divorce Attorney Services

Mediation is a process wherein the parties meet with a neutral facilitator to help them resolve their differences. The facilitator is not a judge and cannot issue a binding decision. Instead, s/he attempts to save the parties time and money by providing a non-litigious atmosphere where the parties can work together.

Our services include:

1. Mediation

2. Divorce

3. Paternity

4. Child Custody

5. Child Support

6. Spousal Support

7. Division of Assets and Debts

Emily Robinson: Westlake Village Divorce Attorney

Welcome to the Law Offices of Emily F. Robinson.  We focus on family law matters, including Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support and Divison of Assets.  We also provide mediation services.  It is our goal to walk you through the entire legal process quickly and calmly so that you can feel secure every step of the way.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

Dion Law Group, APLC
660 Hampshire Road, Suite 216
Westlake Village, CA 91361

Email: emilyr@dionlawgroup.com

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MY PRACTICE AREAS

Family Law

This area of law focuses on the relationships between parents, children, siblings, spouses and domestic partners.

Mediation

Mediation is a non-adversarial tool for resolving issues in a divorce case. It involves using a neutral third party, the mediator, who will facilitate communication between the divorcing spouses.

Divorce

Find out about the step-by-step guide in doing divorce. Read the Divorce Overview.

Paternity

Understand Paternity issues when dealing with child custody. Read our FAQ.

Child Custody

Family lawyers, therapists and mediators can help parents in this difficult situation – making sure that the plan is child centered so that children’s interests are taken care of.

Child Support

Child support or maintenance is a court-ordered monthly payment that must be made by either or both parents to cover their child’s basic living expenses during a divorce, custody proceeding, legal separation or annulment.

Spousal Support

Spousal support can be “temporary” or “permanent.” Temporary spousal support, or “alimony pendente lite,” can be ordered by the judge after a couple has separated even if divorce is not yet finalized.

Division of Assets and Debts

Read our guidelines in division of properties and debts between divorcing couples.

What makes me qualified?

Emily graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law and is a certified mediator. Prior to that, Emily attended UC Santa Barbara where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Communication.

  • How we can help you?

    Mediation is a process wherein the parties meet with a neutral facilitator to help them resolve their differences. The facilitator is not a judge and cannot issue a binding decision. Instead, s/he attempts to save the parties time and money by providing a non-litigious atmosphere where the parties can work together. Everything said in mediation is confidential and therefore the parties can feel safe in sharing their true interests and concerns.

    We can start out with an initial consultation as you bring any relevant documents (financial, etc) you have in order for us to proceed with your objectives.

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– How Initial Divorce Consultation Works

The attorney is going to want to know the facts of your situation. What’s been going on in your life that’s led to the divorce. What kind of property do you have? What your finances are like? And what kind of custody of schedules you like to see for the children. And to just kind of feel out how you have been planning. What you’ve been thinking in terms of the divorce.

Now if you have no plan and you haven’t been thinking of anything yet and you’re just sort of in a daze trying to figure out what to do which is the case for a lot of people. That’s absolutely fine. Just let the attorney know that and they can ask you the right questions to elicit the necessary information.

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– An Overview of the Divorce Process

The basic process is one party will file for divorce. They will get a case number and get the documents back from the court. And, they will have those documents served to the other party. The other party has 30 days to respond to the divorce documents. Once that party responded, then the parties will exchange financial, income, and asset information and try work out a settlement. If you were unable to decide a settlement then we will set a trial date. The court will decide how to divide your property, your custody issues, and your support issues.

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“Mediation is meant to be a voluntary, non-adversarial process by which both spouses willingly cooperate to end their marriage amicably.”

Looking for a Westlake Divorce Attorney can be easy. But how can you be sure that you have found the best? Your divorce attorney should give you different options on how to go through your case. Options that will fit your needs and resources.

Emily Robinson Divorce Attorney Westlake Village, LA, California