California Family Law
Full-service family law firm serving Orange
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Des Jardins & Haapala can help. We have served families in the Orange area for 42 years. Our attorneys provide legal services in all areas of family law, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Child support
- Child support modification and enforcement
- Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
- Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We assist families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. Our attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. Our attorneys help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.
Child custody and visitation
Our divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.
Our attorneys can help ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.
Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.
Through mediation or litigation, our divorce law firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.
Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
Our attorneys are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of California to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands, and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than a trial. Our skilled negotiators can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.
Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We expect the unexpected and drafts premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ interests and that can alleviate some of the stress should you ever divorce.