ONE WORLD LAW INC
Specializing in Family Law & Criminal Law
Dissolution, sometimes called Divorce, is one of the most stressful things a person can go through, for both parents and children. If you have been served with custody and divorce papers, or need to dissolve your marriage, Then you need a family law attorney with significant experience in this area to guide you through it. This is a complex area of the law, and we will walk with you and your children through it. This is especially true in cases of Domestic Violence. You need an advocate.
The court system, besides being intimidating, is also very impacted. If both sides agree, your family law case can be heard by a private judge and the orders will be binding. You still need a lawyer to represent you, but can get your matter decided in a reasonable amount of time.
If you are contemplating marriage, remember it is the biggest contract you will ever enter. Especially if you have significant assets, or this is a second marriage, getting solid legal advice can help you avoid costly mistakes. A well drafted prenuptial will confirm your separate property to you and can even avoid spousal support in most cases in the event of divorce.
PATERNITY & PARENTAGE
A person is presumed to be the natural parent of a child if the "presumed" parent and the child's natural mother are or have been married to each other and the child is born during the marriage, or 300 days after divorce. Also if the presumed parent is on the child's birth certificate, or if you openly accepted the child out as yours! Biology is not the be all and end all, but this area is more complex than you may think.
DISSOLUTION & DIVORCE
A good and healthy divorce can be much better than a toxic marriage. There are wait times, however.
The earliest a court can restore your status as a single person is six months. The date the "Respondent" is personally served starts the clock.
CHILD CUSTODY & SUPPORT
Instead of "visitation" most courts use the term "Time Share" to recognize that children need and want quality time with both parents. We have experience in negotiating a plan with the opposing party or counsel that keeps your children's best interests in mind.
Intending on getting a restraining order is very different than actually having one. There are different burdens of proof depending on whether you are seeking a Domestic Violence or Civil Restraining Order. An Elder Abuse restraining order is also available for persons over 62 years old. We are not afraid to fight to protect you nor are we afraid to defend you against false allegations.
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
California divides property 50/50. All property acquired during the marriage are split equally, unless acquired by gift, devise or descent. Separate property is anything you owned before marriage or acquired after the date of separation.
Some property has both separate and community property characteristics. For instance: A family residence could have been purchased by a separate property down payment, but the "community" made the mortgage payments. Sometimes a special accountant is needed to determine each parties interest.
STEP PARENT ADOPTION
The most common scenario is where a couple marries, and one has a child from a previous relationship. These are fairly simple procedures unless the other biological parent does not consent.
In cases such as this, the adoption may still be possible, and our knowledgeable adoption attorney can advise you on your options.
Arrested? - When the LAW says “You Have the Right to Remain Silent” which means, Shut up! When accused, many people believe that by telling the authorities the whole story (like with your mommy when you broke her vase) all will be forgiven and people will understand.
This is a fantasy in the criminal court system. If you want an aggressive legal defense by dedicated, diligent lawyers, help us help you by not spilling your guts. Bring us the facts and our experienced lawyers will evaluate your case and develop our preliminary strategy before even setting foot in the courtroom.
People are people, however, if you have been a "Chatty Cathy", we can help mitigate that damage. No matter what you have done, felony or misdemeanor, you deserve someone to hold the prosecution’s feet to the fire on your behalf. They have the burden of proof, you are innocent until proven guilty.
WHY PAY FOR A LAWYER?
It's true that the Public Defender does not cost, and if you have no funds, this may be your only option. Remember, however, you get what you pay for. Although there are many dedicated public defenders, there are way too many cases for each of them to give you their undivided attention. Some of them are even "dumpsters." With your personal liberty at stake, don't risk it!
If you want an aggressive legal defense, tailored to your specific facts, come in for a case evaluation. You will receive the opinion of a dedicated, diligent, experienced lawyer, who can guide you through your legal options. So whether you have been recently arrested, or are already facing trial, call us now. We have handled misdemeanor, felony, and third strike cases successfully. Whether you are guilty or not, protect your rights, and make 'em prove their case!
TO BAIL OR NOT TO BAIL OUT?
Your Arraignment, where you first plead not guilty, is supposed to happen within 48 hours of arrest. It is fairly routine to see arraignment 72 hours after arrest, especially if you were nabbed on a Friday. Unless you can post the entire bail, you will end up paying a 10% fee to a bail bondsman, which is non-refundable, in order to "bail out" prior to your court date. If you have only a few thousand dollars to spend on your defense, it is sometimes better to wait for your arraignment and put the money where it will count the most. Every person is different, and only you can decide. Remember to learn your loved one's phone numbers, the jailers will take your cell phone!
Most importantly, don't just plead! No matter what misinformation you hear, an effective attorney can often get you reduced time, or no jail time at all depending on the facts of your case.
DRUG & DUI CHARGES
If you are pulled over for Drunk Driving or Driving under the Influence, you must submit to Preliminary Alcohol Screening. To refuse to take the test will expose you to one year driver’s license revocation—a fate worse than death in our sprawling metropolis. A “Refusal” is a separate misdemeanor.
If your driver’s license is taken at the scene, you only have ten days to set a DMV hearing, or that right is waived. We will guide you through the parallel action taken by the Administrative Law process, that may or may not decide the case the same way the criminal court proceeding did.
Remember, if asked by an officer to search your person or your car, “Just say no.” If arrested, the only thing you should say is “I want my lawyer.” Having an experienced professional on your side will make all the difference.
In recent years, prosecutors have been guilty of overcharging crimes. In one case, due to drug addiction, a nineteen year old stole a friend's credit card and used it to buy less than $100.00 at a Target. She was charged with felony commercial burglary (for entering Target with felonious intent), residential burglary (for taking out of the purse at the person's home) and had the book thrown at her. Even the "victim" was appalled. This was her first offense, but the D.A. wanted some serious time. With careful negotiation, she was able to spend a year in a residential treatment facility, which addressed the root cause of the problem.
Family matters are complex. They can take time to resolve and there may be many challenges along the way. Whether you need help fighting for custody, visitation, Home adjustment or right to parent, obtaining peace of mind or defending against criminal charges that jeopardize your Freedom, you want an advocate who is passionate and committed to standing beside you.
Founder and Attorney
Sir.Taani Junior Fuahala
9350 Wilshire Blvd, suite 203, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Tel: 310-703-4422 or (310)217-0568
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