The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman has a main office in Orange, California, and a satellite location in Irvine to serve you in dealing with all of your family law issues. The firm offers a full range of family law services devoted to helping people with divorce and non-divorce concerns.
Family law attorney Karen Beckman believes that the best results often come from a fully involved client. The firm seeks to educate clients about their legal situation, such as divorce or child custody. This education allows clients to make informed decisions about their case and provides for better communication in the attorney-client relationship. Please contact the firm to arrange a consultation.
Divorce : People often do not know what to expect after they or their spouse has filed for divorce. The firm encourages clients to communicate and be involved in the process. This approach can ensure clients are fully informed and their concerns are fully addressed.
Divorce with a pension : California is a community property state and in most circumstances, a pension that gained interest or was acquired during the marriage should be divided upon divorce.
Legal separation : The reasons for a legal separation can range from a couple wanting a time of trial separation to one party wanting to be financially separated from his or her spouse.
Property & debt division : California is a community property state. Anything acquired during the marriage (debt included) will be considered in the division of property. The firm represents clients who are concerned about the fair division of property, assets, and debt.
Child custody & visitation : Most judges strive for arrangements that give each parent frequent and continuing contact with the children. Everyone involved should be working toward the best interest of the children in custody and visitation rights issues.
Move aways & relocation : When custodial or non-custodial parents want to relocate, their decision will have an impact on the custody of their children. The firm represents custodial and non-custodial parents in move-away and relocation situations to help achieve their goals.
Child support : The firm represents custodial and non-custodial parents who are concerned about child support payment amounts. California uses a child support formula; the formula can be deviated from if both parties agree.
Spousal support : Spousal support or alimony can be granted to either spouse and is based on several factors, including the length of the marriage, income earned during the marriage and ability of each spouse to earn an income after divorce.
Judgment / order modification & enforcement : Issues that require modification or enforcement generally involve child support and child custody. The firm represents clients who are both seeking to make changes or enforcements and clients who are contesting these issues.
Paternity : Paternity can become a highly technical area involving DNA and other testing. The firm represents clients in issues that involve unmarried parents, parental rights, child support, and other issues.
Adoption & guardianship : The firm offers a full range of adoption services including baby adoption, stepparent adoption, same sex adoption and relative adoptions. The firm also represents clients with a variety of guardianship issues.
Domestic partnerships : The firm helps couples file paperwork for the domestic partnership registry in California. A domestic partnership allows same-sex couples to have important medical, insurance and retirement benefits.
Domestic violence : The firm represents victims of domestic violence and people who are facing allegations of abuse. This serious matter can impact people's futures, finances, and access to their children.
Marital property agreements : A martial property agreement can allow you to divide your property while you are married and separated or if you are not ready to get a divorce.
Termination of parental rights : The firm defends clients from termination of their parental rights and also represents clients who are seeking to terminate parental rights in order to adopt.
Limited scope representation : The firm offers limited scope representation, allowing clients to pay for a legal service, such as a contract review or appearance, without retaining an attorney for their entire case.
The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman is a family law firm with offices in Irvine and Orange County, California. The firm represents clients in cities that include Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Nigel, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Rancho Santa Margarita, Foothill Ranch, Ladera Ranch, Villa Park, and Anaheim Hills.