Family Law

Family Law

Support & Personal Attention

No one ever plans on getting a divorce. Dissolving a once happy union can be one of the most difficult experiences of your life. At the Law Office of Irina S. Puhachevsky, serving the San Francisco Bay Area, we guide you through an often painful process with empathy and tact. We don’t simply take cases; we resolve problems for real people. We recognize that each client is unique. Our family law attorneys take the time to get to know you, your family, and your individual circumstances.

Divorce and custody proceedings can be lengthy and complex. We make sure you understand your rights and options at each stage of the process. And when you have questions, you can call our offices and speak to your lawyer. Not a paralegal. Not a receptionist. We promise.

Advocacy & Resolution

It’s not easy making life-altering decisions at a time of high stress and emotion. Whether you’re facing a custody battle, contentious child support negotiations, or a complicated division of assets, it is critical that your divorce lawyer know what’s most important to you. We help you make sound, informed decisions that affect your family, your finances, and your property. A quick settlement? Mediation? A trial? There are many solutions out there. We work hard to find the one that’s right for you.

Expertise & Specialization

The legal description of divorce is the “dissolution of marriage” – a very dry term that fails to describe the challenges involved in financially unraveling a shared life. How will assets like your retirement accounts, savings, investments, property, family business, etc. be divided? Will you get the child support you need to provide security for your children? Will you receive (or have to pay) spousal support?

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed by the process and uncertain about the future. What you should never feel unsure about is your divorce lawyer. We have over seven years of experience in achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact Irina S. Puhachevsky, San Francisco Divorce Attorney

Throughout the ups and downs of family life, you can count on us to be your strongest legal advocate. For a personal consultation about divorce, child custody, asset division, spousal support, or any other Family Law issue, call us today at
415-300-0411.

As of 2013, filing fees are $435. However, all other costs can vary widely. There may be miscellaneous fees such as printing, courier, service of papers, court reporter costs, etc. We charge (as do most attorneys) an hourly rate, but a flat fee may be worked out for a very simple, uncontested divorce.

We do not. Each and every meeting with a client—new or existing—is an investment of our time, attention, and resources. This way, you get the full benefit of our expertise right from the start.

Technically, no. Some folks do handle very simple divorces on their own. However, the breakup of most marriages involves complicated financial and legal issues. Just as you would see a doctor for a serious medical problem, let a legal professional guide you through your divorce.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

One spouse must have lived in the state for six months and in the county (where the petition was filed) for three months.

Spouses may receive two different kinds of financial support: temporary vs. permanent. The court may order temporary spousal support, which is based on an official formula and both spouses’ incomes. Permanent support is usually given near the end of a divorce and is determined based on a wide array of factors.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

The shortest amount of time the process can take in California is six months from the date the petition was filed.

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