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Family Law

Experienced Family Law Attorney Serving Orange County, California

At a time when your life and family are changing, you need an attorney with experience, who is knowledgeable and who understands your situation, and is sensitive to your concerns. Attorney Eugene V. Zech brings that sensitivity, expertise and understanding to every case.

He offers the personal support and skilled legal representation that many clients need to get their lives moving forward again. If you're facing any family-related legal matter – whether it involves divorce, custody, support, visitation, or a pre-nuptial agreement or post-nuptial agreement – contact Eugene Zech and get the representation you need.

Zech Law focuses on these areas of family law:

Zech Law Understands the Importance of Family

California was the first no-fault divorce state, which means a divorce will be granted if “irreconcilable differences” have made reconciliation impossible.

Zech Law will fight aggressively to win favorable divorce terms and settlements for each client working through the legal separation or divorce process.

We uncover any hidden assets, and we ensure that marital property is divided fairly and equitably. Our focus is to advocate for your children's best interests regarding custody, visitation, and child support, and if an agreement cannot be reached outside of court, we will move into the litigation phase and continue fighting for you.

We also represent clients when custody, support, and visitation orders need modifications.

To seek a divorce in this state, at least one spouse must be a resident of California for at least six continuous months and a resident of the county where the petition is filed for at least three continuous months. Divorce attorneys can sometimes negotiate out-of-court agreements regarding divorce-related disputes, but we will not hesitate to go to trial on your behalf if that's what is required.

Zech Law Can Help You Avoid an Ugly Child Custody Battle

Nothing can cause more anxiety or concern than a dispute over the custody of your child or children. Who will raise your them? When will you be able to see them? In any child custody dispute, you'll need an experienced child custody attorney on your side, someone who understands your concerns and apprehensions.

Zech Law can handle all aspects of child custody cases including visitation privileges, decision-making rights, emergency issues, modification of custody orders, and enforcement.

Let an experienced child custody attorney examine the facts regarding your custody dispute, explain your legal options, and help you make the right decisions for yourself and your children.

Fighting for Your Child Support Rights

Child support orders are court orders that obligate a non-custodial parent to provide monthly financial support for his or her children. In California, child support guidelines approved by the state's lawmakers determine the amount of child support a non-custodial parent owes a custodial parent. The child support formula takes into account how much each parent earns, additional income either parent may receive, how many children are in need of support, and how much time each parent spends with his or her child or children.

Child support in most cases is paid through the child's 18th birthday. It may be extended by the agreement of both parents, or until age 19 if the child is still in high school, or in some cases if the child is physically or mentally handicapped.

Eugene Zech can review your case at your request, work with you through every step of the process, and provide you with the legal resources you need to resolve your child support issue.

Make Sure That Mediation Doesn't Become a Headache

Divorces are always difficult, but they need not be contentious. A mediated divorce lets couples avoid the tension and expense of court. If you and the spouse you are divorcing can reach agreements on matters like property division and child support, mediation may be right for you.

Mediation is not for every couple, but if you are involved in a divorce or a divorce-related dispute that might be resolved through mediation, contact Zech Law today. A mediated settlement often provides the best possible solution.

Put a Swift End to Domestic Violence

California treats domestic violence as a serious crime. Eugene Zech can explain California's domestic violence laws and help you obtain the legal protection you and your children need. We offer help obtaining both temporary and permanent restraining orders that will put a stop to the violence. We know how to help you stay safe and understand your options within the law.

Zech Fights for Paternity Protection for You and Your Child

Paternity is the legal finding that a particular person is the father of a child. When paternity is established, a child has the right to support from both parents, medical and life insurance coverage, and inheritance protection.

If you are looking to establish your own or another's paternity, or if you need to prove that you or another person is not a father, it can be a complicated legal procedure.

Eugene Zech can provide the legal help you need with any aspect of a California paternity action.

A Long Time Family Law Attorney You Can Trust

Family law is a rapidly-evolving field, Zech Law works constantly to stay abreast of any new developments. His focus means that clients receive the sound legal advice and dedicated legal representation they need to achieve their family goals and move forward.

Mr. Zech recognizes that traditional approaches to family law may be inadequate or prohibitively expensive, and that each client is unique and every case is different, so he takes the time to tailor his services to find an approach that will work.

He is dedicated to serving his clients in matters involving but not limited to divorce, child support, paternity, child custody, spousal support, restraining orders, visitation, modification of existing orders, and pre-nuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Hire One of the Most Experienced and Dedicated Lawyers in Orange County

Whether you need immediate legal advice and representation from an experienced divorce attorney or simply want to plan ahead for your family's future, we are available to offer an assessment of your situation, to discuss your various legal options, and to help you make the right decisions for yourself and the people you love.

It is the policy of Zech Law to treat every and prospective client with respect, and that sense of respect sets us apart from other attorneys.

Please schedule a free consultation with Eugene Zech by calling (949) 851-8036. You can also email at evzechlaw@aol.com and totally respect your privacy in regard to communication.