Divorce and Family Law Bakersfield

Family Law Bakersfield - By having the right attorney with you in
family courts you will be better prepared and avoid costly mistakes. Family courts are for divorce,
custody and support obligations to name just a few of the types of family law.

We here at Thompson Law are seasoned veterans in the Bakersfield court system and
ready to assist you today with your unique situation.

Children in Family Law

Involves issues like custody, visitation, child support, and guardianship, which are legal matters concerning the well-being and care of minors within families.

Marriage in Family Law

Encompasses the legal aspects of a spousal partnership, covering aspects like marriage contracts, property rights, divorce, and marital obligations under the law.

Economic aspects of Family Law

Economic aspects of family law encompass financial matters within family dynamics, such as child support, alimony, asset division, and property settlements.

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Why Thompson Law?

Expertise and Experience

Our family law attorneys have extensive knowledge and years of experience in handling a wide range of family law cases. They are well-versed in the nuances of family law, ensuring that you receive expert guidance and representation tailored to your unique situation.

Negotiation and Mediation

Many family law cases can be resolved through negotiation and mediation, avoiding the stress and expense of a courtroom battle. Our attorneys excel in these alternative dispute resolution methods, working diligently to reach fair and mutually beneficial agreements whenever possible.

Objective Perspective

Emotions often run high in family law matters. Our attorneys provide an objective perspective, helping you make informed decisions based on legal principles rather than emotional reactions. We ensure that your best interests are at the forefront of every decision.

Protection of Rights

We are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and advocating for your interests. Whether it's child custody, spousal support, property division, or any other issue, our attorneys will fight tirelessly to secure a favorable outcome for you.

Legal Strategy

At Thompson Law, we create a strategic plan for your case. Our attorneys analyze the details, assess potential outcomes, and develop a comprehensive legal strategy to achieve the best possible results. You can trust us to navigate the legal system on your behalf.

Peace of Mind

Dealing with family law matters can be emotionally draining. By hiring Thompson Law, you can regain peace of mind knowing that a capable legal team is handling your case. We'll keep you informed at every step and provide the support you need during this challenging time.


Family law mixes the complexities of legal procedures with elevated human emotions and concerns. As a result, when seeking legal aid, you need someone who is experienced in handling all family legal affairs.

Ending a long term marriage can be devastating. As well it may bring financial issues. If you relied in your spouse income through the marriage, and find yourself hopeless with no support; our attorney can help you fight for your needs as of receiving spousal support weather its permanent or temporary.

Many legal aspects must be addressed when terminating a marriage. A separation can bring a lot of stress in to a person life, especially if children are involved. Our Thompson Law understands how difficult and delicate it can be. Attorney Thompson, has all the potential and skills to assist you, throughout these terms and have a successful outcome.

Child Custody/visitation can bring many upsetting fights between parties. Our attorney knows best how to assist you and grant you the correct visitation, weather your fighting for holiday visitation, summer visitation or simply you want to spend more time with your children. Our attorney at Thompson Law would be gladly to assist you and grant what you request.

California has some of the highest child support guidelines in the United States. The right to receive child support is valuable because, unlike spousal support, child support is not taxable to the recipient or deductible by the payor. People who pay child support are often frustrated because trial courts typically refuse to listen when the paying party complains that the child support being paid is not being used for the child.

Guardianships are available to give adults a chance to take care of children whose parents are unable to take care of the kids themselves. In some situations, a biological parent may abuse drugs or alcohol and be unfit to act as parents. In other situations, a single parent may be leaving soon to serve in the war.

A premarital agreement (prenup) can serve to define the separate property estates of both a husband and wife and define who will receive what assets in the event of a divorce. A prenup can define what each spouse will get at the death of the other spouse by dealing with inheritance and estate planning issues. Lastly, a legally valid prenup can define how much, if any, spousal support a spouse would be entitled to in the event of a divorce. A prenup cannot determine, however, any issues with regard to child support or child custody; and a prenup cannot alter the legal requirement that spouses support one another with the necessities of life.

Domestic violence is a deeply troubling and harmful pattern of abusive behavior that occurs within intimate or familial relationships, where one person exercises power and control over another through physical, emotional, or psychological abuse. It represents a grave violation of trust, safety, and dignity within the home, often requiring legal intervention and support to protect victims and prevent further harm.

Court orders are legally binding directives issued by a court of law to instruct individuals or entities to take specific actions or refrain from certain behaviors. These orders are enforced by the legal system and serve to resolve disputes, protect rights, and maintain order in accordance with the law.

Adopting a child is the legal process through which individuals or couples become the legal parents of a child who is not biologically theirs. It involves a formal court procedure and typically requires meeting certain criteria and undergoing assessments to ensure the prospective parents can provide a safe and nurturing environment for the child. Adoption offers a new family and home to a child in need, providing them with love, care, and a stable upbringing.

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Family law attorneys provide legal advice, representation, document preparation services to name just a few. A lawyer should be certified in the state to practice law which can be verified online.

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The purpose of Family Courts is to resolve legal issues related to family matters, such as divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, and domestic violence, in a fair and equitable manner, while prioritizing the best interests of the parties involved, particularly any children.

Family courts primarily deal with cases related to divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), domestic violence and restraining orders, adoption, paternity, guardianship and conservatorship, property and asset division, and name changes. These cases involve legal matters pertaining to family relationships, with a focus on ensuring the well-being of all parties involved, especially children, and the equitable resolution of familial disputes.

Yes, it is possible to get a divorce without a lawyer, and the process is often referred to as a "pro se" or "self-representation" divorce.

Family law is a legal field that deals with issues involving family and domestic relationships, including divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, domestic violence, adoption, paternity, and guardianship, among others. It focuses on resolving legal matters within familial contexts and prioritizes the well-being of those involved, particularly children. Family lawyers provide legal assistance and representation in these areas.

Call Us Today!

1 (661) 322-8899

+1 (661) 322 8899
🖷 (123) 456-7890

424 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301