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California Family Law Attorney Helping Families Push Through Towards A Brighter Future
There is nothing more precious than family. Family is the heart of the home and the backbone of what drives us to provide reliable legal services to clients when they need it most. With a focus on making the legal process less confusing from the start, Tamara Benefield Law Offices is ready to answer your questions and fight for your best interests.
Whether dealing with a divorce, child custody case, or simply looking for a consultation from a legal professional ready to help, our firm is here to serve clients in the fight for what really matters. We are known for taking tough cases, but our aggressiveness is matched by a compassionate approach to providing legal services. We want to win every case because of the people in every case – mothers fighting for child support, parents planning their will to provide for children left behind, and couples navigating the heartbreak and uncertainty of divorce. Our clients are at the center of every decision at Tamara Benefield Law Offices.
In a time like this, you need a master of all facets of family law on your side.
Divorce is hard enough – have a fighter in your corner who can take on the heavy lifting.
Take back control of your life and protect your children with second-to-none custody litigation.
Get the support your children need so that you and your family can breathe easy again.
How Our Law Firm Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Help Your Case
Family law is a broad category that serves families in need of legal counsel, including issues related to divorce; child support and child custody; wills, trusts, and estate planning; prenuptial and postnuptial agreements; adoption; and other related services. Many of the areas overlap or require additional assistance. For instance, divorce legal services may include divorce proceedings and proceedings related to property and asset division, child custody, child support, alimony or spousal support, and paternity actions.
Our office uses cutting-edge legal technology and premier legal software to optimize performance on your case. We are responsive to our clients’ needs and rely heavily on thorough research and analysis to assist our clients and advance their interests. Comprehensive research software and premier office technology complement Ms. Benefield’s intellectual performance to provide you with informative and current research to support your case.
Client Success Stories
Providing Quality & Accredited Legal Representation for You & Your Family
Ms. Benefield is licensed to practice law in both state and federal courts in the State of California. Ms. Benefield is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association, American Bar Association, Langston Bar Association, and Black Women Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the California State Bar Family Law Section and Trusts and Estate Planning. Ms. Benefield is a Ronald Brown Fellow for the Center of Politics and Commercial Diplomacy and a distinguished Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Fellow. Ms. Benefield is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC).
In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Benefield is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate and is an active Real Estate broker (DRE License No: 01721743). She is also fluent in the Spanish language.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does a Divorce Take to Finalize?In general, a divorce will take between two and four months to finalize. This is only an estimate, as there are many factors that can affect how long the process will take. One of the most important determining factors in whether or not both spouses are able to come to an agreement about the terms of the divorce. If they are able to agree on everything, the process will be much shorter. However, if there are disagreements about things like child custody or division of assets, the process can take much longer.
How Much Does a Divorce Cost?Again, this is difficult to estimate as there are many variables involved. The cost of a divorce will depend on things like whether or not you use a lawyer, how much property needs to be divided, and if there are any custody battles. In general, you can expect to spend several thousand dollars on a divorce. However, going forward without the help of a lawyer can prove to be incredibly costly. Let us help you get the results you need.
Who Gets Custody of the Children?This is one of the most common questions asked in family law. The answer, unfortunately, is that there is no one answer. Child custody is decided on a case-by-case basis and will depend on many factors. Some of these factors include the age of the child, the relationship between the child and each parent, and each parent’s ability to provide for the child. Ultimately, the goal is to make a decision that is in the best interest of the child.
How is Child Support Calculated?In general, child support is calculated based on the income of both parents and the number of children involved. However, there are many other factors that can affect how much child support one parent will have to pay. Some of these factors include the needs of the child, the cost of childcare, and the ability of the other parent to contribute to the support of the child. In the end, the goal is to make sure that the child has everything they need to thrive. We can help you ensure your child gets all the resources they need moving forward.
Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Me?This is a question that can only be answered on a case-by-case basis. A prenuptial agreement is essentially a contract that you sign before getting married. This agreement lays out what will happen to your assets in the event of a divorce. If you have significant assets or are concerned about protecting your inheritance, a prenuptial agreement may be right for you. However, if you do not have many assets or are not particularly worried about what will happen to them in the event of a divorce, you may not need a prenuptial agreement.
What is Mediation?Mediation is an alternative to going to court. In mediation, both sides meet with a neutral third party (the mediator) to try and reach an agreement. The mediator does not make any decisions; rather, they facilitate discussion between the two sides and help them come to an agreement. Mediation can be a helpful way to resolve disputes without going to court.
Contact Our Law Offices to Get Started Today!
You need a lawyer that you can talk to openly and honestly about what to do during your time of need. You need a lawyer who is available to guide you through the step-by-step process of your case. You need a lawyer whose knowledge and skill base is first-rate. You need an attorney who will take the time to explain and foster your own understanding of how the law applies to your situation so that you can learn from this barrier in your life and overcome it. Stand up for yourself first, reach for the phone and call now so you can get the legal relief you deserve! Ms. Benefield will advocate diligently for your best interests.
Ms. Benefield is approachable and yet a fierce advocate strategically positioned to fight for your rights. As a Loyola Law School Public Interest Fellow, Ms. Benefield is dedicated to people and views her role as an Attorney as one of service to her clients, community, and society. She is relentless in the pursuit of justice for her clients. It’s not just about the practice of law. Lawyering is about the pursuit of fairness, justice, and equality for all people. Contact Tamara Benefield Law Offices to get started on your case today. Call us at (310) 271-7675 and let us know how we can help.