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West Hills

West Hills Family Law, Child Custody, and Divorce Lawyer

Family law is a sensitive issue. It requires dealing with practical and legal matters while navigating people’s emotional attachments. Often, it is difficult to manage pragmatic, legal concerns for fear of breaking hearts.

At Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation, we have over six decades of legal experience, and we can manage your family law needs with care and sensitivity. We want you to have peace of mind so you can focus on what’s important, your familial relationships. Our firm is led by board-certified specialist Joy Kraft Miles. She has spent years working complicated divorce cases, and she shares her abilities with our entire legal team. With us on your side, you can rest easy.

If you have family law and divorce needs in West Hills, let our attorneys assist you. Call us today at (818) 462-5076.

Child Support

When making decisions about children, the courtroom puts a child’s needs first. Courts look for the children to share in the standard of living of both parents, as well as each parent’s circumstances and station in life when making a ruling.

Often, people assume that only one parent is burdened with financially supporting the child. This is not so. Both parties have duty to provide for a child. California’s “guideline child support,” a complicated formula, considers each parent’s custodial timeshare, income, mandatory job-related expenses, as well as tax deductions such as mortgage interest and property taxes. Once child support is ordered, we can assist with obtaining a wage garnishment or terminating one.

If you want to modify an existing child support order, you should demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances. If you have recently experienced a significant life event that may continue for some duration, such as losing a job, changing custody arrangements, or becoming disabled, you should request an immediate modification. Child support modifications usually only apply to the future, and back-owed child support is only due if there was an order requiring it be paid.

At any stage of child support arrangements, from initial rulings to modifications, you can trust Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation to help. We know how to navigate the complicated calculations and argue in your favor. We can make sure your child is living a similar stand of living in each custodial household, assist you with getting paid on time and regularly, and save you money, time and stress.

Premarital or Prenuptial Agreements

“Prenuptial contracts,” “premarital agreements,” and “prenups” are types of legal documents written before the wedding and they follow very specific rules if they are to be enforceable.

Often, these contracts center around wealth. They can determine which property belongs to whom throughout the marriage, and they can decide how to divide property should the marriage end. They can also be used to change obligations regarding spousal support. People of modest means can still use these contracts to discuss their financial plans, disclose their current economic health, and prevent a costly divorce.

By putting these decisions in writing now, you can begin your relationship with open disclosure and focus on the love that brought you together.

Our team can assist you and your partner in creating a contract that works for you. We can even offer you mediation services, should you need extra help.

Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation can assist with all your family law needs in West Hills, including:

  • Child Visitation and Custody
  • Paternity and Fathers’ Rights
  • Divorce
  • Property Division
  • Spousal Support
  • Dissolving a Domestic Partnership
  • Legal Separation
  • Restraining Orders
  • And more!

We are waiting to hear from you. Contact us today for a free consultation. We may be able to offer you guidance and help with your family law and divorce needs. You can reach us (818) 462-5076, or you can fill out our online contact form.

  • Super Lawyer 2021
  • ACFLS 2021
  • California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Enterprise 2020
  • Avvo Badge
  • LACBA
  • SF Valley Bar
  • Valley Community Legal
  • SVBA Trustee
  • California State Bar

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • Ms. Miles, Ms. Nordon, and the whole Kraft Miles staff provided us with the best service and support during a time of need.

    “Kraft Miles, A Law Corporation was outstanding and amazing. Ms. Miles, Ms. Nordon, and the whole Kraft Miles staff provided us with the best service and support during a time of need. They simplified the law, our entitlement, and explained everything that was going on during the trial. Thank you for accepting our case last minute, staying engaged throughout the whole process, and always being a phone call away when we needed (which was a lot) your guidance. Great service and thank you all.”

    Walyannah W.

  • She's the best there is!!

    “Joy Kraft Miles recently appeared on KABC radio's show So What's Your Problem? She gave great legal advice to our listeners, she is a very caring person! You can't do any better than Joy if you are facing or involved in any Family Law Matter........She's the best there is!!”

    Stan

  • A+++

    “She is very experienced and knows the law like the back of her hand. She has defended me with integrity, passion and success.”

    Jason

  • They play to win and made me feel at ease through this difficult time.

    “Joy Kraft Miles and her team are professional, detailed, and responsive. They play to win and made me feel at ease through this difficult time. Joy is direct, honest, and delivers the facts and explains the legal process in a manner that made me feel both informed and empowered.”

    Dennis T.

  • Attorney Joy Kraft Miles's character and professionalism are above reproach.

    “I am a baby boomer who found himself in a legal battle for my children (infant twins). There were many issues that weighed against me getting custody of my children.

    1. My age vs. the mother's age.
    2. The fact that I live on the east coast.
    3. There were paternity issues.
    4. A lot of accusations made against me which were not true.
    5. A move away order to another country.

    Just to name a few.

    I felt overwhelmed and lost for 8 months and did not know if I was going to be able to get my children or ever see them again. Through it all, Attorney Joy Kraft Miles and her team stayed the course and amassed all of the documentation to prove that the truth was not being told by the mother. They presented a defense that was structured and exact. While opposing counsel was not as prepared. Their hard work paid off, I now have custody of my children. Opposing counsel also was asking for an ungodly amount of money, they wanted me to pay for her legal fees. That was also taken off the table because of the amount of work and fact-finding by Attorney Joy Kraft Miles and her firm. The entire firm from her Mother on down makes you feel like family, which I have to tell you made this a lot easier for me. Attorney Joy Kraft Miles's character and professionalism are above reproach. If you ever find yourself up against a wall and you don't know where to turn look no further than Attorney Joy Kraft Miles.

    Samuel

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