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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 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.

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

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY?

  • I am beyond grateful to have had Joy represent me. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and professional.

    “There is no doubt that Kraft Miles Law Corporation will go above and beyond with representing you! When I first came to Joy, I felt very concerned that a false civil harassment restraining order could potentially affect my personal record and prospective job opportunities. At the initial consultation, Joy was very straightforward and guided me through my options. She also took into consideration my personal situation and was able to provide affordable pricing. As the firm took on my case, all of the staff were very patient. They answered all of my questions and followed up with me to ensure that I had everything filed on time. With this being my first time in court, Joy explained to me how the hearing would go and what the different outcomes would be. Joy eased my anxieties and helped me feel very confident with fighting this case. I am beyond grateful to have had Joy represent me. She is very knowledgeable, caring, and professional. I would absolutely recommend the Kraft Miles Law Firm for anyone going through a difficult time and in need of family law services!”

    Diana

  • Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy.

    “After having lost twice, I saw no hope in sight. I just wanted to be around my son more. I came to Kraft Miles with just my courage and she immediately gave me hope. My ex hired an extremely strong attorney. I'd gone through one attorney that sucked and tried to represent myself on the 2nd time around, only to be taken for a ride by my ex's attorney. Ms. Kraft Miles came in and turned it around. She won my case and got me almost a month of extra vacation time a year with my son. She is uber-confident and knowledgeable. Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy. This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type of lawyer.”

    Former Client

  • This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.

    “After having lost twice, I saw no hope in sight. I just wanted to be around my son more. I came to Kraft Miles with just my courage and she immediately gave me hope. My ex hired an extremely strong attorney. I'd gone through one attorney that sucked and tried to represent myself on the 2nd time around, only to be taken for a ride by my ex's attorney. Ms. Kraft Miles came in and turned it around. She won my case and got me almost a month of extra vacation time a year with my son. She is uber-confident and knowledgeable. Best litigator by far and to make things better she cares about her clients and strives to have you walking away happy. This attorney is rare and I can promise you she is a 1 out of 100 type lawyer.”

    Oscar A.

  • I would recommend her to anyone without a doubt.

    “It was a pleasure to meet Joy. She was the best family law attorney I have spoken to. She was patient, kind, and cared about our situation. I would recommend her to anyone without a doubt. The office staff was also very responsive and supportive. Great service overall.”

    Former Client

  • Joy was always available, professional, super knowledgeable, and very supportive throughout the entire process.

    “My wife hired Joy when my wife's ex-husband decided he wanted to change custody orders after 10 years. Joy was always available, professional, super knowledgeable, and very supportive throughout the entire process. Today was our court date and Joy was a Rockstar. She argued on my wife's children’s behalf impeccably and the entire case was denied. Furthermore, there was a modification of child support case on the docket for October (also that my wife's ex wanted) which Joy also got thrown out. I highly recommend hiring Joy and her firm when you have a family law matter that needs special attention by a professional who knows what they’re doing.”

    Steve L.

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