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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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • She listened and knew my desires for the outcome and got me a favorable decision.

    “Joy was very kind and considerate and hardworking throughout my divorce proceedings. She always kept me well informed and worked diligently for my best outcome. She listened and knew my desires for the outcome and got me a favorable decision. She negotiated ferociously and intelligently working within my timeframe and budget for a desirable outcome. I would highly recommend Joy to anyone.”

    David

  • Thank you Joy for all your guidance and understanding.

    “I met with Joy and her associate Lauren. I explained my situation and was amazed at how understanding and compassionate Joy was to my plight.”

    Gail

  • Very blessed to have had Joy as my representation, I recommend her to anybody looking for an attorney of confidence, intelligence, honest, and many steps ahead of the opposition - Joy is superb!

    “Joy is the most marvelous attorney in Los Angeles. From the start she gave a thorough consultation which included both a Domestic Violence Restraining Order and Divorce, she answered many of my questions such as having the notice of related cases, DVRO questions, divorce inquiries, which other law offices I contacted did not inform me of (even with consulting) thus indicating for me, she was the one. She is passionate about her position - which is of high importance to me - especially dealing with a traumatic DVRO, she is delicate and professional. I was quite impressed with her experience in dv/family law - always accruing other information and creative thinking as the cases move. I am so happy with selecting Joy - an empowering woman and attorney who definitely encouraged my confidence going into a very detrimental case, DVRO and Divorce, at the same time.. coming out with a victory, graciously to the thoughtfulness of Joy. The case was stipulated in half the time, which was very beneficial and most importantly: kept me protected. Very blessed to have had Joy as my representation, I recommend her to anybody looking for an attorney of confidence, intelligence, honest, and many steps ahead of the opposition - Joy is superb!”

    S.M.

  • When working with Joy, I never felt rushed or like I was just another client.

    “She took the time to explain things so I could understand what was going on at all times between her and my ex-husband's attorney.”

    Tracy

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