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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?

  • I can't thank this firm enough for the advice provided in times of need.

    “She listened to her explain her situation, was patient with her the entire consultation, and gave wonderful advice.”

    Tess

  • It's been a long and difficult road, but I can't imagine having accomplished this independence without Joy and her team.

    “I came to Joy in January afraid and confused after an altercation with my husband. She listened to me thoughtfully and professionally and guided me through my options. We set up a temporary restraining order, settled our division of assets, filed for divorce, and sold my marital home with her knowledge and strength physically protecting me and awarding me with the best possible financial result. It's been a long and difficult road, but I can't imagine having accomplished this independence without Joy and her team. I originally was referred to her through a mutual acquaintance being told she "fought hard for women". I can now confirm that to be true through my experience. Thank you, Joy”

    Lela H.

  • She has been a friend and a fighter!

    “My experience working with Joy over the last year has been very favorable. Joy is an amazing attorney. She is smart, professional, clever, strong, and compassionate. She will fight for your best interest and guide you through the process. While my divorce started in mediation it went straight down and dirty from the other side. I felt hopeless and wanted to give up. Joy has been kind and can hold her own to any attorney out there. She has been a friend and a fighter!”

    Tamara

  • 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.

  • The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority.

    “Joy and the incredible staff at Kraft Miles are currently helping me with an unpleasant divorce. While the intricacies of an acrimonious separation can be overwhelming, Joy and Brigitte have done an excellent job of explaining the process step by step and answering all my questions. The entire crew is quick to respond to my emails and I am always made to feel like a priority. In court, Joy is a true professional and a class act that has guided me through this difficult time with great success. I have complete trust and confidence in her extensive knowledge and experience of family law matters”

    Michelle A.

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