Every year, more than 800,000 Americans make the difficult decision to end their marriages.

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If you are one of the many people considering divorce, it’s important to have the assistance of a Newport Beach divorce attorney on your side.

The Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs can assist you in making the right decisions in the emotionally draining and difficult period of ending a marriage. Receive helpful legal advice on the divorce process from an experienced divorce lawyer.

Divorces end for many reasons, from emotional or physical abuse to differences in personality. Working with an experienced divorce attorney provides you with the legal help required to make the right decision for you and your family.

Why do people get divorced?

Hundreds of thousands of people decide to end their marriages every year. The majority of divorces occur because of personality differences, while a worrying number end because of emotional or physical abuse.

Getting divorced results in major changes to your life, the life of your spouse, and the lives of your children. Before you initiate the divorce process, it’s important to seek the advice and moral support of an experienced divorce attorney.

While many marriages can recover from issues such as infidelity and differences of personality, others can’t. Speaking to an experienced divorce attorney can help you determine if ending your marriage is the right decision for you, your spouse, and your children.


While getting a divorce provides a solution to issues such as infidelity, emotional or physical abuse, and major arguments or differences of opinion, it can raise as many questions regarding your family’s future as it solves.

These questions can be related to the distribution of your marital property, your and your partner’s residence, your children’s custody situation, and financial factors like alimony and child support.

Without the right legal counsel, it’s often difficult to achieve a fair outcome in your divorce. Working with an experienced Newport Beach divorce attorney gives you the legal help and perspective you need to reach the best outcome for your family.

Family Law

Divorce often results in major changes to your family life. Gain the perspective you need to resolve family law issues and achieve the best outcome for your family with the advice, expertise, and knowledge of a Newport Beach family law attorney.

Child Custody

One of the most challenging aspects of any divorce is determining child custody and support arrangements. Without legal advice and representation, it’s easy to lose out in child custody negotiations and end up with an unfair and unjust outcome.

From helping you achieve a fair and balanced child custody agreement to ensuring your children receive fair financial support, working with a Newport Beach child custody attorney can help you reach a fair child custody arrangement.

Speak to a Newport Beach Divorce Attorney Today

Do you have questions about divorce, child custody, or family law? Contact the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs today to speak to an expert family law attorney with over 25 years of experience practicing in Southern California.

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