Most children, minors in particular, dread the word “divorce” for good reason.

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Ending a marriage is a life-changing event which immediately impacts upon them and can potentially have adverse repercussions on their future as well as that of you and your spouse.

Divorce can be a worry for parents too, because the issue of child custody appears. Both parents rightly want to see their children as much as possible, and so it’s important that they can come to an agreement that both are satisfied with. There’s also the underlying issue of financial support and how this will impact on their future.

Thankfully, the concerns of divorcing couples and their children can be addressed with the services of a competent divorce attorney. Negotiating divorce terms that are in the best interests of all parties, mother, father and kids, and resolving other issues involved in the dissolution of marriage is what the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs does best.

Why do people get divorced?

With more than 25 years of practice, the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs has a profound understanding of the various causes of divorce. We’re one of the leading Placentia divorce attorneys, and thanks to our years of experience, clients will be able to take the most appropriate approach to terminating a marriage.

The reasons for a divorce are often complex and there’s almost always some nuances that impact on a particular case. Satisfactory resolution therefore hinges upon many factors, not least of which is an acknowledgement of the reasons why your marriage has broken down, be it a lack of commitment, deteriorating intimacy, infidelity, abuse or psychological issues.


The Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs is an established Placentia divorce attorney firm. We possess years of expertise regarding the underlying factors that lead to divorce cases. Thanks to this sharp insight, Attorney Downs has expedited the settlement of thousands of marriage dissolutions while serving the best interests of all parties, children included.

Certainly, there are many issues which need to be addressed in any divorce. For this reason, the impartial perspective of a legal counsel who specializes in divorce law will be critical if you’re to come to the right agreement that’s fair to all parties involved.

Family Law

Many of the complications in divorce are resolved under the provisions of Family Law, which was framed to include safeguards on children’s rights. The expertise of a Placentia family law attorney will ensure that you have an advantage when it comes to securing custody or access to the children. In addition, we’ll help to relieve the stress that the kids themselves will have to face.

At the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs, we pride ourselves on being able to propose and negotiate fair custody and child support provisions in all of the divorce cases we’ve handled.

Child Custody

The Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs is a specialist Placentia child custody attorney. We aim to resolve custody issues as amicably, and just as important, as quickly as possible. Thanks to our astute approach regarding this sensitive issue, much of the uncertainty that children face will be minimized.

The key to this is Attorney Joseph P. Downs’ consistent pursuit of child custody and visitation settlements that take into consideration the rights of all parties affected by the divorce, such as yourself, your spouse, and most especially, your children.

Speak to a Placentia Divorce Attorney Today

Learn more about how to handle your divorce settlement. Call the Law Offices of Joseph P. Downs today for a free consultation and learn more about the best way to proceed in your divorce, child custody or family law case.

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