CHERI A. KADOTANI
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY
CHERI A. KADOTANI
We are a full service family law firm handling trials, premarital agreements and mediation agreements. Matters handled are: all aspects of divorce and legal separation including division of community property, child custody, child visitation, valuation of businesses, child support, spousal support, request for attorney’s fees, domestic violence restraining orders, same sex and registered domestic partner divorces, annulments, paternity actions, stepparent adoptions and guardianships.
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
There are many issues that arise when there is a request for a divorce. Experience matters when deciding how to proceed.
The court has wide discretion to set the amount of spousal support and there are many ways to argue the factors that benefit a party’s position
Calculation of the amount of child support requires knowledge of the law, computer software and experience at court.
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
There are many different types of property that need to be examined to determine what rights each party has to the assets and responsibility for the debts
ATTORNEY'S FEES & COSTS
The court has the authority to order the payment of the other party’s attorney’s fees and costs depending on the circumstances of the case.
Sometimes resolving conflict can be achieved by understanding that there is a value in being able to decide issues on your own, giving you control over the outcome. Mediation can accomplish a resolution in a quick and less costly way while maintaining civility in the relationship between the parties.
The consequences of the issuance of a restraining order are serious so legal advice and representation are very important.
Past Board member of Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Past Board member and President of Orange County Japanese American Lawyers Association
Past Co President and Board Member of Medellas a charitable organization
Served as temporary Judge in Los Angeles Superior court
Practicing law since June 1985
AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
Trial and appellate attorney for a party in a California Supreme Court case Marriage of Simpson (1992) 4 Cal 4th 225
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500 N. State College Blvd. #1100
Orange, CA 92868
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