Can the Court make the child support retroactive to the date I served my spouse with the divorce petition?
Our firm takes a proactive stance on family law matters. We prepare each case in the strongest way possible - as if it's going to trial - giving us a competitive edge over lawyers who are only interested in settling.
LA Divorce Lawyer Galen Gentry can help. His 25 years of experience practicing law in Southern California will be on your side throughout the course of your divorce case with the least amount of stress possible. Unlike other firms who may see you as just another paycheck, he is willing to apply personal attention and keep in constant contact with you throughout your case.
His highest priority has always been to put his clients’ needs first; depending on your individual situation, Galen will negotiate early, settle your case, or take your case all the way to court when needed. His unique approach has helped him receive top ratings in both ethical conduct and legal skill from both Avvo and Martindale.
Galen covers all aspects of family law - from divorces to child custody cases and even restraining orders. He knows that if you're hiring a family law attorney, you're going through one of the most difficult experiences in your life. This is a highly stressful time for you, so when you have questions about your case, you need an attorney who will return your phone calls promptly.
An experienced attorney who's handled a variety of case outcomes is also a must. Unlike Galen Gentry, many divorce attorneys have never gone to court and would not be as prepared if your case becomes complex and requires litigation. Galen strives to understand your needs; he then uses this knowledge to know when to settle, when to negotiate harder, and when it's necessary to push for a trial to ensure you're receiving a fair outcome.
We called Galen for the free consultation, and he was filled with tons of information. I actually felt bad after a while, and apologized for taking up his time. Two days later I e-mailed him a few questions, and he promptly answered all questions. This was all without retaining his services. He essentially assisted us with all we needed if we decided to retain an attorney, or not.
While I didn't use Galen during my initial divorce proceedings (I wish I had!), he helped me with some post-modifications and was awesome. He was very quick to return calls and emails and give clear and helpful advice. If I need to revisit anything divorce-related in the future I will be giving him a call. Recommended!
Mr. Gentry is an excellent lawyer. He assisted my parents with a dispute with a neighbor. He returned all their calls and emails quickly. He explained all their legal options clearly and they were very happy with their outcome. We will be requesting his assistance in the future if need be.
Galen was informative and considerate, unselfishly giving his time and vast knowledge. We are located out of state and needed lots of information to continue on with our dispute. He was attentive and responded quickly.
Mr. Gentry met me without charging a consultation fee, which is generous when many attorneys do charge hundreds of dollars. he was informative and concise. Mr. Gentry is definitely an honest attorney, and he advised me without regard to whether or not he would profit.
Galen provides personal services and promptly answers all emails & telephone calls. He explains everything in terms you can understand and walks you through the entire process. He is professional, knowledgeable, sincere and understands how emotional and stressful the legal process can be.
If I had to define Mr. Galen Gentry in one word, it would be EFFICIENT. Yes, I have worked with Mr. Galen Gentry in many different cases. For my business and private matter. Every single time he handles my cases with professional efficacy. I have recommended my lawyer, Galen Gentry, to every of my clients and friends.
I recently needed assistance with Trademark issue, I discovered Galen Gentry on Facebook. He contacted me and gave me tremendous advice and also offered me additional resources in the meantime. When the opportunity to register our trademark occurs, we will be using Galen Gentry.
Our firm has negotiated cases related to divorce, family law, child custody, alimony, child support, businesses and divorce, valuation, property division, paternity, restraining orders, and more. If your case impacts your entire family, there’s a good chance our team’s experience can be an asset to you.
No one wants to be taken advantage of. Unfortunately, this can often be the case in family law matters. Your case may be against an ex-spouse (someone you once loved), and it may involve your children (the most important people in your life). This is why family law legal affairs call for an attorney who’s both caring and experienced.
We sympathize with our clients and want to minimize the emotional damage that can be a result of family law cases. At the same time, we are objective and analytical in our approach. Our unbiased perspective can be just the thing you need as you weigh all the factors and decide which path is right for you and your family.
If you are feeling alone as you seek a divorce or you aren’t sure how a divorce can affect your income, your children, and even your business, don’t wait to get the answers. Our team is known for being highly accessible to our clients, and when you call, you'll speak directly to Attorney Galen Gentry. Contact our law firm today.
Some are and some are not. Attorney’s fees incurred to obtain an order of spousal support are deductible as are attorney’s fees incurred to divide pension and retirement plans.