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About Alan W. Metcalf, Attorney at Law

As an experienced highly aggressive Southern California divorce lawyer, I will provide personal service with integrity to men and women throughout the Southern California area, including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. I am sincerely concerned for my clients’ welfare and provide individualized attention as this is a highly emotional traumatic time in their life. Divorce is rarely a simple process. Restructuring of the family unit and resolving complex property issues will affect your life for years to come. My goal is to resolve your matter with fairness and the cooperation of all parties involved, with the understanding that I am prepared to litigate if necessary.

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What You Should Know Before Meeting With Your Lawyer

Prior to meeting with Alan, please write down your questions on a piece of paper and bring it with you to each meeting. In addition to the questions, please bring your last three pay stubs, along with the last two years of your tax returns. There are several possible issues in Family Law Proceedings. Actual Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Property Division, Debt Division, Spousal/Alimony support, Actual Income/Ability to Earn, Retirement/Pension Benefits, Credits/Reimbursements, Attorney Fees, Premarital and Postmarital, Domestic Violence, Personal Family Law Issues, Developing a Plan. Some helpful books to read that I would recommend: Mom's House Dad's House by Isolina Ricci, PhD; Dinosaurs Divorce by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown; My Parents Still Love Me Even Though They Are Getting Divorced by Lois V. Nightingale, PhD; Codependent No More & Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie; The Divorced Parent by Stephanie Marston; Helping Children Survive Divorce by Dr. Archibald D. Hart; The New Father, The Single Father by Armin A. Brott. There are hundreds of other good books out there, feel free to find one and read it.