Family Law

Torrance Family Law Attorney 

Serving Families Across Los Angeles County 

Since 1994, thousands have trusted Michael D. Shook, Attorney At Law, to handle their divorces and disputes about custody, child support, spousal support, parental rights, and paternity. Many have also turned to him in cases that involved domestic violence. For every client, Attorney Shook tailors his approach to their needs, goals, and the details of their situations. This approach, paired with his decades of experience, is an unparalleled combination. 

Are you considering filing for divorce? Do you need guidance while navigating a contentious custody battle? Or are you looking for someone you can trust to help you secure your parental rights? For these things and more, trust Attorney Shook. Getting started with him is simple. All you need to do is reach out to schedule a convenient case review. These initial meetings are free. Should you elect to hire Attorney Shook, his services are affordable, and payment plans are available. 

To speak with a highly skilled and experienced family law attorney in Torrance, call (310) 361-2977 or send a message online

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What a Family Law Attorney Can Do for You

Attorney Shook aims to protect the rights of the families he serves and fights tirelessly to get fair outcomes for their cases. 

How this looks depends on the dispute or area of law:

  • Divorce: Attorney Shook guides spouses through California’s divorce process, ensuring they collect and submit appropriate documentation. He also advocates tirelessly for them in negotiations or at trial.
  • Child Custody: California courts endeavor to serve children’s best interests in custody cases. Attorney Shook aims to do the same by working to see that parents get the time they deserve with their children.
  • Child Support: Whether a parent needs to establish, modify, or enforce child support orders, Attorney Shook is prepared to do whatever it takes to see that their children receive adequate support.
  • Spousal Support: Attorney Shook advocates for fair spousal support arrangements that neither burden divorced spouses nor leave them without necessary financial resources.
  • Paternity: If a case involves questions about paternity, Attorney Shook can help settle them through legal procedures such as formally requesting DNA testing.
  • Parental Rights: Attorney Shook is a lifeline for parents, grandparents, stepparents, family members, and adoptive parents handling matters related to parental rights. These can include establishing guardianship, modifying custody, or resolving paternity disputes.
  • Domestic Violence: Many protections are afforded to individuals who are victims of domestic violence. Attorney Shook can help clients secure domestic violence restraining orders (DVROs) and lead them through criminal or civil processes.

Finding the Right Family Law Attorney is Crucial

Choosing the right family law attorney is a pivotal decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your case and, ultimately, your family's future. Family law matters are deeply personal and often complex, requiring a delicate balance of legal expertise and emotional sensitivity. An experienced and understanding attorney can provide the legal guidance and support needed to navigate through challenging times, ensuring your interests are protected and your rights upheld. It's about more than just legal expertise; it's about finding someone who listens, understands, and is genuinely invested in achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.

How Family Law Attorneys Help Families

Family law attorneys play an essential role in helping individuals and families through some of the most challenging periods of their lives. They offer more than just legal representation; they provide support and guidance, helping to mitigate the emotional and psychological stress that often accompanies family law issues. These attorneys are skilled in navigating the complexities of the law while also recognizing the need for compassion and understanding. By offering a range of services, from legal advice to representation in court, family law attorneys aim to secure the best possible outcome for their clients, ensuring that their rights are protected and their voices heard.

Methods Used by Family Lawyers to Assist Families

  1. Mediation and Negotiation: Many family law attorneys are skilled mediators who can help parties reach amicable agreements without the need for contentious court battles. This approach can save time, reduce costs, and minimize emotional distress for all involved.
  2. Litigation: In cases where negotiation fails or is not appropriate, family law attorneys are prepared to litigate aggressively on behalf of their clients. They use their in-depth knowledge of family law to advocate for their clients’ best interests.
  3. Legal Advice and Guidance: Attorneys provide clients with informed advice on various matters, including divorce, custody, and support issues. This guidance is crucial in helping clients make informed decisions about their cases.
  4. Document Preparation and Review: From drafting divorce papers and custody agreements to reviewing court orders and legal documents, family law attorneys ensure that all paperwork accurately reflects their clients' wishes and complies with state laws.
  5. Representation in Court: When cases go to trial, family law attorneys represent their clients in court, presenting evidence, arguing cases, and striving to achieve favorable outcomes.
  6. Support and Counseling Referals: Recognizing the emotional toll of family disputes, some attorneys provide or recommend support and counseling services to help clients cope during difficult times.
  7. Protection of Rights: Family law attorneys are vigilant in protecting their clients' rights, whether it relates to financial assets, custody, or personal safety in situations involving domestic violence.

By employing a combination of these methods, family law attorneys provide comprehensive support to families, guiding them through the legal process while ensuring their interests are safeguarded every step of the way.

Empowering Families with Knowledge

When you hire Michael D. Shook, Attorney At Law, his goal is to equip you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions. He will ensure you understand your rights and options for settling your case. He will also be generous with his counsel and never hesitate to advocate for you inside and outside court. 

It is not enough to make promises about the level of service you will receive with Attorney Shook. See for yourself by visiting our site’s reviews page. There, you will find testimonials from individuals in Los Angeles County who were glad they put their cases in the hands of Torrance family law attorney Michael D. Shook. 

24/7 Family Lawyer

When you hire Attorney Shook, you can access his counsel 24/7. All types of emergencies can arise in family law cases, so he strives to be available exactly when clients need him. 

If you would like to schedule a time to speak with Attorney Shook about your case, simply reach out by phone or send a message online. Attorney Shook’s prompt service and dedication to serving individuals and their families have helped him earn the trust of thousands.

Call (310) 361-2977 to get started. 

Trusted By Clients

Reviews & Testimonials
  • "Michael was very reassuring and confident - he kept his promises and both cases were eventually dismissed and expunged. I am forever thankful!"
    Rachel S.
  • "He knows what he's doing and works hard for your case."
    Mary R.
  • "They were all pleasant and wonderful to deal with. Thank you so much Mike!"
    Lisa C.

What Sets Us Apart

Why Clients Choose Us
  • Personalized Strategies & Results
    Receive the one-on-one attention you deserve. We respond to emergencies within 24 hours.
  • Over 30 Years of Experience
    You can rely on an attorney who specializes in various areas of law to handle your case.
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    Talk through all of your legal options during a free consultation.

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