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Dedicated Primarily to Family Law since 1976.

Anaheim Family Law Lawyer | Attorney John Balent

Devoted primarily to the practice of Family Law, Lawyer John Balent has been successfully fighting on behalf of clients in and around Anaheim for more than 38 years. A seasoned negotiator and litigator, Mr. Balent possesses the skills required to help you resolve your case through either settlement negotiations or courtroom litigation.


Contact us at (714) 990-3255 to schedule an appointment for a free, confidential in-office consultation. Anaheim Family Law Attorney John Balent will meet with you to review your case and help you set realistic goals, and should you retain our law firm to fight on your behalf, will strive to maintain excellent client communication. Divorce and Family Law related matters are extremely stressful for everyone involved. You shouldn’t have to deal with the added stress of not knowing what is happening with your case. Anaheim Divorce Attorney John Balent


Lawyer John Balent is proud to provide clients with the highest quality legal services and representation in all areas of Family Law. Conveniently located near Anaheim, we work diligently to resolve your family law matter as quickly and efficiently as possible, while looking for potential sources of conflict that may arise in the future and addressing them during your initial case in an effort to prevent or reduce the need for future litigation.


Family Law Practice Areas – Anaheim Lawyer

   John Balent


The Law Offices of Anaheim Family Law Attorney John A. Balent provides knowledgeable and experienced representation in all Divorce and Family Law cases, including but not limited to the following:


DivorceVigorous representation in all divorce proceedings, including contested divorces, uncontested divorces, default divorces, and complex high asset divorces. We also work hard to resolve all of our clients’ other divorce-related issues as listed below.


Divorce MediationSkilled Divorce Mediation services, offered in an attempt to resolve your disputes as quickly as possible and avoid costly courtroom litigation.


AlimonyAlso known as Spousal Support, Anaheim Family Law Lawyer John Balent represents parties seeking to both obtain and fight spousal support awards. Unlike child support, alimony is discretionary and the court will examine numerous factors prior to making a ruling on the issue. If spousal support is awarded, it will be for a period of time to be determined by the court. For short term marriages, this is typically half the length of the term of the marriage. For long term marriages, alimony may be awarded until the death or remarriage of the supported spouse.


Child CustodyExperienced and aggressive legal representation in disputed child custody cases, including determination of legal custody, physical custody, and complex matters such as parental abduction.  


Child SupportCalculation of guideline child support obligations based upon California’s Family Code. We will fully explain how child support is calculated, how the amount of time a non-custodial parent spends with their children can affect child support, and explain other factors that can affect support. These include any other children for whom the parties are financially responsible, day care costs, unreimbursed medical expenses, etc..


Child Visitation – Once a child custody ruling has been issued, the parties will be required to work together to formulate an acceptable parenting plan that allows both parents parenting time. Anaheim Family Law Attorney John Balent has helped numerous clients create successful parenting plans. Call for a free consultation.


Domestic ViolenceThe Law Offices of Anaheim Hills Lawyer John Balent represents both the victims of domestic violence as well as those accused of abusing their spouse, partner or children in Family Law proceedings. This includes obtaining or fighting the issuance of a restraining order, and providing representation as these issues affect child custody and child visitation.


Legal SeparationAlthough most married parties choose to divorce when irreconcilable differences arise, some choose to obtain a legal separation instead of dissolution. As with a divorce, all issues pertaining to property division, alimony, child custody & visitation and child support are settled during these proceedings. The primary difference is that the parties remain legally married and they must obtain a divorce prior to remarriage.


ModificationsProfessional legal counsel to resolve disputes that may arise after a judgment has been issued. In order to obtain a post-judgment modification, one party must be able to successfully demonstrate that a change in circumstances has arisen that warrants the court revisiting the issue. Anaheim Family Law Attorney John Balent represents clients in all modification hearings, including modification of Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Alimony, and in limited circumstances, Property Division.


Parental RelocationVigorous representation in parental relocation matters, also called move-away cases. California is a very move-away friendly state. However, when the custodial parent wishes to relocate out of the area or to another state and such relocation will have a substantial affect on the non-custodial parent’s parenting time, several issues will need to be resolved prior to the relocation. Contact an Anaheim Family Law Lawyer today at (714) 990-3255 to make an appointment for a free, confidential consultation.


Paternity MattersExperienced assistance helping unmarried parties establish or refute paternity. If paternity is established, rights and obligations will be set by the court, including an order for Child Support, determination of Child Custody, and establishing Child Visitation via a comprehensive parenting plan. We have been helping clients resolve their paternity disputes and associated Family Law matters in and around Anaheim for 38 years.


Prenuptial & Postnuptial AgreementsThe Law Offices of Anaheim Family Law Attorney John A. Balent has been reviewing, modifying, drafting and advising parties regarding prenuptial and postnuptial agreements since 1976. Whether you want to ensure that your assets are protected in case of death or divorce or have been asked to sign a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, it is imperative that you obtain intelligent, experienced legal advice. Call to schedule your free consultation.


Property DivisionDivision of marital property debts and assets, locating hidden assets, and tracing funds to determine each spouse’s share of community property due to commingling of separate property assets.


Stepparent AdoptionsStepparent Adoptions can be extremely complicated, and although many attempt to adopt their stepchildren without benefit of counsel, it is crucial that you retain a highly knowledgeable Family Law Lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of stepparent adoptions. Mr. Balent will meet with you to thoroughly review the requirements that must be met prior to the Court signing off on the adoption, and will also educate you regarding the rights and obligations that will be in place once the adoption has been successfully completed.




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For additional information or to schedule your complimentary, in-office consultation with one of the area’s leading Family Law practitioners, please complete our Family Law Case Evaluation Form, or call (714) 990-3255.


Conveniently located near Anaheim, Family Law Attorney John A. Balent has been solely dedicated to the practice of Family Law for 38 years, and possesses the knowledge and experience that you want on your side.