Divorce is the formal dissolution by a court of a legally valid marriage.
Going through a divorce can be an emotionally charged process, especially because the end result will affect you and your future. While going through the divorce process, it is important to have a support system in place. People who care for your well being and who can help set you up for a successful new life.
Our office will work hard to get you the best possible outcome from the case. Your success is our success.
Our firm can provide comprehensive service and experienced representation for:
Contested and Uncontested Divorce
We are here to help move you to the next chapter in your life.
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Custody and Visitation
Child custody involves determining which parent physically cares for the child. It also involves deciding which parent or parents have the right to make essential decisions for the child. When you’re involved in a child custody case, it’s important to remember to address both physical and legal custody of your child.
Our attorneys can help you with any child custody situation that you may be facing. Whether you’re beginning a divorce for the first time, you’re seeking to establish child custody, or you need to change an existing child custody order, we are prepared to help you fight for your children and their rights. We work to advocate for our clients to the fullest extent of the law to help you protect what matters the most to you – your children.
Child and Spousal Support
California law requires that both parents financially support their children. Our office can assist you with your child support case whether you’re looking to establish a child support order for the first time, modify an order, or bring or respond to a child support enforcement proceeding. Our office knows that child support is more than just math. Getting child support right is critical for all parents. When you need aggressive legal representation, we are here to help you fight for what you deserve.
Whether you’re paying child support or you need to collect it for your minor children, you need a child support arrangement that works for your life. Errors in child support can leave you with too little for the children or unable to pay your bills. Child support can be a messy and painful issue, even for parents who are trying to be amicable.
Our office can help you by:
Establishing child support
Non-payment of child support
Modifying child support or changing child support
Child support as part of a divorce decree
Modifications of existing court orders, post judgment actions
Sometimes people forget what they have or had during a marriage, especially if the parties have been separated for some time. Some of the situations that would be classified as post judgment would be Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (splitting retirement accounts/IRA's); omitted assets (such as retirement accounts) and any other property dispute that may not have been resolved by the divorce court.
Adoptions & Guardianships
Adoption is a life-changing event, and you and your children deserve skilled legal representation to help you meet your goals.
Adoption is a wonderful way to build your family and give a child a home to call their own. Because it is such a deeply personal issue, adoption can be an emotional process. The choices you make impact you and your family for the rest of your life. It’s essential to build resources to make it as easy as possible.
We have experience with every type of adoption case including:
Private domestic adoptions including infants and older children
Sometimes a family member needs to become a guardian of a minor child. Guardianships are a way for family members or friends, usually with a parent's consent, to become legally responsible for a minor child so that they can care for that child's health, welfare and safety.