Practice Areas

Divorce Mediation

Divorce is a difficult transition for a family, but using mediation to end a marriage makes the process much easier on everyone. This is especially true when divorcing spouses are parents. Keeping a divorce outside of the courtroom and ensuring parents have control over the important decisions affecting their children’s lives makes the process easier. Read More

Parenting Plans & Child Custody

Determining how your children will be raised is one of the most important factors in a divorce. It can also be one of the most contentious. In nearly every case, both parents want what is best for their children, but how they view this can be extremely different. Divorcing parents often allow their emotions regarding their marriage to interfere with how they view their spouse as a parent, and issues related to custody and parenting can grow extremely volatile. Read More

Child Support

Child support is intended to assist with the financial needs of a child. Unfortunately, divorcing couples sometimes use support issues to exact revenge on their soon-to-be-former spouses during divorce proceedings. All too often when California couples divorce in court, child support matters become a point of contention that seems to have very little to do with the well-being of the couples’ children. Read More

Spousal Support

Spousal support is one of the most contentious issues in California divorces. Ending a marriage, in part, ends the responsibility you have for your former spouse, but when spousal support is deemed necessary, that responsibility continues. Despite the end of your romantic ties to another person, you remain legally bound to support that person financially. For this reason, the need for spousal support can create a great deal of tension during divorce negotiations. Read More

Property Division

Property division often seems secondary when compared to other issues that arise during a divorce, but it can actually be one of the most difficult to settle. In addition to the emotions involved in dividing property between divorcing spouses, there are also logistical reasons property must be divided in a certain manner. For instance, the spouse who receives primary custody of the children may be awarded the family home, not because he or she “deserves” it but because it is in the best interest of the children to continue living in the familiar environment. Read More