Family Law/Domestic Relations


Consistent with its philosophy of offering a full range of legal services to the community, the Firm represents clients in all aspects of family law, including preparation of pre-nuptial agreements, representation in all aspects of divorce and paternity proceedings, including property division, child custody, visitation, grandparent rights, step-parent rights and the establishment, modification, and enforcement of child support and spousal maintenance. Our family law attorneys also advise and represent clients with respect to issues regarding alternative relationships, whether opposite or same sex, including preparation of domestic partnership agreements and providing estate planning for non-married couples. We also practice in juvenile court, representing clients in adoption, dependency, guardianship and parental termination actions. The Firm's lawyers act as mediators/ arbitrators to resolve family law disputes and are available to assist clients in a collaborative divorce.

Our family law attorneys strive to combine zealous advocacy with a recognition that marital and family disputes require a quick and just resolution on the most amicable terms possible. We strongly believe that bitter and protracted litigation in this area of the law, though sometimes unavoidable, is most often counterproductive and, especially when children are involved, leaves all parties unhappy and sometimes emotionally scarred. We thus encourage and work toward a fair settlement of domestic disputes whenever possible.

Areas of Expertise


Adoption and Severance of Parental Rights

Arbitration and Mediation Services

Cohabitation Agreements

Collaborative Law

Community Property Law

Custody and Visitation Issues

Divorce

Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Violence

Equitable Distribution

Grandparents Rights

Interstate Support

Marital Agreements

Mediation

Non-Traditional Family Law

Palimony

Paternity

Post-Divorce

Postnuptial Agreements

Premarital Agreements

Separation Agreements

Spousal Maintenance (Alimony)