Bay Area Family Law



Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Concord Family Law

Concord Family Law is an area of the law. Concord Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Concord marriage, Concord civil unions, and Concord domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Concord marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Concord Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Concord Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Concord Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.

Usually, if you're searching for Concord family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.



Concord Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Concord Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Concord Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Concord Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?
Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.


Concord Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Concord Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Concord Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Concord Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Concord family law firm that can help you through this.



Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Concord family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
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  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:

Sunnyvale Family Law

Sunnyvale Family Law is an area of the law. Sunnyvale Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Sunnyvale marriage, Sunnyvale civil unions, and Sunnyvale domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Sunnyvale marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Sunnyvale Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Sunnyvale Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Sunnyvale Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.

Usually, if you're searching for Sunnyvale family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.



Sunnyvale Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Sunnyvale Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Sunnyvale Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Sunnyvale Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?
Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.


Sunnyvale Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Sunnyvale Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Sunnyvale Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Sunnyvale Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Sunnyvale family law firm that can help you through this.



Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Sunnyvale family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:

Fremont Family Law

Fremont Family Law is an area of the law. Fremont Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Fremont marriage, Fremont civil unions, and Fremont domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Fremont marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Fremont Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Fremont Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Fremont Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.

Usually, if you're searching for Fremont family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.



Fremont Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Fremont Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Fremont Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Fremont Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?
Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.


Fremont Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Fremont Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Fremont Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Fremont Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Fremont family law firm that can help you through this.



Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Fremont family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:

Daly City Family Law

Daly City Family Law is an area of the law. Daly City Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Daly City marriage, Daly City civil unions, and Daly City domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Daly City marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Daly City Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Daly City Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Daly City Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.

Usually, if you're searching for Daly City family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.



Daly City Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Daly City Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Daly City Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Daly City Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?
Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.


Daly City Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Daly City Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Daly City Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Daly City Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Daly City family law firm that can help you through this.



Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Daly City family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:

Vallejo Family Law

Vallejo Family Law is an area of the law. Vallejo Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Vallejo marriage, Vallejo civil unions, and Vallejo domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Vallejo marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Vallejo Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Vallejo Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Vallejo Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.

Usually, if you're searching for Vallejo family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.



Vallejo Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Vallejo Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Vallejo Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Vallejo Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?
Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.


Vallejo Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Vallejo Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Vallejo Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Vallejo Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Vallejo family law firm that can help you through this.



Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Vallejo family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:

Hayward Family Law

Hayward Family law is an area of the law. Hayward Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Hayward marriage, Hayward civil unions, and Hayward domestic partnerships;
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).
  • issues arising during Hayward marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction



Usually, if you're searching for Hayward family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.


This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Hayward Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Hayward Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Hayward Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.


Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Hayward family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:




Hayward Family Law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...

  • Meet With Your Hayward Family Law Attorney
  • Service of Your Hayward Family Law Petition on Your Spouse
  • Your Spouse Must Answer the Hayward Family Law Petition
  • You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
  • Discovery
  • Settlement
  • Trial
  • Post-Trial Motions (doesn't always happen)
  • Appeal (doesn't always happen)


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Hayward family law firm that can help you through this.


Hayward Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Hayward Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family members.



What is the Time and Cost?
Hayward Family law Mediation Fees usually based on hourly rates and payable after each session. Hayward Family law Mediation takes significantly less time than litigation and because both parties pay one mediator instead of two advocates, the total cost will be substantially less than hiring separate lawyers in an adversarial process. A typical comprehensive mediated divorce takes 4-5 sessions, whereas a typical litigated divorce can take years.



Is Mediation Legally Binding?

Yes. Once all of the outstanding issues are resolved and a tentative agreement has been reached, that understanding will be memorialized into to a formal, written agreement. Once the parties sign that agreement, it will not only be binding as a legal contract, but it will also be accepted by the Courts should they later wish to finalize a divorce.

Santa Rosa Family Law

Santa Rosa Family law is an area of the law. Santa Rosa Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations including, but not limited to:

  • the nature of Santa Rosa marriage, Santa Rosa civil unions, and Santa Rosa domestic partnerships;
  • issues arising during Santa Rosa marriage, including spousal abuse, legitimacy, adoption, surrogacy, child abuse, and child abduction
  • the termination of the relationship and matters including divorce, annulment, property settlements, alimony, and parental responsibility orders (in the United States, child custody and visitation, child support awards).



Usually, if you're searching for Santa Rosa family law, you're going through a divorce, and you need help. We suggest that you fill out our contact form, and let us find someone to represent you.


This list above is by no means dispositive of the potential issues that come through the Santa Rosa Family law court system. In many jurisdictions in the United States, the family courts see the most crowded dockets. Litigants representative of all social and economic classes are parties within the system. Because the Santa Rosa Family law courts are notoriously underfunded and see a relatively large proportion of economically dependent litigants, a common criticism levied is that the Santa Rosa Family law system inherently prejudices the needs of these disadvantaged parties.


Here is a list of Do's and Don'ts about Santa Rosa family law. Hopefully it helps...


Don't...

  • have huge, ugly, name-calling fights in front of the children.
  • ask your child to choose whom he or she loves more or with whom he or she wants to live.
  • let your child feel like he or she is being shuttled between parents.
  • use the child for emotional support or as someone in whom you confide your deep, dark secrets.
  • try to hurt your ex-spouse by discouraging visitation.
  • say negative things about your ex-spouse?even if you feel strongly that they are true.
  • use your child to deliver negative messages to your ex-spouse.
  • prevent your ex-spouse's parents and other relatives from having access to the child.
  • allow issues of visitation or custody to become linked with those of alimony and child support.



Do...

  • Establish positive patterns of child care from the beginning of the separation.
  • Make sure your children know (by specifically telling them) that you love them and that the divorce is not their fault.
  • Reassure your child that divorce is not a sign of personal failure or a cause for shame.
  • Let your child continue being a child.
  • Encourage the child to have a continued relationship with your ex-spouse.
  • Try to establish and maintain a calm atmosphere and a stable environment.
  • Try to establish and maintain regular patterns of visitation.
  • Inform your child's teachers about your divorce and about any accompanying changes in living arrangements.
  • Try to include your spouse in important decisions and events in your child's life.
  • Continue to reassure your children that even though you and your spouse no longer love each other, you will always love and care for them.



If you're thinking about getting a divorce, let us help. You have two general options:




Santa Rosa Family law Contested divorce


If you go down this road, here's what you can expect...
* Meet With Your Attorney
* Service of Your Petition on Your Spouse
* Your Spouse Must Answer the Petition
* You Will Have to Wait Before Proceeding
* Discovery
* Settlement
* Trial
* Post-Trial Motions
* Appeal


Fill out our contact form. We can find a Santa Rosa family law firm that can help you through this.


Santa Rosa Family law Mediation - A More Simple Solution


What is Divorce Mediation?
Mediation is a process whereby a third party meets with a divorcing couple to help them reach a mutual and informed agreement for the terms of their separation, divorce or post-divorce dispute.


Mediation acknowledges that divorce is an emotional event as well as legal one. It therefore provides a safe setting for parties to communicate their needs and interests with each other while focusing on principled problem solving such as fairness, self-determination and the best interest of all family