Santa Rosa Divorce Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights in Divorce and Separation - Sonoma County
A marriage is many things to many people, but, in the eyes of the law, it is a contract that establishes shared responsibilities, rights and ownership between two people. Marriage involves a whole “bundle” of rights, many of which are not obvious to the average person. Absent a prenuptial agreement, separation or divorce requires an extensive negotiation or litigation process to resolve how those shared responsibilities and properties are divided.
That is a very clinical way of thinking about the emotionally charged and complex nature of divorce, but it is also an effective way to pursue your rights and protect your assets. I work closely with and create a comfortable personalized environment for my clients. I am also constantly focused on a professional level toward making your goals a reality in divorce and separation proceedings.
Experienced, Effective Family Law Attorney - Santa Rosa
Whether you are seeking a legal separation from your spouse that can give you stability and a binding agreement as you decide how to move forward, or you want to permanently divorce your spouse, I can help you address the many complicated questions that need to be addressed. In both situations, you want to work with a lawyer that has the experience, ability and attention to detail to address matters of:
- Property Division
- Retirement Benefits and QDROs
- Child, Spousal and Partner Support
- Child Custody and Visitation
As a veteran attorney with experience handling legal matters for clients and businesses with significant asset protection needs, my office is strongly positioned to provide informed counsel that can serve clients of all incomes.
This link, Dissolution Process Chart may aid you in your initial understanding of the divorce and dissolution process under California law.
For clients interested in a more discreet, secure and cooperative method of divorce, I also represent interested parties in collaborative family law and act as a neutral mediator. This can be a more cost-effective and private path toward divorce, giving you greater control and influence over the process. Find out more about collaborative law.
Discuss Your Divorce and Separation
Contact my office today to schedule an appointment and take the first steps toward moving forward and protecting the things that are most important to you.