Contact Charles D. Stark, Attorney at Law. As a Santa Rosa divorce attorney who addresses family law and other legal matters, I understand keenly that the needs of one client may be entirely different from the next. A client with significant asset-protection needs in a divorce case will not come to my office with the same concerns and mindset as someone in need of trust administration. However, the qualities you look for in such situations and in others are the same.
You will want to work with an attorney who has the experience and effectiveness to provide sound and comprehensive legal counsel. Whether you are seeking an aggressive pursuit of your rights in a courtroom, or if you want to establish a reliable future for yourself and your heirs, you need a lawyer who can fully represent you. In matters of family law, estate planning, business law and real estate, I want to be that attorney.
All of my practice areas involve the common threads of asset and income protection, and each area of my practice reinforces the other. For example, business planning and estate planning may be closely tied with divorce. Every case I take requires the ability to address complex financial issues in conjunction with strong legal representation. I have more than 40 years of experience that I can put to work for you in a wide variety of legal matters, including:
Family law : I can help guide you through the divorce and separation, and handle all related matters such as property division and child support. I can also help craft solid prenuptial/pre-partnership agreements to help protect your interests. In addition to my comprehensive legal services, I also provide unbundled services/limited representation for people who may not need legal help every step of the way.
Mediation : This alternative to court is informal and often less expensive than time-consuming litigation. However, due to its voluntary nature, it may not be the right choice for everyone. I can help you explore your options and help determine whether this process may be a good fit for your situation.
Collaborative law : Arising from dissatisfaction with traditional court proceedings, collaborative law provides an alternative to both mediation and litigation. The opposing parties will work closely with other professionals in an effort to reach an agreement on their own terms. I can explain more about this process and whether this may be an option in your case.
Estate planning :I can help you craft effective wills and trusts, as well as help you with powers of attorney and living wills, among other estate planning devices. I understand how important it is to help ensure that your loved one’s future interests are accounted for. I will work to protect and preserve your assets and interests.
Whether you are building your family’s future, protecting your wealth, establishing a business or creating a plan for generations to come, you need to be represented by a lawyer who can help you create reasonable goals, and then achieve them. Death, disability and divorce all threaten the family and family estate. Our proactive services can help you protect your family and protect your wealth. Call us today at 707-527-9900 or contact us online to take the first step.