Family LawA good family law attorney will have experience with these situations and can help you navigate through difficult issues.
Family law deals with sensitive family issues and relationships. The impact on our families and ourselves can cause stress and wreak havoc, often taking a toll on our emotional, financial, and professional well-being.
When you are going through matters pertaining to family law, our divorce attorneys, child custody lawyers, and general family law specialists are here to help you deal with those challenges.
As advocates with your best interest at heart, our family law attorneys can help you navigate through the process and provide you with the next steps to move forward.
We will work with your spouse to handle the paperwork and provide a buffer for you so you can concentrate on what matters most to you.
The end of a relationship can be difficult so it is important to have a skilled family law and divorce attorney standing with you. We will be by your side during the court process, which we understand can be daunting, confusing, and intimidating.
From beginning to end, Mendes Law, PC will be there to defend your legal rights and make the transition to your future as smooth as possible.
Mendes Law Family Law Practices
At Mendes Law, PC, our divorce attorneys want you to know what to expect and how to endure the hurdles, legal and emotional, that you will go through.
Child Support / Custody
Children need the support of both parents to succeed in life. Child support goes toward housing, food, education, clothing, and other necessities. In California, child support is a calculation based on many factors.
Spousal Support / Alimony
Spousal Support can be a more complex issue in California, and we recommend that you retain an attorney if you think you are owed or must pay Spousal Support or alimony.
Mediation is an orderly and non-confrontational process providing people involved in a family law dispute an opportunity to have a dialogue about the issues involved. This dialogue frequently allows them to form an agreement that works for both parties.
Pre-nup / Post-nup
A Prenuptial agreement provides for the disposition of assets, costs, and responsibilities should a divorce happen. It can be a flexible, free-ranging agreement, and we recommend that you have your own attorney if you are considering signing one.
Divorce Forensic Accounting
Before a divorce can be finalized, the joint assets of a marriage must first be identified. At times, these assets can be:
- Complex and hard to value, like complex investments, real estate, or a business
- Hidden or hard to find, like liquid assets that are held overseas
A Forensic Accountant can help uncover assets and provide a valuation.
Family Law Resources
Local Bay Area Resources for Mediation
Bay Area Divorce Resources
A legal separation won't end a marriage or domestic partnership. Unlike divorce or...
With an annulment, the court determines that a marriage or domestic partnership is not legally valid.
Not all marriages are created equal, and neither are all divorces. California law allows for an expedited divorce process, called a “summary dissolution” under certain specific circumstances.
You may be surprised to know that spouses or registered domestic partners are not required to retain individual representation to get divorced or dissolve their partnership in California.
Child Custody – To provide parents some clarity in the midst of confusion, the California Superior Courts have some recommendations for you to follow while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
A lawyer who specializes in child custody arrangements can help you create a fair and equitable holiday or birthday schedule.
Considering a Modification in Custody? Be Realistic about Your Expectations and the Needs of Your Child or Children
Courts take modifications seriously. If you want to be successful in making modifications to your current child custody orders, it may be best to contact an experienced family law attorney in Walnut Creek.
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