Our family law practice, specializing in divorce and civil rights, serves clients primarily in Santa Clara County, including San Jose, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Morgan Hill, Gilroy & Milpitas.
Our criminal and civil rights practice is state wide.
Our Civil Rights Practice is limited to Constitutional Torts and Violations of Civil Rights with respect to: Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the Right to be Free from Unreasonable Search and Seizure, and the Right to Due Process and Equal Protection of the Law. At this time we do not handle employment or housing discrimination cases.
We are well qualified to handle complex family law divorce issues, including cases involving business assets, income disputes, stock options, post judgment spousal support modification and termination proceedings, and contested child custody cases.
It is never easy to face the prospect of dissolving a marriage and disrupting the lives of your children, but when the alternative is staying in an abusive or unworkable situation, it's time to face facts and take action.
Our operational philosophy is INFORMED SETTLEMENT. It is a plain fact that most divorce, child custody, family law and many Civil Rights cases are settled before trial.
Let's repeat that. Most cases settle. The reason they settle is because good attorneys are doing the best job for their clients when the parties have all the important and relevant information needed to make an intelligent decision before the time when a judge calls for the hearing to begin. Then, if the case still can not settle, presentation of the evidence to a judge is the last step.
California is a community property state. All property onerously acquired during the marriage is to be divided equally. It is not worth each party paying their attorneys $25,000 (for a total of $50,000) to argue over a piece of property worth only $30,000.
Our firm makes this kind of cost-benefit analysis a priority for our clients. There are very few issues that arise under the Family Code that are not negotiable and therefore not subject to a rational cost-benefit analysis.
Domestic Violence and the Safety of Children
These are two matters for which our firm will never counsel compromise. [PLEASE NOTE: There is a difference between compromise and the abandonment of a claim or defense for lack of evidence.]
If your are thinking of filing for a divorce but have questions, give us a call. We are an experienced divorce and family law office. If you believe you need a knowledgeable and experienced California divorce and family law attorney who will explain your legal rights in clear terms please feel free to contact us with questions about your specific case and put the advantage of our experience to work for you.