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 Weed, LLP will be there to defend your legal rights and make the transition to your future as smooth as possible. We have family law offices in Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco, Truckee, and Walnut Creek.
Divorce can be a challenge. Don’t go into it blindly.
At Mendes Weed, LLP, our Walnut Creek office divorce attorneys want you to know what to expect and how to endure the hurdles, legal and emotional, that you will go through.
Child Custody / Child Support / Visitation
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.
Marital Agreements / 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 and Property Tracing
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
Prenuptial agreements require more reasoned negotiations than you think.
Even in good times, and times of certainty, co-parenting, custody and visitation can be challenging, and often adversarial. Now in the COVID-19 world, there now appears to be a very strong basis for justifying the refusal of custody and timeshare…But is there really?
How Social Distancing and COVID-19 Related Employment Changes Impact Your Child Support and Childcare Related Issues
Should you file a Request for Order to Modify Support?
The first stop is to review the local rules for the county your case is in, or in the county which would have jurisdiction over your case.
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.
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