Specializing in California
Divorce and Family Law
Fair Flat Fee Options
Child Custody & Visitation
There are two kinds of child custody: Legal custody, which means who makes important decisions for your children (like health care, education, and welfare), and Physical custody, which means who your children live with. Visitation (also called “time -share”) is the plan for how the parents will share time with the children.
Domestic violence is abuse or threats of abuse when the person being abused and the abuser are or have been in an intimate relationship (married or domestic partners, are dating or used to date, live or lived together, or have a child together). It is also when the abused person and the abusive person are closely related by blood or by marriage.
Divorce and other family law matters are already difficult enough without losing everything you have worked for to attorneys. I strive to be different, keeping costs low and affordable. My hourly rate is $250 billed against a reasonable retainer. My invoices are honest, transparent and easy to understand. My initial consultations are always free. I offer 3 legal services options, which are explained below.
This is the least expensive option, but it isn't right for everyone. If you believe that you can adequately represent yourself in your family law matter, you can pay me as needed to give you legal advice and to review the paperwork in your case. I can prepare documents for you if you choose. My name will not appear in the court records nor on any paperwork because I do not represent you.
If you and your spouse believe you can work collaboratively to amicably divorce, I offer a $5,500 flat fee arrangement for uncontested cases. Click here to learn more.
Counsel of Record
I am your attorney, and I will represent you at all times in your family law matter. I will prepare all required paperwork. I will take depositions and defend depositions if needed. I will communicate with your spouse or their attorney. I will appear in court if necessary. I will represent you at contested hearings and at trial if need be. I will have the decision making authority over minor, procedural issues, but you will have the ultimate authority in making material, substantive decisions.
I operate my practice on the bedrock principle that clients should be billed fairly and communicated with promptly. Having practiced family law for over 8 years, I have seen a pattern of pitfalls that unnecessarily protract litigation and disappoint clients. I do my best to avoid these.
I received a bachelor of science degree from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
If you would like to discuss your case with me, even if you currently are represented by an attorney, reach out to me via the contact form below or give me a call. I will give you my honest opinion of your case, and I will not try to sell you anything nor pressure you into anything.