Family Law and Estate Planning Practice Areas
Comprehensive Legal Services Throughout Santa Barbara County and Ventura County
At our law office we believe every family law and estate planning situation we handle has one thing in common –
- Divorce: Ending a marital relationship may require help from an experienced divorce attorney to protect your interests and guide you along the process to start a better life.
- Child Custody: We understand how important your children are to you. We can protect your rights in custody and visitation issues. We also help structure plans that are fair to each parent, while keeping the bet interests of children in mind.
- Child Support and Spousal Support: Whether negotiating a support agreement out of court or representing your interests in front of a judge, we are assertive in presenting your needs for a fair amount of alimony or child support payments.
- Move Away/ Relocation: Life changes that affect custody or visitation may affect your agreement.
- Restraining Orders: Our office can assist you in obtaining an order against a threat to you or your children. We also can help you fight orders that have been unjustly used against you.
- Guardianship: When a person is named to make decisions for someone else, either by court appointment or as named in a legal document.
- Adoption: Our office can help you become the legal parent of non-
biological child, or assist you in finding the right home for you child.
- Paternity: Fathers have legal rights and responsibilities, but sometimes attorney need to be involved to enforce and protect the best interests of the father, mother, and child.
- Dependency Court Cases: Get an advocate for you and your family in the court.
- Military Divorce: Special considerations for former and current enlisted, officers, and spouses of the armed forces. Learn more by reading a FAQ.
- Property Division: California community property law may seem straightforward, but often special arrangements need to be addressed.
- Estate Planning: Don’t let the court make decisions for you and your loved ones. Estate planning documents can dictate how your assets should be distributed after your death.
- Wills: Make your wishes known to the courts. Determine how your assets are to be distributed and the care of your dependents.
- Trusts: Avoid probate court and create a plan to easily transfer assets upon your death, while maintaining control during your lifetime.
- Power of Attorney: Designate someone to make legal decisions for you, if you are unable to do so.
- Advance Health Care Directive: Make your wishes about your health care be known.
Contact an Attorney to Learn About Your Options
With locations in Santa Barbara and Ventura, you can schedule a consultation that works for you. Send an email or call 805-