Our lead attorney, Ethan Weisinger, is a certified by the State of California as a specialist in Family Law: including Divorce, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Child Custody and Child Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Family Law Mediation, and Dissolution of Same Sex Marriages.
Our Walnut Creek divorce lawyers at Bay Area Family Law Center are motivated by helping clients through the most difficult times in their lives. We strive to do what is best for you and your family by developing a litigation strategy tailored to your needs.
Divorce is never easy, even at the best of times. Our law office is here to help. From the commencement of your case, we strive to assist you in getting the divorce process completed in the fastest and most convenient way possible. When you come in for a divorce consultation, we ask that you to bring with you your current bank statements, current credit card statements, tax returns, paycheck stubs, deeds, and a list of furniture, furnishings, electronics, and appliances. You should also know the year, make, model, and milage on your vehicles. This information allows our office to assist you in valuing and dividing the community property assets from the get-go.
As one of the best divorce law firms in Walnut Creek, we strive to surpass our client’s expectations by ensuring our client’s preserve their property rights. We help our client’s maintain their fair share of the community estate.Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Though our attorneys are highly skilled litigators, the best and most affordable way to get through a divorce or custody case is through mediation. We pride ourselves on our ability to help you settle your case whenever possible. If you and your spouse are able to sit and workout the issues in your case, mediation may be a good option for you and your family. Our attorneys excel at moderating fair and full divorce settlements. We ensure that you don't spend your time or money going through unnecessary court battles.
When you schedule a mediation appointment with our office, you and your spouse meet with one of our mediators together. Our mediator will explain the mediation process and help you both file any necessary court paperwork. Our mediators will explain the law to you and help you understand how a judge would handle your situation to better help you reach resolution of your case.Child Custody and Visitation Matters
We know that nothing is more important to you than your children. As child custody specialists, we are here to protect your family dynamic and aggressively do all that is needed to ensure that you get a proper timeshare with your children. We specialize in helping clients prepare for Family Court Services Mediation. We know the Child Custody Recommending Counselors and we know the County Judges. We help our clients get their children out of difficult situations and back into stable environments by framing the issues and through zealous representation at court.Child Support
Our family law attorneys are experts in handling child support matters. Whether you need child support or whether you need aggressive representation defending against a child support matter, we are prepared to fight for the proper result.
The Department of Child Support Services works with our attorneys to ensure that our clients get a fair result. We assist in helping our clients present a compelling case to achieve the proper level of child support.Spousal Support
Our spousal support attorneys specialize in working with the often misconstrued Family CodeSection 4320 factors. During litigation, we use Dissomaster to calculate the proper level of spousal support, but at the time of a Divorce Judgment we need to present a strong case for our clients to ensure that the right amount of support is paid. This issue is often complicated and requires an experienced family law attorney.Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence encompasses some of the most difficult issues in family law. Our firm has extensive experience in obtaining and defending against Domestic Violence Restraining Orders. When you come in on a Restraining Order Case, we will assist you in describing the events in question to present a strong case. We will also help you obtain and present your exhibits and your side of the story.Same Sex Marriages
Our Walnut Creek divorce attorneys also specialize in dissolution of same-sex marriages. We support the LGBT community and have affiliations with Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). Today there is no such thing as “gay divorce.” Thanks to the California Legislature, there is only “divorce.” However, it is often important to have an attorney who knows how to help litigate the issues unique to the LGBT community. Our attorneys constantly remain updated on the ever changing laws for the LGBT community and we are prepared to help you and your family get through the divorce process or dissolving your domestic partnership.Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Our attorney’s draft and review both Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Post-Nuptial Agreements, which we tailor to a client’s needs.Certified Family Law Specialist
Our lead attorney, Ethan M. Weisinger, is a Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS) by the California State Bar.
We are also recommended by the Better Business Bureau, by Avvo.com, and are peer-endorsed by family law attorneys in the East Bay Area.
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