Family Law Overview
Pleasanton Family Law Attorneys
Legal problems can affect multiple areas of your life. At the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie, we take a comprehensive approach to solving difficult family law issues. By focusing on the complete picture instead of a narrow perspective, we’ll help you attain a workable outcome. For example, we might address how a divorce could impact estate planning or how a domestic violence accusation might impact visitation and custody rights.
Experience + Reputation
With offices in Pleasanton and Danville, our lawyers have been representing Alameda County families since 1990. Over the decades in practice, we have built a solid reputation in the community. Because of our results and integrity, many of our clients are referred by former clients or other attorneys and professionals who do not practice family law.
How Do You Reach Long-Term Solutions?
You probably have a long list of questions and you may be finding you cannot agree on anything. Divorce frequently involves not only financial issues that will potentially impact you for years to come, but also tough decision related to where children will reside and how often visits occur. Our skilled legal team can explain how marital property and business assets are divided, how child support and spousal maintenance are determined, and what factors the court uses in determining child custody.
Our family law lawyers have the skills and determination to navigate you through the divorce process. We have handled a wide range of cases from contested to uncontested divorces, high-asset divorces that have settled in mediation or required litigation, as well as cases where domestic violence has been alleged. This experience is one factor you can count on to obtain the best possible solution.
Associated Estate Planning Services
Following a divorce, it is critical to review your estate plan and beneficiary designations on insurance policies and investment accounts. If you did not have an estate plan, we can work with you to draft a will, advance directives and any trusts that will protect your loved ones should you become incompetent or disabled, or suddenly pass away without your affairs in order.
When To Contact A Family Law Attorney
Once you have made a decision to end a marriage or separate from your child’s parent, you should make a call. If you received paperwork related to a divorce, you also need to take immediate action.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call us at 925-271-4342. You can also set up a meeting by sending a message with a short description of your legal concern and whether it is more convenient to meet at our Pleasanton or Danville office.