Mark Ressa was admitted to the California in 1979 and Federal Bar in 1985. He is a... more
Mark Ressa was admitted to the California in 1979 and Federal Bar in 1985. He is a CFLS, Certified Legal Specialist in Family Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He limits his practice exclusively to family law matters including complex litigation, spousal and child support, paternity, high conflict custody disputes and domestic violence. His off... view profile
My practice focuses on family law (divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership... more
My practice focuses on family law (divorce, legal separation, domestic partnership termination, property division, spousal support, child support, child custody & visitation, paternity, pre-nup agreements). I have offices in Danville and San Jose to conveniently serve clients whose cases are filed in Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara Counties. Regular office hours are from 9:00 - 5:00 M... view profile
I help clients facing marital transitions but without litigation or court battles.... more
I help clients facing marital transitions but without litigation or court battles. We focus on cooperative problem solving and negotiation, including collaborative divorce, mediation, and personal counseling - including premarital agreements, marital property transmutations, and divorce marital settlement agreements. I educate clients regarding rights and obligations, and provide representation... view profile
When an ex-spouse makes payments to a former spouse after the divorce, the payments are called alimony. Alimony payments (also called spousal support) are intended to preserve the lifestyle the former spouse enjoyed before the divorce. Unlike child support, which is a required payment to fund a child's necessities, no one is guaranteed alimony. If a couple can't agree, a judge decides whether to award alimony. A divorce lawyer who specializes in alimony knows what information you need to calculate alimony, and can also help if you feel your ex-spouse is asking for too much alimony.