I strive to patiently consult with clients regarding their most intimate and... more
I strive to patiently consult with clients regarding their most intimate and important issues: parental rights, monthly finances and life savings. My practice has focused on family law in California and Nevada since 1999. I am a '90 graduate of Stanford University and a '96 graduate of Loyola Law School with honors. I'm competitive and I proudly advise my clients to choose their battles very... view profile
I have been practicing law for over 44 years. I went to law school after serving as... more
I have been practicing law for over 44 years. I went to law school after serving as the executive officer on a US Navy minesweeper. Since 1972 I have been a sole practitioner. Most of my legal work has been in the area of family law. This includes divorce, child custody, child and spousal support, division of property and preparing agreements (premarital, post marital and final settlement ... view profile
I specialize in all aspects of family law. My mission is to provide high-quality,... more
I specialize in all aspects of family law. My mission is to provide high-quality, affordable legal counsel and advocacy to clients during what is often an unfamiliar, difficult, and emotional time in their lives. Through counsel and advocacy, I strive to make an unfamiliar process familiar so that clients navigate the legal system successfully and can start the next chapter of their lives.
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.