Michael obtained his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in... more
Michael obtained his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science from San Diego State University. He commenced his legal education at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. While completing his legal studies Michael worked for San Diego County Public Defender's Office and Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office obtaining a balanced perspective fr... view profile
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I... more
Although our whole firm prides itself on being "warriors in court," I believe that I have a calling to spread the word to folks that there are alternatives to going to court. There are alternatives like mediation, collaborative law and cooperative law. People in our firm, and myself, had to take extra training, often at substantial expense and in other states, to be able to offer those alternat... view profile
I provide representation for clients in a variety of divorce and family law disputes.... more
I provide representation for clients in a variety of divorce and family law disputes. My office is geared towards settlement and negotiation, although I am an aggressive and effective litigator for my clients when necessary. My areas of focus include Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support/Alimony, Division of Community Propert... 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.