I am certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board... more
I am certified as a specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. I am also a mediator and collaborative lawyer. I have been a small claims judge and am a volunteer mediator for the family law case management calendar in my county. I work with clients in a variety of methodologies: a) Traditional Litigation; b) Mediation; c) Collaborative Law; ... view profile
The most important aspect of being a lawyer to me is effective communication between... more
The most important aspect of being a lawyer to me is effective communication between myself and my clients. I believe it is my responsibility to ensure my clients understand their legal rights and responsibilities even if it may be something they do not want to hear. I think too many attorneys tell their clients what they want to hear. You should always be skeptical if your attorney tells yo... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.