Ms. Bechtel has experience in all areas of Family Law.She is an experienced trial... more
Ms. Bechtel has experience in all areas of Family Law.She is an experienced trial and appellate attorney (In re Marriage of Burgard). She has been particularly successful in negotiations and casesettlement and is a skilled mediator. Ms. Bechtel is very experienced in child custody issues as well as child and spousal support modifications. She has successfully handled multi-million dollar property divisions in complex high asset cases. Her background in both psychology and social work is well suited to the practiceof family law and gives her the unique ability to provide understanding and practical legalassistance to families going through a divorce, child custody and visitation issues, as well asother family law areas. Ms. Bechtel has been a guest speaker and lecturer at the Santa Clara University Law School,family law class and Evergreen Valley College Paralegal Program. She has presented ContinuingEducation of the Bar (CEB) programs and continues to participate on various legal boards andcommittees in Santa Clara County. She is a contributing author for CEB, Dividing Pensions andother Employee Benefits in California Divorces. Ms. Bechtel enjoys travel and reading and staying involved in the legal community througheducation. Ms. Bechtel is also an active member of the Saratoga Rotary Club. less
Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process. My goal is to proctor my clients... more
Divorce can be a difficult and emotional process. My goal is to proctor my clients through the legal system as quickly and efficiently as possible in order preserve sanity and conserve assets. If this can be accomplished through conciliatory means great. If not, then I will be your advocate in the divorce arena. Many aspects of a Divorce, Paternity or Family Law matter consist of child issues. Custody, Visitation and Support. Most Divorces must address issues of Spousal Support. Most divorces must address issues related to property, investments, and retirement. If you have these issues, then you need a diligent representative in the legal world. Whether you are married, divorced, widowed or single, you should consider having an Estate Plan. If you have family, a spouse, children, or other relatives, you should consider having an Estate Plan Assuming you have property, whether it be your home, investments, or retirement, you should consider having an Estate Plan. A basic Estate Plan consists of a Will, a Trust, Advanced Medical Directives and Powers of Attorney. Each has special purposes, and would make your life, your disability and your passing easier on others. You should consider having an Estate Plan. less
Family law includes laws of marriage, civil unions, same-sex relationships, domestic partnerships, divorce, separation, property settlements, alimony, spousal abuse, adoption, child abuse, child support, child custody and kidnapping. If you need help with a family-related legal issue, a family law attorney can advise in family disputes as well as represent you in lawsuits.