The "MacGyver Family Lawyer", applying uncommon ingenuity and gumption to bring our... more
The "MacGyver Family Lawyer", applying uncommon ingenuity and gumption to bring our clients to a point of making peace and getting on with their lives. Your go-to "Family Law Guy", a certified family law specialist with more than 35 years of practice, and one of the premier family law specialists in downtown Los Angeles.
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a... more
MS. HEISKALA joined the firm as a supervising attorney after spending 24 years as a sole practitioner in her own firm primarily devoted to family law. Ms. Heiskala obtained her Juris Doctorate from Western State School of Law (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law) in 1976. She was admitted to the State Bar of California and the Federal District Court for the Southern District in 1976, the Federal... 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
When you marry, you enter a relationship contract with your spouse that entitles you as a couple to certain legal rights and responsibilities. Family lawyers specializing in marriage can write prenuptial agreements for a couple before marriage. A prenuptial agreement can be especially important if you have financial interests you've accrued earlier in life and wish to clarify how they will or won't be shared with your new spouse. A written prenuptial agreement sets out the financial expectations of your marriage and anticipates what will happen to your assets should you divorce. The process for creating an airtight prenuptial agreement can be complicated, and a lawyer with a marriage and prenuptial practice can make sure the agreement is properly written.